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Was Meghan Markle right to air royal family secrets to Oprah?   The Real You: Personality Poll

Started 3/8/21 by Showtalk; 11475 views.
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From: Showtalk 

3/18/21

I’m not insulted, however, I’m not sure I understand your reasoning on this. There are rational, political reasons for this which I just read about because I’m curious. Are you aware that the Head of State of a country has different obligations than the Head of Government. In the United States, the President must fulfill both functions and can’t because its too time consuming. So the role of opening bridges and important buildings falls to the First Spouse or the Vice President.  In Canada, the Queen fills a symbolic role.

In order to remove the monarchy it would require a constitutional amendment in Canada, which could cause serious damage to the country and to the peace between provinces.   It’s easy to criticize another country, but not so easy to make the sweeping change you, an outsider, think they need to make,

Is mise. (Altermahn)

From: Is mise. (Altermahn) 

3/18/21

She may be an afterthought, but she's still your head of state. For most people in most countries, that's a pretty big deal. You have to show commitment to the country before you can even put yourself before the public to be chosen, because it's an honour. A head of state is the public face, if you like, of a country, and represents the people. Your head of state doesn't do any of that. I genuinely fail to understand how a person can say they are proud of their country when they place so little value in themselves as a citizen and in the role of head of state

Is mise. (Altermahn)

From: Is mise. (Altermahn) 

3/18/21

I'm not making any blow, low or high. I'm stating a FACT. If you are happy for an unelected foreigner, who doesn't even live in your country, to occupy the highest office in the land, what does that say about your national pride? Can you imagine Americans electing a non-resident foreigner as President? Or the French? Or us Irish? There was enough furore about Obama's possibly not being American born...

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

3/18/21

Showtalk said:

In order to remove the monarchy it would require a constitutional amendment in Canada, which could cause serious damage to the country and to the peace between provinces.

This was done in the Canada Act of 1982. 

Is mise. (Altermahn)

From: Is mise. (Altermahn) 

3/18/21

It's not an equation I made up. It's how it is. Simple logic - if one person is ABOVE, everyone else is BELOW. I don't determine these things. Just because people choose to ignore this reality doesn't make it any less of a reality.

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

3/18/21

Is mise. (Altermahn) said:

Obama's possibly not being American born...

Possibly? This is still a question for you?

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From: Showtalk 

3/18/21

It’s based in tradition going back to the founding.  It’s interesting you seem more upset about than do Canadians.  We’ve strayed from the Markle interview subject, too.

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From: Showtalk 

3/18/21

She was removed in 1982? I’m confused.

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From: Showtalk 

3/18/21

I don’t define her as above but as different, fulfilling a traditional function.  

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

3/18/21

Is mise. (Altermahn) said:

but she's still your head of state.

Again, not in anyway that makes any decisions so no one pays it much mind. 

Is mise. (Altermahn) said:

A head of state is the public face, if you like, of a country, and represents the people. Your head of state doesn't do any of that.

Right. Our Prime Minister does that, her representative, the Governor General merely acts as a ceremonial figure. 

Is mise. (Altermahn) said:

I genuinely fail to understand how a person can say they are proud of their country when they place so little value in themselves as a citizen and in the role of head of state

You don't know anything about Canada so you can't make that case that we place little value on our citizenship, it simply isn't the case at all. 

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