The United Kingdom. Where anyone can rise to be King.

We should have an elected head of state and they should be King or Queen. This allows us to remain a 'kingdom' and enjoy the pagentry and history associated with it. If the person has family their kids become princes and princesses !

The current royal family stop having special rights and their titles/ position no longer recognized by the government. However, individuals have the choice to call them their queen/king if they want to. They just no longer have to.

The actual role of the head of state is for a different discussion. This is an idea for the mechanism.

Vote for this if you want to be King or Queen !

The United Kingdom. Where anyone can rise to be King.

Why is this idea important?

We should have an elected head of state and they should be King or Queen. This allows us to remain a 'kingdom' and enjoy the pagentry and history associated with it. If the person has family their kids become princes and princesses !

The current royal family stop having special rights and their titles/ position no longer recognized by the government. However, individuals have the choice to call them their queen/king if they want to. They just no longer have to.

The actual role of the head of state is for a different discussion. This is an idea for the mechanism.

Vote for this if you want to be King or Queen !

The United Kingdom. Where anyone can rise to be King.

Repeal the Act of Supremacy of 1559

Repealing the Act of Supremacy to return the Church of England to its' proper place in full communion with the Pope and the Catholic Church. The Queen would no longer be the supreme head of a state religion, which is anachronistic in our current age, though she would retain the title 'Defender of the Faith', given as it was by an earlier Pope in recognition of the role of the monarch in protecting Catholic truth. The Act of Supremacy represents an assault on the conscience of every individual, requiring (at the time) all of Her Majesty's religious subjects to acknowledge the head of state as having a power over the Church which belongs properly only to God and to His appointed apostolic vicar the Bishop of Rome. Although religious toleration has been extended in the following 500 years, this assault is still inherent in our country's constitution. All of those religious freedoms for non-Catholics would remain if this one Act was repealed.

The Church of England could, as a whole, take advantage of the invitation offered by Pope Benedict XVI in his encyclical Anglicanorum Coetibus, coming home to the largest Christian Church in the world.

St Thomas More and all English Martyrs, pray for us.

Why is this idea important?

Repealing the Act of Supremacy to return the Church of England to its' proper place in full communion with the Pope and the Catholic Church. The Queen would no longer be the supreme head of a state religion, which is anachronistic in our current age, though she would retain the title 'Defender of the Faith', given as it was by an earlier Pope in recognition of the role of the monarch in protecting Catholic truth. The Act of Supremacy represents an assault on the conscience of every individual, requiring (at the time) all of Her Majesty's religious subjects to acknowledge the head of state as having a power over the Church which belongs properly only to God and to His appointed apostolic vicar the Bishop of Rome. Although religious toleration has been extended in the following 500 years, this assault is still inherent in our country's constitution. All of those religious freedoms for non-Catholics would remain if this one Act was repealed.

The Church of England could, as a whole, take advantage of the invitation offered by Pope Benedict XVI in his encyclical Anglicanorum Coetibus, coming home to the largest Christian Church in the world.

St Thomas More and all English Martyrs, pray for us.

Abolish parliamentary flummery

Does anybody still really watch parliament for the ceremony and the historic trappings?

When a private member introduces a bill there is a little dance involving three bows to the speaker.  This is just one small example of the pathetic flummery our laws emerge from.

The state opening and queen's speech constitute an expensive and empty idiocy.  What is wrong with a government proposing a set of legislation in the commons (and as a simple public document)?  That is what is actually happening underneath all the brocaded prancing.

Abolish the lot.

Why is this idea important?

Does anybody still really watch parliament for the ceremony and the historic trappings?

When a private member introduces a bill there is a little dance involving three bows to the speaker.  This is just one small example of the pathetic flummery our laws emerge from.

The state opening and queen's speech constitute an expensive and empty idiocy.  What is wrong with a government proposing a set of legislation in the commons (and as a simple public document)?  That is what is actually happening underneath all the brocaded prancing.

Abolish the lot.

Democratically electing a head of state, making us all more free.

We should democratically elect a head of state, and no longer be 'ruled over' by an unelected, undemocratic monarch merely on the basis of his or her birth.

Why is this idea important?

We should democratically elect a head of state, and no longer be 'ruled over' by an unelected, undemocratic monarch merely on the basis of his or her birth.