posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 04:06 AM
All of the rights that we enjoy in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, all of the personal freedoms, the standard of living, a national mindset of
pride in our country, the country that has evolved to this very day, has been under the auspices of a monarch.
The point is, monarchy has evolved too along with the country and its attempt at democratic rule. There is no reason to believe that the country
would benefit from the abolition of the monarchy.
Surely, the role of the monarchy should be appraised, however, we have much more to fear from the rampant machinations of Government than the monarch.
You think that the monarchy just deprived us of further civil liberties with the 42-day vote?
You want to save some money by removing the "civil list" payments? Hmmm, consider the millions upon millions wasted by our regional councils at the
behest of crackpot Government schemes. What would you really rather have back in your pocket? The £7.9million civil list payment compared with the
hundreds of millions spent on failed police computer projects, ineffective national health initiatives or for that matter MP's expenses?
The monarchy is the least of our problems and at least does serve as a figurehead and cohesive point of reference for a large proportion of the
population. However, our concentration should not be broken from those elements in political society who really do serve for themselves, either by
misdeed or ineptitude.
Are you all happy that the taxpayer has been shouldered with the financial burden of Northern Rock via Government bungling, in the order of hundreds
of millions, or that as a taxpayer you paid 26p in the whole year for a monarch? Most of us lose that down the back of a sofa every month.
Can we focus on the real issues that are destroying our Great Britain?