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Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
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BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Intelligent debate in Oz not a two way street

By David Byers (Convenor of ACM in Country, New South Wales)

Intelligent debate in Australia is not a two way street. On the one hand, you have the republicans who will never accept the will of the people with regards to the 1999 referendum, and will scream outrage at anyone who dares to express a view that is in defence of the Crown. On the other hand, you have those of us who support the Australian Constitution and the Crown with reasoned argument and respect. I ask all readers to visit this website (see link below); there you will get a very good idea what monarchist in Australia have been putting up with for years (see comments after article). You might like to express your own views.

Get familiar with the republicans “arguments”, it won’t take long. Yet in the early 1990’s this is pretty much all Australians heard because the internet was yet to be what it is today. Now we can hit back.


Scott said...

What disturbs me most of all is that the republicans believe they can get their way once, and never have the question arise again. But surely, by their own logic, if you can once change your constitutional arrangements in this way because of a majority vote, you can always do so. Why, should a monarchist majority form, could they not be forced by default to return to the Crown?

Either they haven't considered it, or it is probably in part because they have a disdain for all this democracy - as many people understandably do - once they get what they want with it.

Lord Best said...

I lost track of how many times the republicans dismissed the constitution and democratic voting in that comments page. Sad about the referendum, nevermind, just overturn the will of the people to fulfill an obsessive idealogically driven goal fueled my a nagging inferiority complex that says we cannot be our own country until we remove the Queen.
Additionally, Dear God, what happened to capitalisation and punctuation? These people have a vote and yet they spell 'through' 'thru'. I'm probably just getting petty, but stupid people frighten me.