Monday, 4 June 2012

Republicans Would Ban Christmas

Well Olly Cromwell, the Lord Protector republican head of State who took fun out of fundamentalism, certainly did.

Seeing all the Jubilee Celebrations for sixty years of service by HM the Queen to her country, only Prodnoses could fail to see the shared happiness and pride among people at the celebrations. We were not supporting one mob over another as at a games match, but were truly in it together. And those that claim to know better despise that. Well stuff them!

The republicans say that we ought to be able to elect our head of state. With the same ability to pick losers that we have with our politicians, no doubt. And we don't have a proper democracy even for that - the candidates are picked by maybe a dozen people at the top of parties where policies are developed on commission. Even if we had perfect democracy (as impossible as free market competition), look at our fellow citizens: 95% of whom I wouldn't trust to tell the time correctly.  A very wise person told me only to take notice of people whose opinions one respects. The republicans would get the Dancing on X-Factor klutz for four years they deserve. How many soldiers would be willing to risk life and goolies for Baroness Ashton or Brian Paddick?

And look at the candidates for president over the last sixty years, um, er, um. Look at the succession of failures that the Yanks and Frogs have picked. And the Huns don't directly elect their Prez but leave it to their politicians to mess things up (not very good judges of character lately). Didn't Enoch Powell famously say that all political careers end in failure? A brilliant way to bind the country together, especially as the winning candidate can win by only one more vote than the other plonker. Rather like the doctor who scrapes through all his retaken exams and is on duty to save your life on a weekend.

In conclusion, our constitutional monarchy is best and we are extremely lucky and proud to have Her Majesty as Queen. Likewise, I have every confidence in the Prince of Wales and Prince William to do their duty when the time comes.

Best Wishes to Her Majesty, Long May She Reign Over Us.


Thud said...

Nothing to add but hear hear!

Michele said...

It costs more to elect a President than we spend on the monarchy. See the American Primaries how much money are they having to raise?

And how many tourists would flock to London and then out to England if the aura of monarchy was removed?

Someone should tell these miserable republicans to research the administration of the Crown estates - they might have a shock!!

Brian said...

Many thanks for both of your wise comments.
Isn't it good to have something, someone, that unites people all over the world and makes us feel happier and have shared pride in the achievements and service of someone else?
For me, the lighting of the Jubilee Beacons was more significant than the Lembit Opik torch trot.