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The Monarchy & “Liberal” Royalists By Can Pat

April 23, 2011 2 comments
Of all things, before all else must issue a sincere and heartfelt condemnation to royalists that identify themselves as leftists or liberals. There is nothing liberal or democratic about monarchy, whatever it has done or hasn’t done. Any person who is a leftist and a monarchist is like a black member of the Ku Klux Klan—an idiot undergoing an identity crisis. One can’t be the upholder of democratic ideals and of an inherently evil and unnecessary institution that is at the core of all the inconsistent whinings about imperialism and colonialism we Canadians have always attributed against the Americans. Republics can correct themselves while monarchies cannot and won’t. Royalists, whatever political stripe, either hate democracy or are too stupid or insane (in some cases both) to realize monarchy is an evil affront to democracy and will fight tooth and nail to prevent it.

An Open, Republican Letter To Monarchy Sympathizers (Like Rachel Sa of The Toronto Sun)

March 11, 2011 4 comments

Below is an excerpt of a rebuttal written to Rachel Sa of The Toronto Sun on her poorly researched article on the monarchy in Canada from The Toronto Sun, Sunday, February 19th, 2011 (As of March 11th, I have yet to receive a response):

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Human Rights Abuses in Monarchical Canada

January 18, 2011 2 comments

Is Canada, under a foreign monarchy, really democratic, free and respectful of human rights? With such an overt display of a lack of human and equality rights under monarchies, why would Canada, a country that prides itself on freedom and the equality of all citizens ‘subject’ itself to such a denigration by keeping ties, ceremonial or real, to a foreign, overseas monarchy?

The elected Head of State of Canada is currently the monarchy of the United Kingdom, currently represented by the British royal family, currently queen Elizabeth II and succeeded by prince Charles. You and I are ‘subject’ to them. In other words, we are below them, both legally and philosophically.
We must ‘bear true allegiance’ to the queen and on top of that, ‘bear true allegiance’ to her ‘Heir and Successors’. There is thus, no such thing as equality in a monarchy. The very notion that one human being is above the others is inequality at its core. We must always defer to every member of the monarchy in order to be ‘kept in our place’. Read more…

Canadian Navy or Royal Canadian Navy?

December 28, 2010 Leave a comment
A great initiative was put forth by a prominent Canadian Republican, author Randall White. It regards the renaming of the Maritime Command. The Senate of Canada’s National Security and Defence Committee is looking into changing the name of our naval forces now officially known as the “Maritime Command.” 

Senator Bill Rompkey from Newfoundland & Labrador wants to formalize the already informal practice of referring to our Navy as simply – and justly – the ‘Canadian Navy’, and not the ‘Royal Canadian Navy’ (pre-1968 Official Name) as suggested by archaic Senators Joseph Fay of New Brunswick, Donald Plett of Manitoba and Fabian Manning of Newfoundland & Labrador.

The monarchist league apparently has a petition with more than 5,000 names in support of the “Royal Canadian Navy” option. We need support for the “Canadian Navy” option so that Senator Rompkey can see that real Canadians agree and appreciate what he’s trying to do.

This issue is very important to our cause. As Mr. White stated:

“What we have here, I think, is at least a few politicians of a sort in Canada actually debating a very early version of our ultimate republican question. We should be supporting the ones on our side… Read more…

No queen in 2011

December 28, 2010 Leave a comment
As you may know, postage is going up in the new year. Despite printing “P” stamps, which can be sold and used at the new rate, the post office for some reason keeps issuing new “P” stamp designs with each rate change. For years, even when these stamps had denominations, the ‘queen’ was always part of the series, as if mandated by law (it wasn’t).
Each of the past few years, with every rate hike, I’d write to Canada Post suggesting we hardly need another queen stamp. She has appeared on more than 60 of our stamps since she was a princess! No Canadian even comes close to being so honored. Indeed, her image has bumped worthy Canadians who could have been. Read more…
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