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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 2006, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Should European monarchs be banished?

Anti people say: It's against the idea of democracy that some people have priviledges by birth, they spend lots of tax money, it is against the European enlightment.

Pro people say: They give people a feeling of solidarity, they help to generate money from tourism.
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post #2 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 2006, 06:51 PM
 
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Re: Should European monarchs be banished?

I always thought that monarchs were the ones that 'banished' people.

Where are you going to banish them to anyway ?
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I always thought that monarchs were the ones that 'banished' people.

Where are you going to banish them to anyway ?
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Re: Should European monarchs be banished?

Nope, we have real royalty, others need to deal with it
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I always thought that monarchs were the ones that 'banished' people.

Where are you going to banish them to anyway ?
Ottoman sultans were banished from the country. Their descendants now live around Europe.
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fuck no!

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Re: Should European monarchs be banished?

They can be sent to one of their old colonies to do social service.
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Re: Should European monarchs be banished?

If British and Spanish monarchies collapse, the nations will break up. I see the Basques, Catalans, Scottish people saying that there won't be any reason for them not to seek independance. So that is a good enough reason not to abolish monarchies. If Yugoslavia was a monarchy it would still exist today.
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Oh yeah We can dream a bit here, it would be perfect to not have monarchies anymore but.. it's just a dream
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They can be sent to one of their old colonies to do social service.
is it because you don't have any Kaiser anymore than you are bitching?

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They can be sent to one of their old colonies to do social service.
Isn't that against the 'european enlightenment' ?
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Isn't that against the 'european enlightenment' ?
No. They can go and teach poor children etc for the things done in the past.
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Re: Should European monarchs be banished?

The main reason the British won't get rid of the monarchy is they would have to replace them with yet more elected career politicians. The Windsors are a relatively harmless amusement by comparison.
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Re: Should European monarchs be banished?

I think they should have actually more power. I want a Queen Elizabeth II who has the power to imprison people indefintely, pass crazy laws at her whim, declare war on France and invade Calais, have people beheaded, and/or drawn and quartered. I mean, you read anything from Tudor history, and it's totally engaging, and it's even true!!! What do you have now, sex tapes at worst, who cares.

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