Nicely put and a good example that shows how the Queen has no say in this referendum.<quoted text>
Funnily enough, other secular democracies (such as Britain, France, Germany etc) have no problem getting round this problem. This may sound crazy, but, they disperse ballot boxes throughout their state instead of allocating one single ballot box for the whole nation to use.
And by the way, Electoral College /= president. You therefore do not vote for the president.
Isn't arguing pedanticly just so much fun, Barefoot?
Fact of the matter: we don't care.
Look, to further the point here, let's bring back another issue that you dropped after being proven wrong about: Scottish independence.
Here is the BBC report regarding the deal struck today regarding the referendum:
"What happens now?":-
Royal Assent is given to the bill
The Scottish government will publish a White Paper - what it calls its "prospectus for independence". Other parties will also put forward their vision for the future of Scotland
The pro-independence and anti-independence campaigns intensify
The Scottish independence referendum takes place"
This is 2012. Royal assent is scheduled for November 2013, and the refendum is written in for 2014.
Already, before the Queen has even been asked, the referendum has been set a date.
Do you know why that is, Barefoot?
Because the Queen does nothing but rubber stamp decisions made by the politicians. Our head of state is a figurehead. Nothing more, nothing less.
Then Witney does not have an MP.
You mean, the house that has had its power seriously reduced since at least 1911?
The independence referendum has been set a date prior to even being given royal assent. Kind of renders your ad nauseum argument meaningless.
If you seriously think that Parliament would listen to the Queen if she ever did a thing then you are sadly mistaken.
Actions speak louder than words, hypocrite.
Everyone knows she would rather the UK stayed together so if barefoot is right she would dissolve parliament and get this referendum cancelled.
Of course, she can't do any such thing.