There’s one thing that I can’t stand which is that there’s way more than one thing. There’s a myriad of things that I won’t stand for and in the truest sense of the phrase monarchy is one of them.
Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Loyalty oaths for kids are sad, really sad. For adults it’s even worse as they should know better. Despite the names changing to fit political expediency at the time ( Gee the British Royals changing their name to something a lot less German) or the US pledge of allegiance which added in the phrase “under god” in 1956 really are a part of the zeitgeist. The obligation isn’t bi-directional and when you look at it from practical effects. FED is your lord, Tax payers are vassals and the difference between the two is better bookkeeping.
If children refuse to take part, he added, “are they then going to be told or taught that they are somehow less British or less loyal or less patriotic?” ( Seems to work that way out here in the colonies)