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Old 11-10-2016, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Loach View Post
Technically true but the colonies did have political offices. Washington spent 15 years in Virginia's House of Burgesses. He then spent time in congress before becoming president. There were various colonial governors and colonial legislatures before the revolution and similar offices after.
[smile] ... yeah, I noticed that so I threw in the technicality of "a Republic" ... but Washington was a General in the Army and in many ways this is public office ...