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Does the British Monarchy have a place in today's society?

Asked by: MyLittleOpinion
  • The Monarchy are for the people

    Look at how humble Will and Kate are. They are kind, forward thinking, and modern. They would make excellent Kings and Queens one day. Gone are the days of oppression and tyranny. The monarchy is there for our benefit. They create tourism, patriotism, prestige, and joy for benefit of millions. I'm proud of our heritage and the lineage of kings and Queens are a continuation of our history. Not many countries have that and we should hold on to it.

    Also behind the scenes they do lots of work besides tourism and national holidays. They knight people, they give out awards, turn up to hundreds of royal duty trips every year, and work their backsides of all their lives. They respect our soldiers unlike our spineless MPs. They also encourage and do charity work like orphans in poor countries and to protect endangered animals. The Princes Trust Charity helps young people and it's the monarchy we have to thank for that.

    We owe them our utmost gratitude for their lives of service, and yes they are servants not rulers to our nation. I wish them well and wish others did too. If you don't like them there are many countries without monarchs to move to.

  • Dieu et mon droit

    Dieu et mon droit is the motto of the Royal family and means in English "God and my right".
    Just like we have human rights that cannot be stripped from us, so the queen has the right to rule, which cannot be removed except by god. Its called the divine right of kings.
    This means the queen (or king) is subject to no earthly authority, deriving the right to rule directly from the will of God. The Queen is thus not subject to the will of her people, the aristocracy, parliament or any other elected body of the realm because only God can judge an unjust king or queen.
    Therefore there is no way of legal removing the queen from her position as head of the various countries she rules and why would we want to anyway? If its gods will that she rules then who are we to question? The system of kings and queens has worked in society since before recorded history and I see no reason why it wont carry on in to the future.
    So yes the royal family does have a place in today society in the same way they have a place in any society because although technology and ideals may change humans are humans and we will always need a leader and heredity leaders do produce stability.

  • Impartial symbolic Head of State above politics, commercial and factional interests

    Our modern Constitutional Monarchy gives us a Queen who is:

    an impartial symbolic Head of State above politics, commercial and factional interests
    a focus for national unity, national awards and honours and national institutions
    a Head of State whom we share with 16 other independent countries because she is their Queen too and that links us all together amazingly and most valuably
    the Head of the Commonwealth because all 53 countries recognise her as this and so she is a special unifying symbol for them too
    the centrepiece of colourful non-political ceremonial and national celebrations
    separate from the Head of Government (the Prime Minister), unlike in some countries where the two are combined, often with difficulty
    able to give impartial non-political support to the work of a wide range of different types of organizations, faiths, charities, artists, craftsmen etc
    a Head of State completely under the democratic control of Parliament but not having to change every few years in divisive elections

  • Impartial symbolic Head of State above politics, commercial and factional interests

    Our modern Constitutional Monarchy gives us a Queen who is:

    an impartial symbolic Head of State above politics, commercial and factional interests
    a focus for national unity, national awards and honours and national institutions
    a Head of State whom we share with 16 other independent countries because she is their Queen too and that links us all together amazingly and most valuably
    the Head of the Commonwealth because all 53 countries recognise her as this and so she is a special unifying symbol for them too
    the centrepiece of colourful non-political ceremonial and national celebrations
    separate from the Head of Government (the Prime Minister), unlike in some countries where the two are combined, often with difficulty
    able to give impartial non-political support to the work of a wide range of different types of organizations, faiths, charities, artists, craftsmen etc
    a Head of State completely under the democratic control of Parliament but not having to change every few years in divisive elections

  • The monarch is outdated

    There is no democracy until the monarchy is abolished! The idea of a monarchy is an outdated system that does not fit into modern society. What is the need for a monarchy when there is a parliamentary system? Inevitably all the monarchy does is steal money from society; money the hardworking have earned and money the royal family certainly does not deserve. What do they do for society? For those that argue that they bring financial income by tourism are completely wrong. If there was no royal family I am sure just as many tourists would visit London for what else it has to offer. Britain remains fundamentally undemocratic until we abolish the idea of a hereditary head of state.

  • Absolute Supreme Power makes me apprehensive.

    No one human being should have that much power. "The People" are long brainwashed. No point in trying to change their views on this type of society. Yes the first authority figures recorded in history were kings. Guess what ? Even the kings of the first 12 tribes were chosen by the people before it became hereditary. Favoritism has to play some type of role in a monarchy. Treating some better than others. Different rules for different classes. Inequality of certain sects, making my mind up for me??... No thank you we don't like being led across the pond. We know how make our own decisions as well as think for ourselves. We enjoy having our voices heard and opinions taken into consideration. It would be unfortunate if a future king (who BTW are no longer blessed by god) turns out to be a total tyrant because he couldn't or wouldn't be challenged.

  • The monarch is outdated

    There is no democracy until the monarchy is abolished! The idea of a monarchy is an outdated system that does not fit into modern society. What is the need for a monarchy when there is a parliamentary system? Inevitably all the monarchy does is steal money from society; money the hardworking have earned and money the royal family certainly does not deserve. What do they do for society? For those that argue that they bring financial income by tourism are completely wrong. If there was no royal family I am sure just as many tourists would visit London for what else it has to offer. Britain remains fundamentally undemocratic until we abolish the idea of a hereditary head of state.

  • No, absolutely not.

    From my understanding, most people are distrusting of celebrities and politicians. So with this in mind, why exactly is it that celebrities sponsored by the state are totally fine? I mean, that's what the royal family is. They're celebrities being promoted by politicians, you'd think far more people would find that just a teensy bit questionable. With all that said, I absolutely loathe them and all the blind respect they get. GASP. THEY'RE GETTING MARRIED? Gee whiz, that must be important! Duchess-what's-her-name is being whiny? Gasp, important! The Queen doesn't like those mean paparazzi taking photos of Catherine? (Um, hold on, isn't that how you Royal types make your living? By leeching off of everyone's attention like a parasite?) Pay Attention!

    And you know what I find most ironic? I can only wonder how much of these people that are totally in love with the Royal Family shun reality TV and look down at the people who do indulge in such entertainment. That's not just incredibly hypocritical, but it's also pretentious and stuck up. Because guess what? The Royal Family is no better. Just like reality T.V and Hollywood that's exactly how they make their living. Off of your attention on unimportant nonsense that neither matters or warrants your time. It promotes the same obsessive, perverted behavior.So they're a bit classier. Big deal? It's still shameful attention mongering. Where we bump uglies shouldn't define our worth. That's absolutely ridiculous. By principle, the entire concept of a Royal Family - even if harmless - is completely shameful.

    I'm a Canadian, and it's utterly ridiculous how much respect we have for the Queen. Documentaries in 3D! Movies that portray her in an unrealistic light! (Oh, look at the Queen care for that poor, poor deer. How about you show some sympathy for those 100's of animals you killed for your fur coat you murdering sycophant)

    So they bring in money. So what? Do we honestly believe that it's the Queen that brings in tourism money and not numerous other things? Not the rich history? The architecture? The monuments? The culture? The fact that the place speaks English therefor probably being an easier place to get around in for a ton of English speaking people? Not the fact that Britain is near three other interesting places? The money we can spend on the royal family, we can spend on other places. And not just that, but we can make also money off these other places too.

    I'm not going to settle for just saying the classic 'God save the Queen' mockingly or say 'F*ck the queen'. No, I hope she dies in a car crash. And believe me, I'm not one such individual who doesn't mean what they say.

  • There is no democracy until the monarchy is abolished!

    The idea of a monarchy is an outdated system that does not fit into modern society. What is the need for a monarchy when there is a parliamentary system? Inevitably all the monarchy does is steal money from society; money the hardworking have earned and money the royal family certainly does not deserve. What do they do for society? For those that argue that they bring financial income by tourism are completely wrong. If there was no royal family I am sure just as many tourists would visit London for what else it has to offer. Britain remains fundamentally undemocratic until we abolish the idea of a hereditary head of state.


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