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  •  Problem with Jon's legitimacy (4+ / 0-)
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    METAL TREK, Puddytat, Portlaw, lyvwyr101

    is that a) he's a bastard son, and bastards are by definition not legitimate
    b) He's sworn to the Night's Watch.  He can't rule the 7 Kingdoms, and certainly can't marry anyone.

    Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

    by nominalize on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:45:17 PM PDT

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    •  Good points BUT (spoilers possible) (1+ / 0-)
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      wouldn't that become moot after what happens to him in ADWD?

      A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

      by METAL TREK on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:51:47 PM PDT

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      •  (book future spoilers in this comment) (3+ / 0-)
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        METAL TREK, lyvwyr101, Seneca Doane

        It isn't unprecedented for a bastard to be legitimized, as we saw with Roose Bolton's bastard Ramsay ("don't call him that!")

        Now, Jon Snow refuses Stannis's offer, but we'll see what happens to him when (if) he wakes up.  I myself wonder if he's not the chosen one of R'hollor, and we've seen with Beric and Catelyn that the Lord of Light chooses to resurrect those who serve justice.   So even if Jon dies, he might not die for long.

        Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

        by nominalize on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:58:54 PM PDT

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    •  PLUS (again, possible spoilers) (1+ / 0-)
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      lyvwyr101

      "Legitimacy" can be established by royal decree, like Stannis offers to do in ADWD.

      A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

      by METAL TREK on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:53:44 PM PDT

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