Saturday, June 09, 2012

In Defence of the Crown

I wrote another letter to the editor in response to Jon Kay. I was saddened and disappointed by Jonathan Kay’s attack on the Crown. We have a supremely democratic system which has withstood the test of time. It is no coincidence that many of the top-rated countries of the UN human development index and other indices of liberty are dominated by constitutional monarchies — many of these headed by our Queen. Mr. Kay seems to have spent too much to time studying the U.S. republic and not enough time reading Burke and Bagehot. Fortunately our constitutional arrangements are protected from republican vandalism. We will be saying “God Save the Queen” for a very long time to come. Roy Eappen, Montreal.


Dollops said...

The reason why monarchs make the best heads of state - they have nothing to gain by being corrupt.

Anonymous said...

Indeed God and the Crown preserve us from those who would mess with something that works well.
God Save the Queen!
Cheers Bubba

Pissedoff said...

Sent this to you yesterday on another thread but just in case you missed it

Hail to… the Queen?

RJ65 said...

We should thank our lucky stars each and every day that our nation is the product of English history and the magna carta. Our Queen has been a fabulous head of state for Canada and I hope she lives a long and happy life. Not a fan of Prince Charles, I don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Yes, long live the Queen and her heirs and successors. Canada is the best of nations and we owe a certain amount of that heritage to the English Crown.

I Support Lord Black