OT: Happy Canada Day

John Francis johnf at panix.com
Fri Jul 2 17:37:48 EDT 2010


I'd take the (extremely limited) power of a constitutional monarchy
any day over the abuses of power clearly demonstrated in the American 
presidential system.

I certainly don't see that achieving a position of power just because
of who your father was is in any way inferior to achieving power because
of how much money your friends, family and cronies can afford to spend.


On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 05:01:41PM -0400, Daniel J. Matyola wrote:
> I strongly object to giving anyone that kind of power simply because
> of their ancestry.
> 
> Are you really comfortable giving someone like her son that kind of power?
> 
> Dan
> 
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 4:41 PM, William Robb <warobb at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > --------------------------------------------------
> > From: "Daniel J. Matyola"
> > Subject: Re: OT: Happy Canada Day
> >
> >> Why do you Canadians still put up with those silly "royals"?
> >>
> >> As the grandson of peasants, the pretension to royalty or nobility
> >> really offends me.
> >>
> >
> > Technically, the Queen forms a pivotal part of our government structure, in
> > that her representative (the Governor General) can tell the Prime Minister
> > to go pound sand.
> > Unfortunately it doesn't work that way in reality, but I much prefer our
> > method of bringing down a government that is running amok (the GG signing
> > them out of power) than your way (assassinating unpopular presidents).
> > I have appealed to the Queen (GG) myself when I felt I was being treated
> > unfairly by Revenue Canada, and she made them go away.
> > Consider the awesomeness of someone having that much power......
> >
> > William Robb
> >
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