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Juan Donado

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Are constitutional monarchies still relevant in the 21st century?

In countries like UK or Spain, where monarchies have no longer real power, what is their role in the XXI century? Should they be abolished? Or are they really important in preserving the country's customs, political unity and representation abroad?

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    Aug 6 2012: It is none of my business if some nation wants to have a king or queen.
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      Aug 6 2012: As a Canadian, I have a different view. Everything that happens in the USA affects my life one way or another and thus I feel it is my business. Do you feel that persons of other nationalities have no right to comment on what happens in your country? If so, I am sorry but I do not see it that way and I am sorry too to have appeared an interloper.
      I would welcome any opinon of any informed person whose intent was to help me and my nation.
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        Aug 6 2012: I firmly believe anyone, anywhere has a right to comment about what happens in my country. Mr. Donado's question asks my opinion regarding the relevance of constitutional monarchies in this day and age. And, more specifically, he asks if I think they should be "abolished". As one vehemently opposed to the concept of One World government, a la U.N., I truly believe it is none of my business to advocate for the abolishment of any free nation's form of government. I do welcome informed, helpful opinions intended for the sorely needed betterment of my nation (USA). Thanks Ms. Smith for your passion and love for Canada.
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          Aug 6 2012: Great response as always Edward!
          Ps I love the UN but you guessed that already!
        • Aug 6 2012: Great answer Mr. Long. The debate is exactly about this. Hearing different points of view on a controversial issue. Thank you for your comment.
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          Aug 7 2012: I still think they should be abolished... because, honestly... I'm a bit childish. I think if I were to try to maintain an air of objectivity however, I would enjoy your answer more than mine.

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