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Why America is confused over Donald Trump

There is some interesting research about authoritarianism. Matthew MacWilliams, a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, conducted a poll in which Republicans were asked four questions about child-rearing. With each question,...
by Murdockinations on Mar 14, 2016

Cornish Devolution, Duchy and Republicanism

Queen Elizabeth II is the monarch of sixteen Commonwealth Realms 1, three Crown Dependencies 2, fourteen British Overseas Territories 3 and various Australian and New Zealand Overseas Territories 4. None of those Realms, Dependencies or Territories h...
by The Cornish Republican on Aug 24, 2015

Campaign against royal secrecy in the Duchy

Whilst I doubt that Cornish republicans and British republicans will ever agree on some fundamental issues there are still occasions where common ground can be found. Perhaps this latest campaign from Republic is a good example: Campaign against roya...
by The Cornish Republican on Sep 2, 2014

Tony Benn Dies Aged 88 – An Icon of the English Left

Very sad to hear the news that Tony Benn has died. He had been very ill for a little while and when last I saw him in the flesh, which was a couple of years ago, he looked very frail.I once saw him make a speech at The Free Trade Hall of all places i...
by Haringey Green Party on Mar 14, 2014

Republic vs Democracy: What is the Real Form of the United States Government?

   As every single American should understand the Constitution set up a republican form of government. In fact, the Constitution actually guarantees each state a republican form of government.   If you ask most Americans today, and this inclu...
by America's Watchtower on Mar 10, 2014

The growing crisis within the Irish peace process

The political firestorm that has erupted in light of revelations regarding letters sent to Irish republicans implicated in various paramilitary operations during the Troubles – referred to as On the Runs – by the British government granti...
by Socialist Unity on Feb 28, 2014

The growing crisis within the Irish peace process

The political firestorm that has erupted in light of revelations regarding letters sent to Irish republicans implicated in various paramilitary operations during the Troubles – referred to as On the Runs – by the British government granti...
by Socialist Unity on Feb 28, 2014

The Sabotaging Of The Right From Within

Photo Credit: InfluenceTumblr Perhaps you did not know this about me, but I am a troll!  LOL!  Seriously, apparently I am a troll… depending on who you ask of course.  It was a recent wave of anti-PJ sentiment that unfolded on...
by Conservative Voice on Jan 9, 2014

Rhetoric Replaces Reality: Republicans V. ObamaCare

OK, the government shutdown. So what!  If Congress were to shut down; at least then we could rest assured the federal government was finally acting with some semblance of competence.  But of course, in true Obama fashion, the shutdown is th...
by Conservative Voice on Oct 3, 2013

Is Snowden a traitor? Not if America is still a republic

Some Americans have accused Edward Snowden of treason for revealing state secrets. But in a republic treason is defined not as betrayal of the government but as betrayal of the state. It is a foundational principle of republicanism that the state sho...
by Screeds and Quibbles on Jun 24, 2013

These days the only good arguments for monarchy are republican ones

The arguments I hear from people who claim to be monarchists all have something in common: they are all republican in form and substance.For a start, these monarchists presume an authority to themselves that no proper subject should. They treat the i...
by Screeds and Quibbles on May 8, 2013

The only good arguments for monarchy are republican ones

The arguments I hear from people who claim to be monarchists all have something in common: they are all republican in form and substance.For a start, these monarchists presume an authority to themselves that no proper subject should. They treat the i...
by Screeds and Quibbles on May 8, 2013

Anarchists and republicans: bedfellows?

Anarchists and republicans: bedfellows?
by The Cornish Republican on Apr 5, 2013

Further arguments for republicanism: Pity

Hilary Mantel on Royal Bodies in The London Review of Books:I used to think that the interesting issue was whether we should have a monarchy or not. But now I think that question is rather like, should we have pandas or not? Our current royal...
by Screeds and Quibbles on Feb 18, 2013

Minimizing Domination

As more evidence seems to emerge daily(1)(2) of the Duke of Cornwall's completely antidemocratic right to influence the governance of Cornwall and wider UK perhaps it's time for us to consider demanding a proper modern democracy. Perhaps it's time fo...
by The Cornish Republican on Jan 20, 2013

Real-life gangland starker than fiction

Audience figures for RTE’s smash hit drama ‘Love/Hate’ confirm the level of public interest in crime. The latest instalment of the gritty series attracted more than 630,000 viewers on Sunday night. But although it reflects much of w...
by Mafia Today on Nov 22, 2012

Republicans should ignore royal scandals

Whenever one of the inept, inbred, semi-illiterate brood of 'royals' squatting in and around Britain's national monuments and symbols makes a public display of especial idiocy it is tempting for republicans to use it to criticise the execrable instit...
by Screeds and Quibbles on Aug 25, 2012

Abolish the Duchy Campaign

Republic are holding a meeting in Kernow to discuss their Abolish the Duchy of Cornwall campaign. The details of the meeting are here.   Republic’s chief executive Graham Smith will be there to discuss the campaign. The meeting will be ask...
by The Cornish Republican on Jul 11, 2012

An Extreme Conservative's Rant

It is not that I am “anti-Right” or anything like that, though I have matured enough politically to see the gross republican failings.  Hell, that would make me a Liberal… or even worse – an Independent!  “A f...
by Conservative Voice on Jul 2, 2012

Too little, too late

Lets not be bought off by symbolic gestures empty of any real hope for Cornwall.  We've been here before haven't we? Yet another attempt by the establishment to flatter the Cornish national identity but leading to what exactly? Can we now ex...
by The Cornish Republican on Jun 10, 2012


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