reply to post by Heisenberg59
you really misunderstand the relationship between parliament, people and monarchy, but i see others have covered that in this thread, as well as other
uk gun threads covering this and the innaccuracies of saying the uk is disarmed - i'll not go into that simply as i am tired of covering the same
ground over and over..
as i said earlier, i disagree with a monarchy in principle.. however, i expect that many would agree that in the states you effectively have a group
of families who run everything and are raised and educated for that ruling position, the uk is no different except with it being one family there
really is an onus on them to fulfil their role in a responsible manner lest they lose it, which is a real possibility.
i guess all political sytems are pretty much a bunch of crud and and have the dice loaded in favour of those who set them up (it could be argued that
the US has this down to a fine art) - in the uk we have at least had the benefit of a good few hundreds of years to "fiddle around with it" and remove
or mitigate some of the problems
edit on 26-1-2013 by skalla because: there not their