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wheelchairman
05-23-2009, 12:54 PM
Currently in Denmark it is the eldest son that is the heir to the throne. However once again the feminazis have reared their ugly head by forcing people to vote on a referendum on the 7th, to allow simply the eldest child (male or female) to be the heir to the throne. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_Act_of_Succession_referendum,_2009)*

Of course this has caused a host of facebook groups, the most popular ones saying "Vote yes!" or "Write in republik!". Ignoring the fact that political groups on facebook are lame, these are particularly lame. A group for voting yes, because I don't think anyone seriously is going to vote no. And a group for a republic? A republic? Who the fuck cares about a republic, the royalty functions almost solely as a tourist attraction and I personally think it's kinda cool. You wanna make old people happy, you talk about why Prince Frederik is a better guy than that weirdo Prince Joachim. Or that the Queen smokes too many cigarettes. If we got rid of the royal family we'd only have the weather to talk about. And Denmark doesn't really have interesting weather.

As far as I know the main problem facing this referendum is that they expect an extremely low voter turnout, as most people don't care. Which is why they are coupling it with the EU parliament vote (smart, right?).

Personally I'm voting 'no'. Sure it's unfair to the oldest daughter, but it's the royal family, that's kinda unfair to everyone else. I can't really feel sorry for them. Besides modernising a monarchy is just too weird. It's a monarchy, we have it because it's a part of our history. It's not like I really care though. I may just be voting 'no' out of spite.

*This is heavy with irony, I just wanted to point that out in case anyone goes "what the fuck is wrong with you, feminazis?" and then I go "I was being ironic" and then they'll go "yeah sure buddy. Was your little brother on your computer trying to give you a bad rep too?" That would suck.

wheelchairman
05-23-2009, 12:56 PM
And I know no one's going to read this, and there will be no discussions. But I want people to consider the fact that this is how a thread in the Politics forum should be started. An outside source, my own synopsis, analysis and discussion (however shallow), and then with a possibility for discussion afterwards.

Not just one sentence. And it's even paragraphed for your convenience!

ad8
05-24-2009, 06:15 AM
lol feminazis u serious? lol
:rolleyes:

(I generally agree with you. The whole thing is unnecessary if the royalty functions generally as a tourist attraction)

Jesus
05-24-2009, 12:34 PM
I love the irony of using a referendum to change the requirements for a heir to the throne.

I don't want to get rid of our monarchy either, it's too ridiculous to get rid off. And I also don't understand why people who are against the monarchy, always want a republic. Which would mean another election, we already have one every year. And if you are going to appoint a president, well... why bother changing. So if you want to replace it, replace it with nothing or something fun like a lottery in which the winner is king or queen for a year.

wheelchairman
05-24-2009, 01:41 PM
Not just a referendum. Before it became a referendum this law had to be passed by two consecutive parliaments.

Al Coholic
05-26-2009, 03:30 PM
Refer end 'em (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_BNai36gSRfQ/SVrWrKfg8-I/AAAAAAAAAus/MKjRzKnY5ao/s400/Suppository.jpg&imgrefurl=http://danknuggzz.blogspot.com/2008/12/rectal-marijuana-suppositories.html&usg=__nBsqEAzVCUaf70b_T4WCTs9VJ1k=&h=300&w=400&sz=25&hl=en&start=18&um=1&tbnid=xaSi3C79ew0ziM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmarijuana%2Bbutt%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Do ff%26um%3D1)...get it?


I'm bored.

RageAndLov
05-26-2009, 05:49 PM
Prins Frederik er en rød, dansk pølse.

Cock Joke
05-26-2009, 09:46 PM
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/theCritic.jpg

wheelchairman
05-27-2009, 01:02 AM
Og du en fjeldabe!

Harleyquiiinn
06-02-2009, 08:55 AM
Oh I love Denmark... I was there when there were rumours about the Princess being pregnant or not and I remember my labour law teacher bringing the magazine in class to tell us how the royal family was important for some people in DK...

I didn't know about the referendum but isn't it an obligation considering european gender equality rules ? It is funny that it applies to monarchy rules ! Is there a result yet ?

RageAndLov
06-02-2009, 02:23 PM
http://images.terskel.multiply.com/image/2/photos/upload/300x300/RLTaxwoKCrsAAEl5yS41/fjellape.JPG?et=kOCyYtKeAOW2osFEQZuJhw&nmid=8367785

Vera
06-03-2009, 03:55 AM
To be honest, to me the question isn't really "why?" but rather "why not?". As in, what's the harm?

wheelchairman
06-03-2009, 07:19 AM
Essentially I'm voting out of spite, so that's a bad question. That and voting on this seems stupid.

wheelchairman
06-08-2009, 07:17 AM
Well I voted no, but apparently not everyone did. They needed 40% of everyone in Denmark to vote yes, and well 45.5% did. This is despite the fact that 41.5% of Danes didn't vote on this issue as well.

7.8% voted no like me, and 5.2% voted blank either as a sign of apathy or of some lame republican* ideal.

*real republican, not American republican.