- January 14, 2013 - 16:16
Favorite Royal? Frank 'Danky' Dorrington.
- Doug Smith
- January 14, 2013 - 15:16
Mr. Lieb-Warmsworth, in your letter you stated that the office of the lieutenant-governor, “…has served us well in Newfoundland.” Could you give some examples to support this assertion? Actually, the offices of both governor-general and lieutenant-governor are an insult to all who believe in democracy and freedom, that’s why the Americans got rid of the monarchy. There is nothing special about, “royalty” or the current “royals” they just happened to be born into the family. The history of royalty is one of oppression of the common people so I don’t understand why anyone would think the present day heirs of tyrants deserve special treatment of some kind. I know there is a certain amount of snob appeal regarding royalty but truthfully they are just leeches. Doug Smith, GFW
- PETER L
- January 15, 2013 - 11:33
Doug Smith, did you know that the Warmsworth name was a bought British title? Randy Lieb bought it some years ago, titles can be bought, and not too expensive obviously. I agree, time to do away with the role, it really serves no purpose, it's a great expense, and that piece of property the government house can be sold for public good. This is why Randy wants it kept, he feels he is a part of it due to his new title. However it's time we distanced ourselves from "Royalty" and the expense of it. As well, the only attempts to have it done away with and replaced that have failed are third world countries. Others have done away with it, like the USA, and have done quite well. It's old, it's dated, it's stale and it's expensive, just abolish it, it will have no negative effects in this country, but many positive ones. Royalty can still visit if they wish, the youth can ogle them, but we won't be paying for it anymore when it is gone.
- January 14, 2013 - 10:17
One word British Monarchy leeches
- Don II
- January 14, 2013 - 09:39
The modern day British Monarchy is run like a Corporation which has command of the media and is putting out effective propaganda to elevate it members in a popularity contest. If the people of Newfoundland and Labrador had been provided with a factual history of the British Monarchy and the Royal Family and could see for themselves the amount of unethical, corrupt and high handed abuses of power such as improper executions, wars of conquest and colonialism, seizures of land and estates without reason or compensation and murderous abuses that took place in Colonial America, Ireland, India and even in Newfoundland and Labrador itself that the British Monarchy is responsible for they should have no desire to be ruled by these people or their appointed flunkies! The fact that Canada has not abolished its ties to the British Monarchy and continues to refuse to declare itself to be a free and independent Republic is astonishing!