|Written by Jai Martinkovits|
|Monday, 04 January 2010 23:00|
The push for an Australian Republic is an ongoing saga that is no closer to gaining traction than it was in 1999, when it was voted down in all states and 72% of electorates.
Three main reasons I believe we should remain a Constitutional Monarchy:
Why we will never become a Politicians Republic:
Two of our founding fathers Sir John Quick and Sir Robert Garren said of the referendum provision:
"These safeguards have been provided, not in order to prevent or indefinitely resist change in any direction, but in order to prevent change being made in haste or by stealth, to encourage public discussion, and to delay change until there is strong evidence that it is desirable, irresistible and inevitable" (The Annotated Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, 1901, page 988)
It is certainly not desirable or irresistible, in fact they don't even know what it is that they are proposing! Until such time as Republicans agree on a model, which will not happen, the Australian people want absolutely nothing to do with any change.
The mere suggestion that something is inevitable suggests that there is not choice involved, and the Australian people have made it very clear in 1999 that they do not want a Politicians' Republic but are happy under our Crowned Republic.
Why is it then that Republicans continue to push this propaganda, knowing perfectly well that no one wants a bar of it?