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December 29th, 2012 10:18 PM #51
Diamond Jubilee or William and Catherine's wedding), the royal family is a constant, it's been there always. Dame Helen Mirren once said that HM and her sister are the only two she knows today who "been there" throughout her entire life. You're right, royalty is something society has deemed them to be. But that's democracy, it's only in countries like Bahrain that it would ever work to have a royal family without the support of the majority of the public.
I'm sorry for that essay, just can't stop writing when it's something I'm really passionate about.
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December 30th, 2012 03:51 PM #59
Ehh... I'd have to really disagree with that statement. Aren't the royal finances grossly underreported? And even if they aren't underreported, doesn't the British monarchy itself report that it costs around £40 million to maintain?! Is that yearly?! If so, our President isn't even worth close to that amount of money. However, if you guys are happy financing their privileged lifestyle and lavish travels to "sell" your country, then so be it.
I think most Americans aren't happy with the compensation our government officials receive. Many of us would like to change that. We would love to eliminate wasteful spending and all the "hands in the cookie jar." The somewhat silver lining is that we aren't stuck with them for a lifetime. We get to vote them in or out and impeach them if necessary. It doesn't weed out all of the underqualified elected officials, but I think it's great to have that option.
Listen, I'm happy for any healthy baby to be born to two loving parents, but I realize that this baby is being born into a tax-funded life of privilege that he or she will never have to earn. That would make me mad to finance that privileged life, but luckily it doesn't directly affect my wallets. Each addition to that family should be looked at as extra tax money to dish out. But, I'm just an American.... what do I know.James ~ Ariston
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