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How is the Queen of England elected?
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Posted on 03/13/2011 1:59:52 PM PDT by macquire

The monarchy is not elected; the United Kingdom has a herditary monarchy with strict rules about who is to succede to the throne when a monarch dies or abdicates.

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Well isn't that weird. I just continually get stunned by all the Prince William, Prince Harry, and Queen of England supporters. Not ELECTED?
1 posted on 03/13/2011 1:59:54 PM PDT by macquire
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To: macquire

It’s good to be the Queen!(well, unless you’re a guy, then it’s good to be the King!)


2 posted on 03/13/2011 2:03:46 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: macquire

They used to teach about monarchies in school. You didn’t have to go to wikianswers on the internet to learn this stuff.


3 posted on 03/13/2011 2:04:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Look for the union label and just say, NO!)
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To: macquire

In fact, they’re German.


4 posted on 03/13/2011 2:04:59 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: macquire

No offense, but did you really not understand how hereditary rule or a monarchy functions?


5 posted on 03/13/2011 2:05:35 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: smoothsailing

LOL! Right on.


6 posted on 03/13/2011 2:06:15 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: macquire

“herditary monarchy”

Richard the Turd won with 99% of the vote in 1434. He was flushed with success, having completely wiped out Edward I of Fartinham.
I read about it in `A Tale of Two Titties.’


7 posted on 03/13/2011 2:08:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (Me? Just stirrin' the pot)
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To: smoothsailing
It's good to be King!


8 posted on 03/13/2011 2:08:50 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: macquire

They can trace their line back to the same horse.


9 posted on 03/13/2011 2:09:26 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: smoothsailing

Unless you’re Prince Charles, then according to some Brits you can still be a Queen.


10 posted on 03/13/2011 2:10:54 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: macquire

This question has to be among the top 10 all-time winners of the “Unclear on the Concept” award.


11 posted on 03/13/2011 2:11:23 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: macquire

ARTHUR: Old woman!
DENNIS: Man!
ARTHUR: Old Man, sorry. What knight live in that castle over there?
DENNIS: I’m thirty seven.
ARTHUR: What?
DENNIS: I’m thirty seven — I’m not old!
ARTHUR: Well, I can’t just call you `Man’.
DENNIS: Well, you could say `Dennis’.
ARTHUR: Well, I didn’t know you were called `Dennis.’
DENNIS: Well, you didn’t bother to find out, did you?
ARTHUR: I did say sorry about the `old woman,’ but from the behind
you looked—
DENNIS: What I object to is you automatically treat me like an inferior!
ARTHUR: Well, I AM king...
DENNIS: Oh king, eh, very nice. An’ how’d you get that, eh? By
exploitin’ the workers — by ‘angin’ on to outdated imperialist dogma
which perpetuates the economic an’ social differences in our society!
If there’s ever going to be any progress—
WOMAN: Dennis, there’s some lovely filth down here. Oh — how d’you do?
ARTHUR: How do you do, good lady. I am Arthur, King of the Britons.
Who’s castle is that?
WOMAN: King of the who?
ARTHUR: The Britons.
WOMAN: Who are the Britons?
ARTHUR: Well, we all are. we’re all Britons and I am your king.
WOMAN: I didn’t know we had a king. I thought we were an autonomous
collective.
DENNIS: You’re fooling yourself. We’re living in a dictatorship.
A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes—
WOMAN: Oh there you go, bringing class into it again.
DENNIS: That’s what it’s all about if only people would—
ARTHUR: Please, please good people. I am in haste. Who lives
in that castle?
WOMAN: No one live there.
ARTHUR: Then who is your lord?
WOMAN: We don’t have a lord.
ARTHUR: What?
DENNIS: I told you. We’re an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take
it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.
ARTHUR: Yes.
DENNIS: But all the decision of that officer have to be ratified
at a special biweekly meeting.
ARTHUR: Yes, I see.
DENNIS: By a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs,—
ARTHUR: Be quiet!
DENNIS: —but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more—
ARTHUR: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
WOMAN: Order, eh — who does he think he is?
ARTHUR: I am your king!
WOMAN: Well, I didn’t vote for you.
ARTHUR: You don’t vote for kings.
WOMAN: Well, ‘ow did you become king then?
ARTHUR: The Lady of the Lake,
[angels sing]
her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur
from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I,
Arthur, was to carry Excalibur.
[singing stops]
That is why I am your king!
DENNIS: Listen — strange women lying in ponds distributing swords
is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power
derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical
aquatic ceremony.
ARTHUR: Be quiet!
DENNIS: Well you can’t expect to wield supreme executive power
just ‘cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
ARTHUR: Shut up!
DENNIS: I mean, if I went around sayin’ I was an empereror just
because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they’d
put me away!
ARTHUR: Shut up! Will you shut up!
DENNIS: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.
ARTHUR: Shut up!
DENNIS: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system!
HELP! HELP! I’m being repressed!
ARTHUR: Bloody peasant!
DENNIS: Oh, what a give away. Did you here that, did you here that,
eh? That’s what I’m on about — did you see him repressing me,
you saw it didn’t you?


12 posted on 03/13/2011 2:13:05 PM PDT by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I am yanking someone’s chain here.


13 posted on 03/13/2011 2:14:52 PM PDT by macquire
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To: La Lydia

tongue in cheek post to razz the brit supporters here. They seem to not have a problem with a “QUEEN” in the 21st century.


14 posted on 03/13/2011 2:16:50 PM PDT by macquire
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To: macquire

I love the Queen. She does a lot less damage to the UK than Labor does.


15 posted on 03/13/2011 2:21:42 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: SandRat

LOL!


16 posted on 03/13/2011 2:23:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: gorush

Judy: [jumps on bed] THIS IS A SHOW ABOUT A PERSON THAT IS JUMPING UP SO HIGH CAN SHE [cant hear what she says] CAN SHE TOUCH THE SKY! [stops jumping] AND NOW PRESENTING [jumps off bed and into closet where she ties a robe around her so it looks like a dress and going "dunt dunta dunta". she comes out of her closet] PRESENTING... THE VERY BEAUTIFUL QUEEN OF FRANCE [speaks french gibirsh crawls over bed and over to the tea set] BUT WHAT THE QUEEN DOESNT KNOW IS THAT WHOS COMING IS THE VERY WICKED QUEEN OF GERMANY. QUEEN [german giberish] AND HERE SHE COMES [in german accent] I AM GOING TO KILL YOU RIGHT NOW! [gets up. as queen of france] NO NO NO NO DONT KILL MY FAMILY [leaps into door] AH! WE'LL HAVE TO RUN TO INDIA! [runs back into door] AH! WE'LL HAVE TO RUN TO FRACE! [runs back into door] NO WE'LL HAVE TO RUN TO BOLIVIA! [runs into door] NO! AH! [ext. she keep running into the door then jumps onto bed and jumps up and down] AHH!

Judy's Mom: JUDY! WHAT IS GOING ON UP THERE?

Judy: [sits up] Nothing... [quietly goes over to tea set and wispers] this is the show about a person who is also a wonderful bunderful BALLET DANCER! [gets up and twirls around room] YES SHE IS A BALLET DANCER! DA DA DA DA DA DA!

Judy's Mom: JUDY BE QUIET!

17 posted on 03/13/2011 2:26:45 PM PDT by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: macquire

A question best addressed to Lyndon Larouche.


18 posted on 03/13/2011 2:26:51 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: macquire; All

Cause it is their decision to keep the royals.. We made the choice (a much better one I might add). Seriously it has been almost 200 years since the last war against the Brits and they are no longer a threat to us.


19 posted on 03/13/2011 2:31:37 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They used to teach about a wide variety of different things in schools. Today I’m half convinced that school buses just dump the kids in a public park for 7 hours and drive them home in the afternoon.


20 posted on 03/13/2011 2:35:35 PM PDT by garbanzo (You better hold on; This one's about to get bumpy.)
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To: macquire

Condom failure?


21 posted on 03/13/2011 2:38:20 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: macquire

If Queens were elected, they’d have Elton John swishing through Buckingham Palace.


22 posted on 03/13/2011 2:38:29 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 39 days from outliving Brandon Tarkikoff)
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To: garbanzo

Ever since the schools went from teaching the 3 “R”s to teaching the 2 “C”s (Condums and cucumbers), everything has gone down hill.


23 posted on 03/13/2011 2:38:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Look for the union label and just say, NO!)
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To: macquire

She hires a red diaper doper baby named Axelrod out of Chicago as her campaign manager


24 posted on 03/13/2011 2:40:03 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: macquire

Congratulations, you are the last person in the world to know this. I guess everyone has to be known for something.


25 posted on 03/13/2011 2:41:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Spruce

You should tell that to Princess Diana, who suggested in Panorama that the monarchy succession skip over Charles and go straight to William instead.


26 posted on 03/13/2011 2:44:20 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: mnehring; All

I have some stupid posts, but this takes the cake..


27 posted on 03/13/2011 2:50:11 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS.)
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To: Niuhuru

Hardly Diana’s suggestion. And it’s very likely to happen.


28 posted on 03/13/2011 2:51:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: gorush

The Queen herself is only half-German. Her mother was Scottish. Her mother’s parents were Scottish, about as non-German as you can get. Prince Philip is Danish and Russian on his father’s side, with Polish and German thrown in on his mother’s side.


29 posted on 03/13/2011 2:58:34 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: macquire

King Arthur was selected when he was handed a simitar by some watery bint, right?
Everything I learned about Royality Was learned from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


30 posted on 03/13/2011 2:59:58 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: mnehring

You don’t know a facetious post when you see it?

I am real tired of the Monarchy supporters that continually post their support for a friggin’ QUEEN and “Royals”.


31 posted on 03/13/2011 3:05:09 PM PDT by macquire
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To: KevinDavis

Uh, it was a JAB at the monarchy lovers here.


32 posted on 03/13/2011 3:05:57 PM PDT by macquire
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To: La Lydia

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. was born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark.


33 posted on 03/13/2011 3:06:27 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: macquire

This has got to be the dumbest thread of the day. Why is this in news/activism? Puh-leese.... Queens and kings don’t get elected. Did you ever go to school?


34 posted on 03/13/2011 3:07:44 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: macquire

You need to work on making your jabs more obvious so you don’t sound like an idiot.


35 posted on 03/13/2011 3:09:19 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

The Greek royal family is Danish. Philip’s mother was Russian.


36 posted on 03/13/2011 3:12:04 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: macquire

Duh. She pulls the sword Excalibur out of a stone.


37 posted on 03/13/2011 3:13:15 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: macquire

A long time ago an English friend put it perfectly. In the US, we have a Constitution that is the embodiment of our moral and national identity. In the UK, that lays in the Royal family. They no longer are dictators like a century or two ago, instead, they are a unique thing that makes England, England. When a young man goes off to war, he fights for the Queen, a personification of fighting for his country.

The Queen in particular, is the face and the soul of England. She represents their history, their future, and what they strive to be.

Yes, it doesn’t always make sense to us, but American culture is very different from European culture. I don’t begrudge them for it.


38 posted on 03/13/2011 3:14:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: macquire

Something about “divine right”.


39 posted on 03/13/2011 3:18:12 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Yorlik803
You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

:->

40 posted on 03/13/2011 3:18:43 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: KevinDavis
I have some stupid posts, but this takes the cake..

What can I say, I'm an over-achiever.

41 posted on 03/13/2011 3:21:10 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: macquire
In 1649 Parliament voted to elect Charles I.

Oh, wait, that was to cut his head off. My bad.

42 posted on 03/13/2011 3:30:48 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: La Lydia
I'm actually related to the Katherine Swynford mentioned below (prior to the German invasion. :{) ):

John (John of Gaunt, First Duke of Lancaster 1340-1399) fathered five children outside marriage, one early in life by a lady-in-waiting to his mother, and four surnamed "Beaufort" by Katherine Swynford (after a former French possession of the Duke), Gaunt's long-term mistress and third wife.

The Beaufort children, three sons and a daughter, were legitimized by royal and papal decrees after John and Katherine married in 1396, with the proviso that they were specifically barred from inheriting the throne ('excepta regali dignitate').

Descendants of this marriage included Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester and eventually Cardinal; Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland, grandmother of Kings Edward IV and Richard III; John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, the great-grandfather of King Henry VII; and Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots, from whom are descended, beginning in 1437, all subsequent sovereigns of Scotland, and successively, from 1603 on, the sovereigns England, of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the United Kingdom to the present day.

The three preceding houses of English sovereigns from 1399 - the Houses of Lancaster, York and Tudor - were descended from John through, respectively, Henry Bolingbroke, Joan Beaufort and John Beaufort.

That, and $2.00, will get me a cup of coffee anywhere. :{)

43 posted on 03/13/2011 3:42:55 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: macquire

A jump-off?

Toads, toads, all of her people are toads!
Yes Your Majesty, No Your Majesty.
Tell us how low to go Your Majesty.


44 posted on 03/13/2011 3:58:02 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: macquire

Referring to Prince William’s bachelor party:

“It’s gotta be weird stuffing money into a stripper’s g-string when every bill has a photo of your grandmother printed on it.”


45 posted on 03/13/2011 4:01:06 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: macquire
In good historical tradition. The royalty of Great Britain is “elected” by the kingmakers, who are more powerful than the king, but who's power makes them too much of a threat to the other king makers to actually be king.

Of course, there is also the “Right of Conquest”, which is an age old declaration that “I've just killed the old king, and that makes me king. Unless you'd like to step into the ring?” e.g. William the Conqueror.

46 posted on 03/13/2011 4:02:07 PM PDT by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: La Lydia

I love the Queen.

That is a considerable breach of etiquette isn’t it?


47 posted on 03/13/2011 4:08:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mnehring

British kings were almost never dictators. They had to have the consent of the more powerful men in the realm, who generally had more wealth. Later, they had to have the consent of the Parliament.


48 posted on 03/13/2011 4:08:57 PM PDT by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: gorush
In fact, they’re German.

In fact HM Elizabeth II was a natural born UK citizen, born in the UK from two UK born parents.

49 posted on 03/13/2011 4:13:38 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (I disagree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it -Voltaire)
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To: Oztrich Boy

I’m going back to the roots of the House of Windsor.


50 posted on 03/13/2011 4:14:58 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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