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Thread #131011   Message #2959536
Posted By: Stu
06-Aug-10 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
"I feel sorry for the Republicans and the Abolitionists,floundering in their self-pitying morass of indignation and resentment."

Don't waste your energy bubblyrat, I would suggest most republicans don't want your pity or any other forms of condescension you might wish to send in our direction. Some people are simply waiting to be told what to do, others think for themselves, no matter. As for floundering in a morass if indignation and resentment you've got the wrong idea. We don't need the Monarchy to preside over the state, Royal prerogative is a dangerous anachronism and a joke in a society that claims to value equality and the very idea of Royal assent is an affront to democracy and the ability of a nation's people to determine their own destiny, however flawed the system they use to do that.

The truth is the feudal system and the Monarchy are a 1000 year-old system which deserves neither loyalty or support; it would be nice to think we can progress beyond this rather unimaginative state of affairs and start to realise our potential on our own terms.