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and in the only online dictionary ref I saw (from an admittedly cursory look), guess which is one of the countries to recognise this word patriate as of useful service?!
That's because we did it, in 1982, we patriated our Constitution (brought it under our own control) so we no longer have to go begging to your House O' Lords to make changes to our Constitution.
no longer have to go begging to your House O' Lords to make changes to our Constitution.
When in the Course of human Events…
Yah, well, we do things differently up here. Polite conversation instead of bloody revolution, that sort of thing...
We woulda been happy to walk away quietly. But, no!
begging to your House O' Lords to make changes to our Constitution
Shaddup, yah moaning minnies - at least y'all have got a constitution!
On the other hand, our supreme court authority doesn't appoint the chief executive by fiat!
Well, we don't have a constitution, just a Bill of Rights, and if every statute was written the way our Bill of Rights is, lawyers would be nearly redundant.
noho ora mai
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