True democracy has nothing whatsoever to do with the ridiculous notion of ‘‘royalty’’ (Letters, Nov 13). . The Windsors are actually a barrier to the true democratic ideal of ‘‘government of the people, for the people, by the people’’.
Jesus might well have espoused principles closer to the mark: His ‘‘Do unto others as you would they should do unto you’’ is pretty close to the Left-wing principle of: ‘‘From each according to his ability; to each according to his needs’’.
I imagine most thinking people dismissed the idea of ‘‘religion’’ of any sort when they were introduced to the scientific understanding of botany, biology, physics, evolution, etc. And think of the nutters who have turned sometimes nice moral philosophies of people like Jesus and Buddha into fanatical and bureaucratic systems of control. Why promote it?
Similarly, isn’t the idea of ‘‘royalty’’ merely a tool in the craven propagation of a mythical class system which works assiduously to promote entitlement and power to the ruling classes?
Perhaps we could have an Opening Declaration in Parliament that exhorts all elected representatives of the people to work for principles such as Truth, Justice and Love.
JUDITH BRYERS HOLLOWAY