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Thread #161019   Message #3822956
Posted By: Backwoodsman
27-Nov-16 - 02:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: The best type of government
Subject: RE: BS: The best type of government
I'm marginally in favour of an enlightened, benign monarchy, especially seeing what's just happened in the US Presidential Election. However, the beauty of a republic is that you can periodically get rid of the President and replace him/her with someone (hopefully) better - we're stuck with the queen until she abdicates or, more likely, dies, and then we have no say in who gets the job after her.

I'm also very much in favour of a democratically-elected parliament. What I'm not in favour of is a press which is controlled by a very small handful of powerful owners, all pushing an extremist agenda, encouraging xenophobia and hatred, and heavily influencing the votes of the easily-misled and feeble-minded elements of the electorate - viz. the 2015 GE and the recent EU referendum.

And I'd take Obama for King any time.