Republic Versus Monarchy - part two, section eight
[Arguments for the Monarchy & the answers to them]

The Monarch is just a "symbol"
and therefore we have no need to be concerned

Symbols are highly important, to individuals, to groups, and to nations. A symbol can often tell ourselves, and others, what we are, or how we see ourselves. Having a foreign Monarch as a "symbolic ruler" makes us "symbolic serfs", and Australia a "symbolic colony".

To those Monarchists who would then maintain that symbols are of no need for concern, it could be then stated that therefore they shouldn't mind the national flag being changed, or even the Monarchy being changed to a Republic.

Republic Versus Monarchy

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