DO YOU WANT FREEDOM AND EQUAL REPRESENTATION?! YES, OF COURSE!
Clearly you are not from Australia, whose populace are determined to remain in the throes of monarchy.
Australia has traditionally been a province of the Britain. Ever since the founding of the Australian territory it has been this way and Britain has treated them like shit. When the cities became overpopulated spare Irishmen were sent, unwillingly, over to Australia alongside killers and rapists. These weren’t nice little cruises, with margaritas and belly dances. It was fairly common for passengers to die in the crossing, which took many months in leaking ships. Upon arrival, the poor immigrants realized they had to scratch out a living in a country that is more than half desert.
It was like begin sent to a different planet.
This trend continued basically till the conclusion of World War Two. This is when the Australians began to start self-governing. Somewhere off in Britain the Queen Elizabeth the Second (yes, she is that old) smiled that her provinces were flourishing and went back to eating tea and crumpets. I speculate she forgot about the seventh continent, because they have self governed unmolested since that point.
These days are some of the last of Queen Elizabeth the Second. The Australian politicians are getting frightened; while she rocked her successor doesn’t. That man is Prince Charles, her eldest son. Turns out he is an idiot.
His attitude on journalists, “I hate…these bloody people.”
His opinion of Chinese politicians (who represent arguably the most powerful country on Earth) -”… appalling old waxworks.”
Prince Charles is also a magician, he’s got a rabbit and everything.
So basically, giving this guy the power to command Australia, and Canada as well for that matter, is a worse idea than giving an arsonist a flamethrower and set him loose on New York City during a Paper and Dry Leaves Festival. At least you could probably kill that arsonist with a sniper or something, though dropping napalm on him would be a touch more ironic. Australia has over 80,000 troops in the Australian Defense Force, each and every one of them trained amongst the Kangaroo Kung Fu masters and Karate Koalas.
So chancing this megalomaniac Prince Charles with that sort of power is a big no-no. There is talk of by passing him. Prince William, next in line after Prince Charles, is actually competent and probably wouldn’t start World War Three for fun. But Australia cannot rely on that; which is why there has been a push for transferring Australia over to a republic.
However, there is resistance. And a lot of it.
Turns out the common folk of Australia would rather run the risks above and remain a part of the British Empire. They are a proud, and very silly, people, they have grown to their attached to their roots in England. I wonder how many remember their ancestors were kicked out of British Isles and their country was always been mistreated by Britain. Whenever the English needed conscripts they called on Australia, whether they wanted to fight or not. Tens of thousands of Australians died in hills of Turkey during World War One. There are Australian graves across Europe from World War Two. I guess the Australians have a short memory.
This majority group, yes recent statics point that the majority of the country want to keep the status quo, are determined to stay a monarchy. Almost all of the Australian Parliament, except the Prince Charles alleged conspirators, want a republic.
Currently these two are at a standstill, but this may change any day. Check back soon for updates.