OpinionMonarchies are an anachronism that should be erradicated
      – BorgClown, 2009-05-19 at 02:31:58   (3 comments)

On 2009-05-19 at 02:32:16, BorgClown wrote...
Off with their head.
On 2009-05-19 at 06:46:14, Lee J Haywood wrote...
It really depends on the country. I'm sure the Queen of England brings more money into the country than she consumes, and doesn't interfere with running the country. In other places, the monarchs may be much less pleasant. On the other hand, Prince Charles has some truly crazy ideas and is abusing his celebrity status to promote them (much like the Pope, although without as much influence).
On 2009-05-19 at 14:30:11, Thelevellers wrote...
I think Lee is right - it depends on the country - a lot of them have no power, so it's just the issue of the tax payer funding their extravagant lifestyle that's really an issue, and if they bring in enough money through tourism and the like, then that's not too much of an issue really. That said I doubt I'd really notice much if ours dissappeared suddenly!