Wednesday, 17 November 2010


I'm starting to think that the republican movement is full of idiots. Why exactly would you bother holding a plebiscite on a republic around the same time as a royal wedding?

How the hell could anyone think that this is logical?

In a way I'm pretty happy that they are that stupid because I do lean towards the monarchist side of the debate, but honestly.

What I do think is stupid is this whole "plebiscite" business. Quite frankly I don't think it means anything if 80% of the people wanted a republic or only 50.1%, until the republicans figure out a model of government that will appease a majority of people in the majority of states holding plebiscites would be pointless, especially during a time when more people are going to support a monarchy then support a republic.

1 comment:

Legend said...

Something I'm almost ashamed to admit, that doesn't fit into other facets of my beliefs, is my desire for Australia to become a Republic. Really, it's only because I want to sever the link between us and the monarchy. It won't necessarily improve anything, and it'll be a big effort and take a lot of time, but it would make us more independent. I mean, it's practically (or definitely) pointless, but I can't deny that I'd love Australia as it's own, separate Republic without people like the Governor General representing the Queen, who has enough Constitutional power to kick out the PM. I also think it is probably going to happen regardless.