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Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
06-Aug-10 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
"As humans,we all tend to need leaders,chieftains,lords,monarchs ; figureheads towards whom we can look for encouragement,understanding,and leadership."

Regretably, I have a feeling that that may be true. Unfortunately, I also suspect that, in recent centuries, as populations have got larger and larger, and leaders more remote from those that they are supposed to lead, they have had more and more of a tendency to turn into parasites. I think that that applies to politicians and business leaders too. In the case of the Royal Family their 'right to rule' doesn't stand up, for a moment, to any rational scrutiny (unless you have actual proof that God appointed them). But these things aren't really rational, are they?