There appears to be some delusional belief amongst the Australian “intelligentsia” that: 1) republicanism makes you modern and clever; 2) new immigrants, having often come from republics, must desire them; and 3) having a republic is inevitable. This is, in the words of American troops describing their MRE rations (Meals Ready to Eat), three lies for the price of one. 1. The “ideal” of republicanism is literally ancient, and the modern experience of republics is a failure rate of 95 per cent. 2. The vast majority of new immigrants and refugees coming to Australia are fleeing the horrors of their…
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