Little Merit Seen

STATE Opposition leader Mark McGowan argues that Australia should be able to stand on its own feet and doesn’t like the idea that monarchy is a system whereby you don’t get there by merit, you get there by being born into it.

Can anyone say that the present crop of mediocre Australian politicians get there by merit?

In the event of the Queen being usurped, who will qualify as El Presidente?

Will it be Joe Hockey, Kevin Rudd or Mark McGowan?

More importantly, who would finance this ill-conceived, multi-million dollar constitutional change?

I can safely conclude that it won’t be funded by the State Opposition leader and his ilk, but by the good old Australian taxpayer.

David Rudman,