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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Becoming A Republic Will Solve All Problems! Somehow........

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We’re going to be a republic! The politicians say so, we can’t resist! After all, the politicians say so. Never mind what you really think of them, they said so and that’s all it will take! It will be a great day for Australia and everything will be fine and dandy! Just suspend your disbelief and vote how the government tells you to!

If the proposed republic does not contain a bill of rights then it's not worth anything to the Australian people.

Our rights are already under assault from the Liberal/Labor/Green alliance and could potentially be stripped away completely if we vote for a republic.

In other words if politicians want it then it's something that is for their benefit only. 

The Australian Republican Movement also constantly misrepresents our relationship to the UK and the Crown. For one thing Australia is an independent nation and our relationship to the UK is not a subordinate one. The UK cannot in any way pass legislation binding upon Australia and even in the past when they could, by convention they did not.

As far as the Crown is concerned, Elizabeth the Second is specifically Queen of Australia and it is a completely separate crown to the UK and other Commonwealth realms despite being held by the same person. Also the Queen is not foreign, she is family, we have a closely tied history to the UK as well as countries such as New Zealand and the relationship is an equal one. 

As a bonus the only time we have to pay anything towards the Crown is when the Queen is actually in the country and it’s pretty much the same cost we pay when any other head of state or dignitary visits the country. Even as a republic we’d still have to cover this cost should Elizabeth or her successors visit.

If you want to accept the Queen as foreign though then you could suggest the Australian Republican Movement is xenophobic given how foreigners are pouring onto our shores to live in this country.

In all seriousness though, at this time becoming a republic has nothing to offer us and could cost us dearly. It’s not something we can just adopt and then fix it as we go, it needs to be pretty much the right way to go from the start. If we vote for a model that actually takes away our rights we’ll be hard pressed to get them back.

All the republican movement is doing at the moment is distracting us from the very real issues we face and we possibly face losing our rights with promises of independence and sovereignty that we actually already have. These rights are currently being undermined by the Liberal/Labor/Green alliance so you can imagine the model for a republic they would present.

Instead of ‘throwing off’ the Monarchy we’d be better off throwing out the politicians and special interest groups that are serving their own agendas’ and egos to the detriment of the people of Australia and the very real sovereignty and independence this country already has.
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