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Blood And Language: Reinventing The Special Relationship

“Let the Circumstances of Language; Religion and Blood have their Natural and Full Effect.” – John Adams, 2nd President of the United States The United States and the United Kingdom share a common history, culture, and tongue. To this day, the veins of 39 million Americans are estimated to flow with English, Welsh, and Scottish blood. That’s 12 percent of the population, and serves as the 3rd largest ethnic group in the nation. If you add the 36 million Irish descendants to that list, you have the single largest ethnic group in the United States. Sadly, however, despite being a former… Keep Reading

Philosophy/Politics

Kingsmen – End Sovereign Immunity!

The doctrine of sovereign immunity derives from the English notion that “the king can do no wrong” and hence cannot be sued without his consent. The purpose of this doctrine was, in England, from at least the Middle Ages until eighteenth century, to bar certain lawsuits against the monarch and his or her ministers and servants. With the rise of the English Parliament after the death of Elizabeth I, government officers and politicians sought to gain the power of immunity that the monarch and his or her agents had enjoyed. In practice, however, English subjects were not totally deprived of… Keep Reading

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