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Should Australia maintain its Constitutional Monarchy

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Hi peepz im doing a research on whether Australia should or should not maintain its constitutional monarchy. Please do share your views..thx..
Posted by Dixonnoxid, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 4:23:28 AM
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I vote in the affirmative.
Posted by StG, Thursday, 5 July 2007 3:33:13 PM
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It must be better than what we have?
fluff
Posted by fluff4, Thursday, 5 July 2007 5:42:22 PM
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If all good people have faith and a belief in the Democratic system then they should not support the Monarchy and the House of Lords.
Royalty is expensive Hollywood for the Taxpayer.
Britain should abolish the Monarchy is has long gone past it's sell by date and to keep it is an insult to all peoples intelligence.
Posted by Bronco Lane, Thursday, 5 July 2007 6:36:03 PM
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Most of you have read my thread:

http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread.asp?discussion=771

In summary, we are not ready to change the structure of power before we have a written Bill or Charter of Rights. So at this time, we should maintain our constitutional Monarchy, even under Charles III. He presents as an outdated oddity but he is at least is responsible and above politics for the time being.

After that, if we must move on, we should review our motives as to why we must change from Constitutional Monarchy, and further peel the next surface: "yes but why is this necessary"? How does this affirm our freedom with a balance of power? How is the country more secure? "Then what?

The Howard era with the Cronulla riots, the new sedition laws, the abolition of rights, and the retrograde movement away from freedom and individual rights makes us more cautious of any Australian autocracy.

The flag-waving circus of nationalistically wanting "Australia to be under an Australian" is rhetoric to be cautious of.

It is seductive, but we need to be smarter than that and carefully go back to "how will this work?" to balance power and our rights, and "then what"?.
Posted by saintfletcher, Thursday, 5 July 2007 8:26:09 PM
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the level of poltical evolution in oz is still medieval, most have no notion of what democracy is, if they knew they wouldn't want it, so a monarchy is best.

an australian-born king might be a good idea, an ex-footy hero with proven breeding ability and not too bright would suit the national character. naturally, he would have to be married to a good sort, able to pass out trophies at races and cakebakes with international tele cameras on 'er.
Posted by DEMOS, Thursday, 5 July 2007 8:26:54 PM
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