Elected Head is Way Forward
4:03pm Thursday 21st June 2012 in Letters
NEITHER smugly satisfied Jan Preece paying her service to earlier traditions, nor Bob Urie who is proudly delighted with the Royals as good advertising copy, deeply involved in show business, addresses the issue, and Walt Jackson is somewhat patronising in a recent reference to my wife and I.
Historically, one monarch was decapitated, then at a later stage, mercenaries under a Dutch Prince ousted the incumbent, and when the heredity line had further problems the powerful few at the top invited the elector of Hanover to take over, hardly homegrown occupants.
In living memory is awareness of how the bunch at the top dealt with Edward VIII. (Personally I agreed with his removal for other well attested reasons).
The Argus should be commended for facilitating the article from Maria Williams.
We who favour an election for head of state are not envious, or antagonistic, to the Royals as persons.
We first consider it to be a more rational, civilised next stage, to an egalitarian society, underpinned by a fairer distribution of power and wealth.
Samuel Boyd, Narberth Crescent, Cwmbran