posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 04:17 AM
Originally posted by michael1983l
reply to post by merkins
They are a constitutional monarchy, they have no say in matters regarding goverance. They are still here because they are part of our rich heritedge
and 20 pence a year per person is a small price to pay to uphold our heritedge thank you very much.
Our heritage wouldn't change if the royals were kicked out. There's a kind of stockholm syndrome between the British people and the royals, its
really sad and embarassing.
The Royal family have a very strong say in matters regarding governance, we just don't get told about it, and they generally don't use that power at
the moment at least not visibly.
The queen has the power to control the houses of parliament and to kick out a government.
Prince Charles has the right to veto any tax legislation that could adverely affect his income or assets. Everytime such a tax issue arises the
government has to get charles' permission for the legislation.
Additionally the queens recent cabinet meeting visit now sets a precedent to allow her or more likely the person after her to meddle in the daily
runnng of the government.
A few years ago the queen tried to scam the public for thousands of pounds for heating her palaces with money in the hardship fund that was set aside
for heating for poor pensioners. She actually had the gall to apply for the hardship fund!
The queen was also responsible for children from an orphanage in canada going missing in the mid 60s.
History is littered with rulers that used human sacrifice. The only difference nowadays is that this practice is no longer seen as acceptable. It
doesn't mean they've stopped these practices but instead that they now do it behind closed doors.