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Re: the problem for the Greenwaldites

From the comments it is obvious that many here do not understand how a constitutional monarchy works.

I think they should study up on that before making more foolish comments about it.

Like a 'presidential system' there are advantages and disadvantages.

Some of all varieties work better than others even 'presidential' systems.

Only true democracies are those where each citizen has a voice/vote on every decision and that is an impossible way to operate other than a very small community. 

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Re: the problem for the Greenwaldites

(I think they should study up on that before making more foolish comments about it.)

Good point Canuck, and right back at you.

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Re: the problem for the Greenwaldites

and right back at you

I take it you think I made foolish statements.

Please point out what I posted that met that.

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Re: the problem for the Greenwaldites


@Canuck_2 wrote:

From the comments it is obvious that many here do not understand how a constitutional monarchy works.

I think they should study up on that before making more foolish comments about it.

Like a 'presidential system' there are advantages and disadvantages.

Some of all varieties work better than others even 'presidential' systems.

Only true democracies are those where each citizen has a voice/vote on every decision and that is an impossible way to operate other than a very small community. 


I think i understand it well enough.  The monarch is the ruler by law but lets canadians rule themselves as long as it pleases the monarch.

Honestly, I said I understand it, but that is wrong.  I know how the system works, but I don't understand how a self respecting person live as a subject of a monarch.

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Give credit where credit is due

under the heading of "blind squirrel finds a nut" or "stuck clock is right twice a day" is this statement by cucky:

"Only true democracies are those where each citizen has a voice/vote on every decision and that is an impossible way to operate other than a very small community. "

So he does understand somewhat of why true democracies don't work. At some point, he may even understand the genius of the electoral college system.

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Re: the problem for the Greenwaldites

lets canadians rule themselves as long as it pleases the monarch.

Did you notice that the Monarch is a 'figurehead' so does the bidding of the government as decided in Parliament .

If no figurehead Monarch we would not have  a constitutional Monarchy and would have to have a different form of government.

There are a number of advantages of a Constitutional Monarchy and many examples around the world where it works well.

Yes there are disadvantages too.

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Re: the problem for the Greenwaldites


@Canuck_2 wrote:

lets canadians rule themselves as long as it pleases the monarch.

Did you notice that the Monarch is a 'figurehead' so does the bidding of the government as decided in Parliament .

If no figurehead Monarch we would not have  a constitutional Monarchy and would have to have a different form of government.

There are a number of advantages of a Constitutional Monarchy and many examples around the world where it works well.

Yes there are disadvantages too.


Sounds like from what I've read the monarch is only a figure head if they chose to be.  The actual legal authority rest with them.  Is this not the case?

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Re: Give credit where credit is due

Is it a genius system that allows the minority to over come the majority?

I am not sure that would be the proper name for a system like that unless you were part of the minority that gets to have their way when the majority wished a different outcome.

Perhaps the minority in Britain should get to have Britain remain in the European system.

Would that be a 'genius ' too?

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Re: the problem for the Greenwaldites

(I take it you think I made foolish statements.)

Umm, Yes - and your not just now joining the club.  Did you believe that you've never posted anything foolish?

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Re: the problem for the Greenwaldites

Haven't studied it, yet one might assume at some point the monarchy allowed such a system to develop in opposition to the potential headless alternative.