posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 05:46 PM
Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
....... People would still visit your country because of it's history and respect it's architecture the same way, except without a monarchy, you
wouldn't be a subject, but a citizen.
And what difference will that have on my life?
I can answer that myself easily - none whatsoever!
I won't have more personal freedoms or liberty.
I won't gain more wealh.
I won't gain more control over my life.
My day to day life would continue unaffected and the TPTB would remain just that, only they would have a 'Republic' to hide behind instead of a
Whilst I accept that the Monarchy is an outdated anachronism, so is our unrepresentative and unaccountable electoral and parliamentary procedures and
I personally would rather see radical reform of those.
The British Royal Family has absolutely zero impact or influence on the lives of the vast majority of British people and it seems to me that
American's etc have a deeper fascination and obsession with them than what we do ourselves.
As for me, I intend to spend the day in the pub having quite a few pints and a good craic on with my mates. (Hopefully avoiding TV as much as possible
except for hopefully watching my horses win!)
Like all newly weds I wish them well for the future and any debate on the value and worthiness of The Monarchy can wait for another more suitable day.