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Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Jun 27, 2007 at 10:03

The rot in the House of Windsor has been around for quite a long amount of time. Consider the following: When the British Monarch decreed that Battenberg be changed to Mountbatten, during the first world war, there were people left with their noses out of joint. One was a prime mover in the separation of Pakistan and India, and eventually he met his end, thanks to the IRA bombing his boat.

Lastly, the Duke of Westminster was pro-Nazi during the second world war. I am positive that he was one of the contributors to the scurrilous smear that Churchill would fight to the last American to preserve the British Empire. When you take a look at who received the Nobel Peace Prize, it isn't all that distinctive an award because of the people who have received it. Yassir Arafat, with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin are not exactly the type of people who command respect in my eyes.

In so many words, Abraham Lincoln said, "If I am wrong, even if thousands of angels swearing I was right does not change the fact that I am wrong." Frankly, whoever the Queen choses to knight does not change the fact that she does not have the final word on who commands respect.

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