Alex A
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Two words about the British monarchy

Thoughts on the monarchy. Courtesy of Mundabor. Rest in peace, Ma’am… If you want to understand the English ways, you need to understand how the Monarchy works. The Monarch is completely, and I mean …More
Thoughts on the monarchy. Courtesy of Mundabor.
Rest in peace, Ma’am…
If you want to understand the English ways, you need to understand how the Monarchy works.
The Monarch is completely, and I mean completely, deprived of power. There is nothing, in political matters, that the Monarch has the right to decide on. Whilst Britain does not have a written constitution, and the lack of power of the Sovereign is not, so to speak, black on white, Britain has an unwritten constitution that is stronger than most written ones. Any fantasy of the Queen doing this or that, refusing to sign laws, or firing Prime Ministers, is a fantasy for old, grumpy men with too many beers in them and no understanding of how the world works.
The Sovereign cannot appoint a Prime Minister of his choice, disband parliament and call new elections, or have a veto right over the appointment of ministers. The “Queen’s Speech”, (now “King’s Speech”), which opens the parliamentary year, is written by the Prime Minister …More
John A Cassani
The first big test for his reign will be the plans for his coronation. Will he want to do away with it, or will the government want to do away with it, as the continental monarchies have? The government probably wants to keep it going, precisely for the reasons stated above. A monarchy where all of the monarchical trappings are in a museum is not a monarchy people are going to travel to England to …More
The first big test for his reign will be the plans for his coronation. Will he want to do away with it, or will the government want to do away with it, as the continental monarchies have? The government probably wants to keep it going, precisely for the reasons stated above. A monarchy where all of the monarchical trappings are in a museum is not a monarchy people are going to travel to England to see. Years ago, Charles spoke of wanting to be called “Defender of faith,” rather than “Defender of the Faith.” Of course, ever since Henry VIII received this title from the Pope, not a single British monarch has truly defended the Faith, but Charles want to be seen as the defender of Islam, and who knows what else. But, looking back at Elizabeth’s coronation, it is hard to imagine all of the Christian symbols surviving in modern Britain.
Alex A
Please re-read Mundabor's comments.
YishlahMalako
Let's not forget that there is also an invisible power dynamic among freemasons. The monarchy might appear powerless, but it's hard to tell how much they actually pull the strings.
Alex A
If you were as knowledgeable about Freemasonry as you try to portray, you would know that the British branch of Freemasonry, and by extension, true of most Commonwealth countries, are far more benign than their Continental counterparts. Even George Washington was a Freemason, do we then automatically rule him out as a decent President and not worthy of our admiration?