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Re: God Save the Queen
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0728  Tuesday, 15 April 2003

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Monday, 14 Apr 2003 19:31:56 -0300
Subject: 14.0703 Re: God Save the Queen
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.0703 Re: God Save the Queen

Gabriel Egan writes,

>A crown-enforced democracy is a contradiction in terms.

I don't think many lexicographers would agree with you.

More importantly, somebody has to enforce the system of democracy, and I
shouldn't trust the people who are trying to win elections to enforce it
on themselves, especially if they can dress themselves in the
self-righteousness of speaking in the voice of "the people", "the
state", "the republic" or the various other abstractions that substitute
for the crown in republics.

Cheers,
Sean.

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