Rethinking the purpose of a monarchy

Following the death last month of Queen Elizabeth II, there’s a renewed debate over the purpose of a monarchy.

While it’s largely symbolic with no real governing power, the royal family in England is the perfect example of why the monarchy should be dissolved.

I say this for two reasons.

The first is because it does not take much for there to be a bad leader to completely ruin a country, especially if that person is set to be in higher power for decades and de-

cades at a time. There should always be a cycle of power in a country, especially a country that has power like England.

A cycle of power invites new ideas, new personalities and a fresh start for an economy as a whole. Yes, I could imagine there are people that loved their queen, but I know there are a lot of people that wish this idea of monarchy was gone all together.

There should not just be a single royal family at the helm forever.

Within the past few years, Queen Elizabeth II was reportedly critical of her grandson’s wife, Meghan Markle, because of her background. Yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion and can have their own say in these matters, but as the queen she really took it too far in being upset.

As an American who is used to elections for new leaders, the whole idea of a monarchy just doesn’t sit well with me, even if it’s mostly symbolic.

The people in charge must also have someone who can overrule or check them if they are wrong, which the United States does. I think that any nation that operates under a monarchy should cease it whenever possible; cycling power is more effective.