Thursday, 26 November 2009

Queen now 3-0

3 wins, 0 losses. That is The Queen's new record when it comes to elections. Back-to-back-to-back solid majorities. I imagine many a politician is envious of that feat. And, no doubt republican politicians continue to scratch their heads, wondering why their fellow countrymen just aren't jumping on board the republican bandwagon.

Yesterday, voters in the Caribbean Realm of St. Vincent and the Grenadines overwhelmingly rejected a republican constitution that would have replaced The Queen and Governor-General with a President as head of state.

SVG joins Australia and Tuvalu in having handed republicans a resounding defeat. Australia rejected a republic in 1999 and Tuvalu in 2008.

Of course, republicans in all three Realms aren't the most gracious losers. They will surely come up with all kinds of excuses as to why and how they didn't win. The question was rigged. The people do want a republic just not "this" republic. Blah, blah.

Call them predictable...but there are three things that republicans can be counted on:

1. They won't take No for an answer.

2. They will blame everyone and everything for their defeat.

3. They can't agree on what type of republic they want.

My question to republicans is this...Did it ever dawn on you that the people reject a republic because - maybe just maybe - they actually want to remain a monarchy? Sheesh, what a novel thought!

Until next time,
Robert.

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