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Time to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth

Published: Fri 29 May 2015 03:47 PM
The undergroundREPUBLIC believes it is time to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth as our Head of State.
“Bye Bye Liz” …. Let’s elect our own President as a figurehead, like other modern democratic countries do… a kiwi who makes us proud to be a New Zealander.”
“Let’s put this person’s head on our coinage for the duration they are our Head of State.”
It would be easy to have nominations with 500 signatures, forwarded to the Electoral Commission so that we can vote in our President at the same time we vote for our representatives.
The undergroundREPUBLIC claims Kiwi citizens are becoming more politically aware of their democratic right to be fully self-determining.
That means changing protocols to show we are truly a free and independent nation.
“It is no longer appropriate to be swearing allegiance to an English monarch … despite our heritage.”
“Service personnel should swear allegiance to serve the citizens of New Zealand and the law as set by our elected government.”
We Kiwis should now ‘stand upright here’ as Allen Curnow suggested in his poem years ago.
“Those who don’t believe in all citizens as equals in a democracy need to confront their puzzling subservience and identity crisis.”
“Why do we celebrate the Queen’s Birthday ……. Seriously???”, asks the undergroundREPUBLIC.
ENDS

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