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  1. she was the head of state for 70 years and she handled those duties gracefully I can think of no one who could have done a better job in her place
    4 points
  2. You have a lot to learn about the history of democracy. Alfred, who is often regarded as the first King of England, made peace with the Vikings and unified the English, providing a form of representative government. The Magna Carta established the necessity to consult with representatives in 1215. After that we see a succession of increasingly democratic moves in Britain that are only rivaled in liberty by some Italian cities that had their own charters. What’s especially remarkable is that in modern history of the last few hundred years, Britain avoided a painful domestic revolution, civil war, invasion, and has stood up against oppressive foreign powers. It’s a great legacy. It’s at the foundation of Canada as a bicultural bilingual country with freedoms that were paralleled only by the US and some smaller European states. Slavery was outlawed in the British Empire in 1832 though it persisted in the US. It may not mean much to you, but Elizabeth 2 has been an honourable face for this legacy. She put duty above personal inclination through many challenging times and worked with 15 PM’s over 70 years in Britain alone. She has had rotten food thrown at her on parade in New Zealand and talked down someone with a weapon who had broken into her residence. She never wavered. Charles 3 may have more weaknesses, but he also has many strengths and I’m sure will take the role seriously.
    3 points
  3. This is mostly incorrect. The King does have authority, but no political power. That has been the case since King George I in the early 1700's. They have wealth because Prince Albert was alarmed that Queen Victoria had almost no personal wealth. He was an astute business man who invested what little was left, in real estate. That is the source of the Kings's personal income. Privilege is a reflection of the fact that he is King, but as a constitutional Monarch, he is bound by the laws of the realm. If we did not have a King, we would need to replace him with something else. Under the late Queen's reign, the Royal Family cost the British taxpayer less than the British Embassy in Paris and a good deal less than having a President. It cost Canadians nothing other than the salary of the Governor General. If Canada suddenly lost our collective mind and did abolish the monarchy, what would we replace it with? Do we want the symbol of our country to be a politician like Trump, or Biden ? I can think of nothing worse than a bland colourless politician being the personification of Canada. Canada has been a monarchy since the first French settlements in 1609. Before that, my knowledge of First nations is woefully lacking, but I am led to believe that some of them have had Hereditary Chiefs. I am sure some of you will correct me. But since 1609, Canada has been a monarchy. It is part of what Canada is. Losing it would have a profound negative impact on who we are. I believe our new King will be a very good symbol of Canada. If I am wrong, in 30 years we will have a new King. We have had a few poor Kings ( maybe 6 out of 43) in the past 1000 years, though only one (and a bit) in Canada. King George IV's personal life was a mess, but his reign was generally good. Edward VIII would have been a poor King, but Mrs. Simpson fixed that. He never wanted the job in the first place and she was his escape route. The Americans can't compete with that record. Presidents do not have a great track record. The Russian Republic has gone pear shaped. The Israeli prsidents have had issues. Austria elected a former SS officer. The French traditionally hate their Presidents as do the Americans. Germany has finally seemed to have become the exception. But look at the top countries with a good quality of life, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, and yes, even Canada. All are Constitutional Monarchies. Wow, what a blow hard. I just had to get it off my chest.
    3 points
  4. Read Winston Churchill’s 5 volume History of the English Speaking Peoples. Our institutions were forged through centuries of war, revolution, counter-revolution, invasion, trade, settlement… The Crown going back over 1200 years to Alfred represents continuity of the legacy that has given us much of what we value about modern civilization. It’s a hybrid of the Roman administration and the northern popular assembly. The system has worked very well, and I certainly value those influences over China and the UN.
    3 points
  5. of course there was more than two sides Trump did not call Nazi's fine people he said people on both sides of the Confederate statues debate were fine people he explicitly said he wasn't talking about the Nazi's and condemned them totally you buying into the fine people hoax is the ultimate sign of Trump Derangement Syndrome
    3 points
  6. because since 1688 nations with this monarchy as their head of state have flourished more and been freer than any other nations on the planet with the only exception being America, who were once ruled by that monarchy which is a big reason why they have been so successful and free as well
    3 points
  7. If God is not OK with it then why does he create so many lesbians?
    2 points
  8. Spare me your woke whine about privilege. Anyone who lives in the West in this day and age is privileged above almost all people the world has ever seen. Your real complaint is you're a nobody with no accomplishments in life and nobody cares about you. You're jealous of the outpouring of respect for a woman who took on a job with enormous responsibilities and impressed the world with her dignity, wisdom, and sense of duty for longer than almost anyone else has been alive. And your jealousy lies in the fact that when you die nobody is going to take notice or give a damn. Even if you didn't care it takes a real charmer to be yelling insults at the death of someone many others did care about.
    2 points
  9. the GG is a partisan crony of the PM that is not a better head of state than an apolitical monarch your anti-monarchist position is not based in reason, but based on feelings it has nothing to do with how well they do the job or how well an alternative would do the job
    2 points
  10. I'm surprised to see so much disrespect on a Canadian forum. I'd expect it more on an American forum but actually they are being very kind. Long live the King.
    2 points
  11. I’ll honour Charles 3. He’s made sacrifices. Our royal lineage means something.
    2 points
  12. The Queen is dead. Our noble Queen Elizabeth 2, a class act by any metric. Women achieved this: ER1, ER2, VR. Deliver the Queen of Canada to Heaven. Have mercy on her soul. God save the King.
    2 points
  13. Elizabeth II ascended to the title while still of the age most people today are just leaving college. She is the last of the world leaders from "The Greatest Generation" and lived a life dedicated to and restricted by duty and responsibility. She sailed majestically through all the chaos, wars, political drama, family crisis, social change, and the rise and fall of nations. And she did it in a restrained, thoughtful and dignified manner almost completely at odds with what we see of most world leaders today. RIP to her. And God bless the King.
    2 points
  14. Regardless of anyones views, King Charles will be our king for life. Australia, or Britain could abolish the monarchy but the Canadian Constitution has locked the Crown in place so deeply, we will likely be a Constitutional Monarchy until the end of time.
    2 points
  15. But we could?? RIP to Queen Elizabeth II. She was an honourable lady and controlled that bizarre family.
    2 points
  16. Really? That's the snarky title you choose? That's what's sad.
    2 points
  17. Sad day she was a strong lady. Could of atleast had the respect to make a nicer title then this
    2 points
  18. 4 million Americans out of work due to long Covid. This costs the US around $170 billion per year. 24% of people who've had Covid suffer from long Covid. This may sound unbelievably high, but it is not inconsistent with the experiences of comparable economies. For example, a Bank of England representative recently stated that labor force participation has dropped by around 1.3% across the entire 16- to 64-year-old population (not just those who are working), and that the majority of that impact is from the rise in long-term sickness—which he suspected was long Covid. Meanwhile, one-quarter of U.K. companies cite long Covid as one of the main causes of long-term staff absence. "Using the average U.S. wage of $1,106 per week, the estimated 3 million people out of work due to long Covid translates to $168 billion a year in lost earnings. This is nearly 1% of the total U.S. gross domestic product. If the true number of people out of work is closer to 4 million, that is a $230 billion cost. "
    2 points
  19. Canada got Dominion status in 1867. The Indian Act was passed in 1876 and the amendment that made attendance in residential schools was passed in 1894. They were a Canadian invention of Canada politicians.
    1 point
  20. I’ve been trying to find anything on the French study, it’s amazing how things get wiped off the internet. I’m pretty sure the answer to your question is over 90%, but I can’t find it now… Here’s another study, similar results: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmed.2021.668995/full Our monocentric study shows that the rate of daily smokers is significantly lower amongst the patients with symptomatic COVID-19 compared to the French population. This was regardless of the patients' admission status. The SIRs of daily smokers in the outpatients and inpatients groups were identical at 0.24 [0.12–0.48] and 0.24 [0.14–0.40], respectively, which is 76% lower than that of the French population (after adjusting for age and gender).
    1 point
  21. my love for Elizabeth Windsor was pure my fealty to Her was unto death as necessary I wept when I heard she was dead but now that she is gone there is nothing binding me to Canada anymore it's just an American Protectorate, run by a bunch of cowards, sycophants, cronies & traitors, whom I despise Godspeed, Elizabeth Windsor, to the foot of our Lord we will all be together again, over the river, under the shade of the trees
    1 point
  22. They won't watch it, you know. For some unfathomable reason they seem to believe remaining ignorant makes them in some way superior. I don't know. Can't figure it out. Pre-ordained by their great Prog God or something. "Lo, and the ignorant shall inherit the earth." It must be written down for them somewhere. Maybe in Slate, or Snopes, or Mother Jones or MediaBiasFactCheck. Or some other of their religious texts. Maybe the CBC.
    1 point
  23. Simply not true. The rally was organized by white supremacists. They lost $26 million in a lawsuit afterwards. They called themselves “pro-white activists” and were protesting, among other things, a proposal to remove pro-slavery Civil War insurrectionist Robert Lee. The rally attracted hundreds and hundreds of Proud Boys, Nazis and KKK members. They were not a small minority, they were the organizers and key members. There weren’t a bunch of cheery nice non-racists who wanted to preserve the racist statue. Again, all we need to do is look at the rally’s purpose: Preserve a statue of a white supremacist who waged a massive war against the United States.
    1 point
  24. Does this answer your question once and for all? My bad, I missed that Infidel Dog already posted this. It does bear watching again to put that particular lie to rest.
    1 point
  25. When it comes to censorship and outright bans against certain people, it is overwhelmingly the left that does it. This is basically so one sided it's not even close. If you truly believe that the right engages in censorship more than the left then you are woefully uninformed.
    1 point
  26. Lol gross. Does she wipe your ass for you too? My wife is an educated professional and gainfully employed I don’t wish to have a servile wench to wash my underwear for me. You should be embarrassed not being able to do your own laundry. Real men are not reliant on a woman for basic hygiene, you are the pathetic emasculated male. When your mommy did your laundry did you have cream for her too? Disgusting.
    1 point
  27. What is sad is the Canadians that have become ignorant, selfish,lazy and so hateful. And disrespect everything that has built this country up to the best in the world. But yet enjoy what it gives us.
    1 point
  28. The OTHER reason to believe Barr is because he found his conscience AFTER Trump incited an insurrection and kept telling the BIG LIE to overturn the election. After that Barr stopped backing Trump's corruption. You've been conned.
    1 point
  29. You believe the SS is still there when Trump spends his summers in Bedminster? ㊙️ the SS is NOT guarding Trump's closets nor storage areas, they're guarding HIM.
    1 point
  30. You forgot, Australia, Denmark and Belgium. Spain also returned to a constitutional monarchy after experimenting with fascism under Franco.
    1 point
  31. She was the Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. But her decades of hard work, the adept handling of multiple crisis, her unstinting sense of duty, her wit and wisdom, to say nothing of her diplomacy won her legions of admirers around the world. She made herself, in effect, the Queen of the western world. So much so that her passing has brought tributes even from the West's enemies like Putin and Xi. Every American news channel was turned to full time coverage with their anchors and reporters in black. The same with Euronews, France24, Germany's DW, and of course, the networks in Canada. I think there's a kind of universal sense of attachment to our history we get from the royals and their pageantry and customs. Other nations wish they had such things to brighten up their secular world. Every one of the above networks, along with others like Al Jazeera covered the 96 gun salutes going off all over the UK this morning, and Charles' drive to Buckingham palace. Why? She wasn't their monarch. Why is France's president standing behind a podium in a black suit paying tribute to her? Why is Germany's president talking about how admired and revered she was in Germany? I think she was a link with our past and has been a sense of continuity for so many people in the shifting sands of political fortunes. Presidents and prime ministers came and went but the Queen was always there. The BBC announcement of her passing. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-21927209
    1 point
  32. That's because it's in the nature of the Left to sneer at anything which represents Canada's traditions, history and values. It's in their nature to mock and ridicule everything about Western civilization and its accomplishments and institutions. Only by tearing down what was so painstakingly built up by better people can they hope to bring about their vaguely defined idea of the perfect society. Although, of course, they've no idea how to do that or what it would entail.
    1 point
  33. The ONLY one saying it's a witch hunt is Trump, which is exactly what all criminals say. The question is why you would believe a con man like Trump. Probably cause, you're unfamiliar with his long history of conning people. Do you even know about any of it? Early on, he used to call reporters masquerading as his own publicist named John Barron or John Miller. Those were some of his EARLIEST LIES. You've been CONNED.
    1 point
  34. Yeah, you can insult me, but I do not care about this either; as you can see I can insult myself no problem. The only way to get me is for you to provide some logical arguments, tell me why I should be sad, or what grand achievements the Queen accomplished. I heard the following mentions: - how many thousands of pieces of mail she handled (achievement??) - how many trips she made in her 70 years on the throne (achievement??) - how many countries she had visited (achievement??) -how she served 70 years while a typical police officer retired after only 20 years!!! This last comparison could make me laugh. You compare the years of service of officers who are risking their lives daily in armed confrontations with the dregs of our society with years of Royal Visits around the world - all smiles, best foods, best health care, best everything for you. Oh my! Another proof of how media manipulates us daily. But you listen to them. Keep your handkerchief handy to wipe those tears of sadness when they tell you to. Then roll up your sleeve to take the 10th booster shot when they ask.
    1 point
  35. On any count? I'll take that bet. Not sure why YOU'RE defending a con man.
    1 point
  36. Agree. He could have said she took a dirt nap at least to show respect. I guess now I am relieved from my oath to the Queen of England. The "her heirs and successors" part was untenable from the start. How can one swear allegiance to potential pedophiles and God knows what, just because they all came from the same spawn?
    1 point
  37. I believe Vlad is waiting for...something to get out of the way, so to speak. Before he conducts the war with more vigor.
    1 point
  38. Meanwhile back in the REAL world, ONCE AGAIN the people ACTUALLY conspiring to commit election fraud are Republicans GOP Officials Caught Instructing Poll Workers To ‘Secretly’ Break Rules: Leaked Audio Republicans in Michigan are working to take control of election proceedings by stocking polling places with “undercover agents” …On the leaked call, EIF founder and former state Sen. Patrick Colbeck claims that “none of the constraints that they’re putting on this are legal.” His co-host, GOP county chairwoman Cheryl Costantino, advises the workers to “just hide” their cell phones, and to “hide a small pad and a small pen or something like that because you need to take accurate notes.” Costantino dismissed concerns from attendees that they’d be thrown out or removed from their posts for breaking the rules. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/michigan-gop-encourages-poll-workers-break-rules-leaked-video-1234588705/
    1 point
  39. Prove it. Obama turned his documents over the NARA which was holding them in a Chicago facility for HIS LIBRARY. It is pathetic when you guys just repeat BS heard on FOX without so much as a small bit of research.
    1 point
  40. Once out of office, ALL those privileges VANISHED. At that point ANY retained government property was STOLEN. The DoJ showed great patience in trying to get them returned, but private citizen Trump having his lawyer LIE about the remaining documents in his possession JUSTIFIED the warrant.
    1 point
  41. Hey wait just a minute!! Your side is where people routinely get "triggered" and feel "anxiety" and then demand to have "safe spaces". Conservative minded people on the whole are much more likely to just man-up and deal with things normally. Even using the words "man-up" among snowflakes these days will trigger their anxiety.?
    1 point
  42. So he was a John which is illegal.. and she was a minor.. but yeah let's blame her eh.. The only reason he's not sitting behind bars is because he's the queens son.. which is sick.
    1 point
  43. I'm with Kayleigh, myself. I do not support the mountains of violence that surrounded BLM gatherings nor their calls to "Fry" police like Bacon and such. And the gullibles that supported those now wealthy, Marxist, violence inciting crooks need to give their heads a shake. In my opinion...
    1 point
  44. Not really. More to Lady Di, then we know. Charles is s very compassionate man that has done great work, and will continue. He has already started in shrinking the monarchy and as King he will make it smaller. Now with the death of the Queen, people will now find out the tireless worker for the poor, down trodden minorities and even animal rights that she was. God bless the Queen.
    1 point
  45. What are you talking about? YOU QUOTED A FEDERAL COURT RULING WHICH DONALD TRUMP LOST. The Court ruled that, Yes, the President can declassify information BUT he or she must follow some protocol. Trump did not follow any declassification protocol. There is ZERO written record of these documents having been declassified. So the rest of the DoD assumes they are still classified, and assumes the secret agents, etc, have not been compromised.
    1 point
  46. hell even the media isn't running with nuclear secrets bullshit anymore but the clowns on this forum are
    1 point
  47. Yes you can thank Trudeau's Pappa for this one. Also thank the "arresting a native is raaaacist" crowd. If a person is a threat to public safety they should be dealt with regardless of race or their addictions. Otherwise you end up with whack jobs like this taking people out.
    1 point
  48. The question was asked... and no answer has been provided. It's not in the bible I guess, so any inspiration you get to answer the question based on that comes from inside your own head.
    1 point
  49. It was a riot that included breaking into the Capital building. There was an explicit goal of preventing the "peaceful" transfer of power. It's a little beyond expressing doubt, and to downplay it as such is to be divorced from reality. It was Trump supporters who initiated violence on the government on Jan 6. It's Trump supporters who create militias in backwoods to fight against government. It was Trump supporters who carried Nazi flags in Charlottesville. Who is prepping for civil war? Trump supporters, not the right, not the left.
    1 point
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