Changing the Constitution

Allowing Catholics to reign, first born inherits whether male or female…..

Sources said No 10 would like the legislation to be passed quickly in a fourth term…

Ah, OK, back to sleep everybody.

A fourth term there just ain\’t gonna be.

6 thoughts on “Changing the Constitution”

  1. This has nothing to do with Catholicism. This is about allowing Charles to convert to Islam (if he has not already) and still become King.

  2. dearieme:

    And the reason is simple: no other religion requires fealty to a foreign sovereign as does Roman Catholicism (to the Pope in Vatican City).

    The same reason was advanced in opposition to the candidacy of JFK, was largely ignored, and the issue is a “dead letter” here in the US.

    There are some rumblings that surface occasionally pinning the VietNam war on Cardinal Spellman’s influence with JFK, seeking the succor of the Catholic population from certain oppression. In that regard, it’s clear that, even previously (Ike). the place had been seen as strategic–just not enough to assist the French. And in the view of the “common man”–at least here in the US–there’s some merit in going to the aid of friends against mutual opponents who also happen to be very given over to large-scale murder. And there’s even an international twist: i.e., other friends may be watching.

    Islam claims primacy–but not to a political entity.

  3. Gene, at the time the law was adopted people would have been thinking of the Counter-Reformation and the 30 Years War on the Continent, the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes and the expulsion of Protestants from France, the Gunpowder Plot, and earlier Bloody Mary, in England, the 1641 massacre of Protestants in Ireland, the massacres by Irish Catholic troops in Scotland during the Civil Wars – a slaughter in Aberdeen and an attempted ethnic cleansing of Campbells and Campbell tenants in Argyll.

  4. All of which distracts from the central point: that the United Kingdom is a sectarian state, with a sectarian head and a sectarian Constitution.

    And Timmy wonders why many people object to the UKIP’s insistence that people swear an oath of allegiance to the Monarchy regardless or inspite of, their own personal religious beliefs.

  5. (Brit in Aussie, we aren’t sectarian, by definition.)
    If the 4th term isn’t going to happen, then surely we do not need to worry about ID cards. They aren’t going to happen.
    Are they?

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