Saturday, June 09, 2012
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.