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Is monarchy outdated? Should people have political influence just because they were born into a certain family?


Asked by BeachMom81 at 8:49 AM on Apr. 5, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I've always wondered this as well. How did that start? Why is it allowed to continue?

    Answer by meooma at 11:38 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • The only monarchy I know anything about, and that's very little, is the Queen of England and her family. Whether or not they wield any political influence other than as Good-Will Ambasadors, I don't know. In this country, people do have political influence if they are born into a particular family. If one is born into a wealthy family, they grow up associating with other's who are wealthy. A child of wealthy parents doesn't spend much time, if any, associating with those of the middle or lower income groups. So, as adults, who are they going to listen to, associate with, work with, etc. Those they have known while growing up of course. If any of those people are or have been in politics, then they, as friends and associates will be able to influence the politician & they really don't have a clue as to how things they might suggest affect those of lower income levels, not having been a member of those groups.

    Answer by meriana at 12:07 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • It's the way England does it. If the people don't like it then they know what to do.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:07 PM on Apr. 5, 2011