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Prime minister of Jamaica plans to remove the Queen from head of state to become a republic, is she doing the right thing for the country?

Sonny 2012/03/12 15:05:49
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In light of the Upcoming 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence, The prime minister of Jamaica. the most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is planning to remove the queen from monarchical ties with the country because she believes it has not improved or developed the status and economic gains of Jamaica. Many Jamaicans love the Queen while others don't. is she doing the right thing
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  • Classical Liberal 2012/03/13 14:52:33
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    The origin of the Government of England, so far as relates to what is called its line of monarchy, being one of the latest, is perhaps the best recorded. The hatred which the Norman invasion and tyranny begat, must have been deeply rooted in the nation, to have outlived the contrivance to obliterate it. Though not a courtier will talk of the curfew-bell, not a village in England has forgotten it.

    Those bands of robbers having parcelled out the world, and divided it into dominions, began, as is naturally the case, to quarrel with each other. What at first was obtained by violence was considered by others as lawful to be taken, and a second plunderer succeeded the first. They alternately invaded the dominions which each had assigned to himself, and the brutality with which they treated each other explains the original character of monarchy. It was ruffian torturing ruffian. The conqueror considered the conquered, not as his prisoner, but his property. He led him in triumph rattling in chains, and doomed him, at pleasure, to slavery or death. As time obliterated the history of their beginning, their successors assumed new appearances, to cut off the entail of their disgrace, but their principles and objects remained the same. What at first was plunder, assumed the softer name of...


    The origin of the Government of England, so far as relates to what is called its line of monarchy, being one of the latest, is perhaps the best recorded. The hatred which the Norman invasion and tyranny begat, must have been deeply rooted in the nation, to have outlived the contrivance to obliterate it. Though not a courtier will talk of the curfew-bell, not a village in England has forgotten it.

    Those bands of robbers having parcelled out the world, and divided it into dominions, began, as is naturally the case, to quarrel with each other. What at first was obtained by violence was considered by others as lawful to be taken, and a second plunderer succeeded the first. They alternately invaded the dominions which each had assigned to himself, and the brutality with which they treated each other explains the original character of monarchy. It was ruffian torturing ruffian. The conqueror considered the conquered, not as his prisoner, but his property. He led him in triumph rattling in chains, and doomed him, at pleasure, to slavery or death. As time obliterated the history of their beginning, their successors assumed new appearances, to cut off the entail of their disgrace, but their principles and objects remained the same. What at first was plunder, assumed the softer name of revenue; and the power originally usurped, they affected to inherit.

    From such beginning of governments, what could be expected but a continued system of war and extortion? It has established itself into a trade. The vice is not peculiar to one more than to another, but is the common principle of all. There does not exist within such governments sufficient stamina whereon to engraft reformation; and the shortest and most effectual remedy is to begin anew on the ground of the nation.

    Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man
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  • Sonny Classic... 2012/03/14 18:26:14
    Sonny
    Thank you so much for answering my question, you sound very educated and articulate and that's what I love about people. gave you a rave for that one. awesome answer
  • Neil 2012/03/13 14:35:41
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    Neil
    She is an anointed Queen. They cannot do that. :)
  • Leah 2012/03/13 02:12:31
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    Leah
    I like Queen Elizabeth as a person, but I don't support monarchies (I am American.) I fully support the PM of Jamaica's decision.
  • Angi 2012/03/12 21:00:22
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    Angi
    I really wanted to put don't know. Isn't it for Jamaica to decide.
  • Sonny Angi 2012/03/12 22:04:38
    Sonny
    The people don't have a say in this one. I think the government is planning this themselves......because Jamaica is a third world country and not out of dept and not recovered from the recession, many believe the queen should stay because the coutry may need their help if problems may occur, earthquakes and suck like what happened to Haiti. others think that she should go because the monarchial ties suggest that the country is not free from colonism because of it's history with the british and the enslavement of the African people living in Jamaica years ago.
  • Angi Sonny 2012/03/12 23:57:05
    Angi
    It sounds to me like it is something the people should decide, why not have a referendum. I think the did that in Australia.

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