In the wake of the passing of Elizabeth II, there are once again voices advocating that Canada should shed its “colonial past”, get rid of the institution of monarchy, and transform itself into a republic.
I think it’s an absolutely horrible idea. Why? Well… let me present the ten countries at the top of the 2021 Freedom in the World index:
|New Zealand||Constitutional Monarchy|
Notice that seven out of these ten countries are constitutional monarchies (four of them, in fact, under the same monarch.)
Let me present, in contrast, the ten countries at the bottom of the list:
|Central African Republic||Presidential Republic|
|Saudi Arabia||Absolute Monarchy|
|Equatorial Guinea||Presidential Republic|
|North Korea||Socialist Republic|
|South Sudan||Federal Republic|
With the sole exception of Saudi Arabia (an absolute monarchy) all of them are republics.
I think these lists speak for themselves.
Thankfully, changing the Canadian constitution is a monumental task and I doubt any major political party would have the appetite to initiate something like this.
As for the “colonial past”, this excessive wokeness is beginning to sound almost as crazy as the convoy nutbags’ cries for “freedom”. Enough with the insanity already. Stop trying to turn this wonderful country into a battleground between two competing insane asylums.