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RW
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I feel like flaming tonight, flaming tonight, flaming tonight *moves arms up and down*


Monarchy is a leftover from ancient times, and highly undemocratic. SO WHY DO WE STILL HAVE A QUEEN?! Sheesh!


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Baloo
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???

Partly because her parents knew little about birth control, and didn't care if they did.

One advantage with a Monarchy is, since no-one elected them to office, the embarrassment is far less personal if they make a laughing stock of themselves.

--Baloo

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JERRY, JERRY, JERRY, JERRY, ect.

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"It's good to be the King"

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Bernd
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Why not keep the Queen, just for tradition? After all, she's not suppressing anyone anymore, and she doesn't live in luxury at the expense of her people anymore. At least, the monarchy doesn't usually consume much more funding than a president. What is a president useful for anyway? In countries that also have a prime minister (or chancellor) this guy (or lady) is only good for nice speeches.

Somehow I think that abolishing a monarchy is like demolishing old buildings. People are sad about it afterwards, but there's no way back (only exception: Spain).

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RW
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Our queen doesn't pay taxes, has a ridiculous amount of money and still receives more and more. If the queen orders goods from somewhere you're expected NOT to send a bill, that's not done. F that!

Presidents are useless too, but at least tHEy have to do something to become one!

Maybe I'm a left extremist, sorry.


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AS Dictator, I will donate 50% of my salary to the Poor Trekker's Website Fund.

Happy?

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RW
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OKAY, okay, I'll quit moaning.

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Diane
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Er...if she doesn't need to pay to "buy" things, why does she need a salary?

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RW
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er.. to feel rich?

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Orion Syndicate
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The queen mother here has apparently run up an overdraft of 4 million by spending ludicrous amounts of money maintaining palaces that she only lives in for about 3 weeks every year. I don't mind the monarchy, but they need to learn how to reduce their spending because the taxpayer won't be happy to pay for them to keep their lifestyles forever.

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Bernd
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RW: Would you allow Bea to stay if she paid taxes and promised to pay her bills?

Otherwise I would grant her asylum in Germany. That would be fair, since you hosted our Willi II.

> Presidents are useless too, but at least tHEy have to do something to become one!

Commonly that is delivering boooooring speeches.


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DT
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I am going to kill the Queen of England!

Who is with me?

*hopes like hell that England doesn't have the kind of laws America has where it is illegal to say you're going to kill the head of state*

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Baloo
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DT: I believe they do. It was nice knowing you!


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well...technically the point of having a constitutional monarchy is that the elected head of government is separate from the head of state.

This means that the head of state (monarch) is above all the name calling that goes on in election, caucus meetings, etc. But more importantly, if your elected head of government (read: Bill Clinton) makes an ass of him/herself, the head of state can still meet with important foreign people witout being laughed at.


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