Tuesday, 16 June 2009

One republican
- unfortunately only one -
quits politics

Peter Costello, federal Member of Parliament for the Victorian seat of Higgins and also Her Majesty's Australian treasurer and deputy prime minister from 1996 to 2007, decided not to seek re-election at the next federal election. The republican Liberal was an outspoken supporter of the 1999 republican model of a president chosen by politicians that was rejected in a referendum by the Australian people.

That did not stop him advocating “a” republic for Australia.

His departure from politics could be good news if he were to be replaced by a new MP who supports the Australian Monarchy as it is layed out by the Constitution. However, claimants to the soon to be vacated seat include ambitious ultra-right youngsters who seek all for themselves and nothing for the people. Their republicanism can easily match that of Peter Costello.

Why is it that young politicians hardly have any loyalty except perhaps for their supporting party factions and donators/sponsors?


MadMonarchist said...

People brag about the world becoming smaller as if it's a good thing. The truth is that people are becoming smaller. It is all tied with the rise of liberal, socialist, revolutionary republicanism. It's all about "me", who will give me the most, who will tell me what I want to hear, who will take care of me so I don't have to etc. People have lost touch with loyalty to things bigger and grander than themselves. All good reasons why the counterrevolution cannot come soon enough.

Nuno Castelo-Branco said...

Costello? y God, what a sicilian name... (I'm sure you'll understand what I mean).

radical royalist said...

It is an Irish name and Irish republicanism has a strong impact here. The republican movement would be much weaker without the Irish hatred against anything they consider British.

But I don't want to generalize: There are good Australians of Irish origin who stay loyal to the Australian Monarchy.