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    I Believe

    I have my mansion now, Oh
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    I Believe, I believe just what he said


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    By faith I believe it, By faith I receive it
    By faith I can have it, By faith I can share it
    I believe just what he said


    I have my mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I'll have me mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said

    He worked it out for me, Oh
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    I Believe, I believe just what he said


    Bridge II:

    By faith I will know it, By faith I will show it
    By faith I will bare it, and now I'll declare
    I believe just what he said


    I have my mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I'll have me mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said

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14 September 2008

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I think your definition of "kingdom" is considerably broader than mine.

While I can't say that our system of governance is always fair, it is not a kingdom. You don't have to be born wealthy to be successful (though it helps, and some rich people are successful for no reason other than being born rich). There's no state church (though some people in charge would like very much to rectify that). And we have the ability through democracy or legal action to challenge the political or monetary elite (though goodness knows it isn't easy).

The most you can say is that modern western civilization retains some uncomfortable elements of the old feudal system that haven't been bred out yet.

But Will, do you think that they really are trying to breed those things out? As for Kingdom, I guess I do have a broad sense of the term, I look at democratic governments as being the logical conclusion to how the aristocracy figured on how to maintain control.

The peasents are given a few crums just to keep them at each others throat and off of their backs. Yes, some of them are allowed a degree of wealth (that even happened al though rarely in the European royal systems), but really the 1% who control most of the wealth are not a fluid group, that group, for the most part, is fixed and in control, in my observation.

I don't really think that anyone is "trying" to breed those things out of society, but I do think western culture is evolving away from it. (Then again, I watched a lot of Star Trek as a kid, so it may just be wishful thinking on my part...)

Anyway. Yes, there is definitely an "old money" aristocracy in America, and they control far more than they should in a democracy, but that doesn't make us a kingdom any more than having a national health service makes Canada a communist state.

Canada does have alot of RED in their flag! lol

We must be ever-vigilant against those godless moose-loving Commies!

Like maple syrup, Canada's evil oozes across our border...

@Will:

Well, in about a year I hope to ooze over back! I want to move to Nova Scotia ASAP, but alas I have to wait :-(

Hmm - I'm with you though on how you define kingdom. I'm loving your def. too!

I totally agree with you. There are some conspiracy nuts that believe that the US still falls under the United Kingdom. They believe that Lincoln sold out to the British to help finance the civil war. They say that is the reason that the US and the UK is so buddy buddy. I don't know, but that THEY say

No offense, but that's nonsense.

The reason America and the UK are on such good terms is because we helped fill their coffers after WWII, and because their government saw fit to stick close to us as until recently we were the world's only superpower. In fact, I'd say that America owns more of Britain than vice versa - just ask Tony Blair.

And heck, there's less inequality between classes in Britain than there is here.

Your analysis is correct Will, the UK and the US are close primarily because of WWII, however, the “money” between the two has still been in a few select hands collectively.

I do find it funny however, as in when the Queen of the UK visited the US last year, how Americans of all stripes took to the streets to worship…I mean honor her.

Telling in my opinion, extension of the commonwealth in fact if not in name.

Worshiping the queen? She's one of the biggest celebrities in the world and has been a worldwide ambassador of goodwill for decades. It's hardly surprising so many people would turn out for her.

@Will:

I wasn't surprised at all, I expected no less. I understand she does the "good will" ambassador thing, however; I posit that the fascination with her in the US (and even to Princess Diana) is more to the fact that "WE" (even after a war of independence) still like the idea of being part of HRM Kingdom.

However, when George and the boys set up there own fiefdem and called it "Democracy", they just transfered the power with the perception of it being different, by nature of how it is managed, not the intent of govenrment.

Good answer :-D

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