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Royal baby: Meghan gives birth to boy, Harry announces

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    jgb
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    I look forward to seeing what the government tries to bury under the blanket coverage of this child's birth.

    I look forward to seeing what the government tries to bury under the blanket coverage of this child's birth.

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    1. mrbig
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      Your preemptive cinicism seems odd to me :P

      Your preemptive cinicism seems odd to me :P

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    drannex
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    Long play: This is how the British Empire will rise once more by finally taking over the colonies using a kingdom merger of a royal and an american to create a royal-american citizen hybrid.

    Long play: This is how the British Empire will rise once more by finally taking over the colonies using a kingdom merger of a royal and an american to create a royal-american citizen hybrid.

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      roboticide
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      I mean, in American politics anything is fair game now. I admit I haven't checked, but I don't think the Constitution explicitly forbids a British Royal from holding office. Honestly, don't even...

      I mean, in American politics anything is fair game now. I admit I haven't checked, but I don't think the Constitution explicitly forbids a British Royal from holding office.

      Honestly, don't even need to wait for the baby. Have Meghan herself run in a decade. Americans would eat that up.

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      1. yellow
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        Not exactly, but Article 1 Section 9 does forbid any person holding office from accepting a title of nobility. I suppose if they already have a title, it could be argued that it is okay. They...

        I don't think the Constitution explicitly forbids a British Royal from holding office.

        Not exactly, but Article 1 Section 9 does forbid any person holding office from accepting a title of nobility. I suppose if they already have a title, it could be argued that it is okay. They certainly could not be granted any new titles while in office (without congress's consent).

        5 votes