Peter FitzSimons (@Peter_Fitz)

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Chair of Australian Republic Movement. Join us! http://goo.gl/BFhYQS Author, 30 books. James Cook - The Man Behind the Myth, out now, and going well!

http://www.peterfitzsimons.com.au

Sydney

2010-08-27 21:19:21

We join the movement. We talk to our friends. We highlight the ludicrous of Australia, in the 21st Century, being "reigned over" by a family of English aristocrats. We point out the sheer indignity for a proud nation to be in such a situation. We engage.  @Australian Republic Movement

 @Peter FitzSimons  @Australian Republic Movement How do we capitalize on this momentum?

No! And I have encouraged him to not get into the ring with anyone. Bad for your brain health.

 @Peter FitzSimons  @news.com.au Will we see you fellas in the ring anytime soon?

Good news for  @Australian Republic Movement! Friends, we have a post-War record for support to move on from getting our Heads of State from family of English aristocrats. Now up to 62%! JOIN US https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/poll-finds-62-per-cent-believe-our-head-of-state-should-b...

I did, Craig. Thanks to you. I am told very popular in the USA, and very clever.

Ahhh I see  @Peter FitzSimons used this in today's column. Nice.

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Onya. It is outstanding.

Just spent some of my hard-earned birthday money on  @Peter FitzSimons Mutiny on the Bounty. Here's to hoping it is as good as claimed.

 @Gregory Dodwell  @Peter FitzSimons  @news.com.au I was taking about the context of Australia’s colonial constitution and that our sovereignty remains the birthright of a family of English artistocrats. So Andrew’s qualification to be Australia’s HoS, because he is a member of that family, is entirely in context.

@MColvinMcKenzie @SElizaP @David_Speers Actually in the interests of honesty it seems he didn’t say it. Thanks to @Peter_Fitz for clarifying.

 @Michele Colvin McKenzie  @💧 leftwinglunatic Susan B.A.  @David Speers Actually in the interests of honesty it seems he didn’t say it. Thanks to  @Peter FitzSimons for clarifying.

 @Elizabeth Grubb  @news.com.au  @Peter FitzSimons Utterly irrelevant. He is at the moment more qualified than any Australian to be Australia’s head of state. That is a fact. No ammout of shameless colonial grovelling and forelock tugging inferiority will chance that fact. Only when Australians back Australia will that change.

 @news.com.au  @Peter FitzSimons Andrew is more qualified than any Australian to be Australia’s head of state. Think about that for a moment.

And this, Elizabeth, is a streak of Australia I confess to being gobsmacked by. We are so strong in so many areas. And yet there persists this streak: we can't run our own show. We need an English family of aristocrats to provide a person of sufficient dignity and eminence.

 @Matt Ralph  @Chris Martin  @Ken Waugh  @Peter FitzSimons  @David  @news.com.au I don’t trust Australia to come up with a good choice

My Sunday column.  #Hamilton. Harry and Meghan - right call, wrong people. IN defence of  @David Speers Joke of the week. https://www.smh.com.au/culture/musicals/for-an-american-show-hamilton-s-a-good-effort-20200710-p55b2...

Yes, John. Yawn. A very familiar argument. We Australians don't have anyone eminent enough to provide our own Head of State, and so must ask the English. Do you have no pride as an Australian, to mount such an argument?  @Australian Republic Movement

 @Peter FitzSimons  @Australian Republic Movement Yawn .. and install who .. Morrison n.. Dutton .. or anything retired generally with nothing better to do ..

That is a little bit brilliant.

 @Peter FitzSimons  @Australian Republic Movement Is it an umbrella movement? ...I hate being reigned on.

 @Peter FitzSimons  @Australian Republic Movement The strangest thing about that is that 38% of Aussie's are happy with an English family being in charge. Mind boggling.

Srdan, please! Our need to establish our own sovereignty, must be entirely independent of the needs of an English family.

 @Peter FitzSimons I'm on board, but only after Charlie gets his go.......I think he'd be good for us, the movement, the environment and shaming the climate change deniers in this country.....

Trump is a function of America, not of the republic.

 @Australian Republic Movement  @Peter FitzSimons Much work to do before a successful referendum. Many Australians don't understand the difference between a parliamentary republic with a non-executive head-of-state & a presidential republic like the USA with an executive head-of-state, and fear we will get a Trump of our own.

No. We can call the new President whatever we decide to call her/him. Up to Australians. It is a part of the discussion we need to have.

 @Australian Republic Movement  @Peter FitzSimons I'm all for Australia becoming a republic. New flag too. Perhaps a new anthem. But do we have to call the new leader 'President'? That'll definitely throw a lot of Australians off.

That could be a bumper sticker for the  @Australian Republic Movement republic, Tom: "When we enter a new era with an Australian as our Head of State, we'll go forward with independence in our hearts and minds; bonded but not beholden." https://republic.org.au/join

 @Australian Republic Movement  @Peter FitzSimons When we enter a new era with an Australian as our Head of State, we'll go forward with independence in our hearts and minds; bonded but not beholden.

Great, Harvey. JOIN US! https://republic.org.au/join

 @Australian Republic Movement  @Peter FitzSimons Totally agree on all accounts. We have talked about it for far too long. Lets take our bat and ball and say bye bye to a dysfunctional privileged family that really is totally irrelevant to our country in this day and age. Our head of state should be one of us...Australian

New poll finds 62 per cent of Australians believe our head of state should be an Aussie.  @Peter FitzSimons: when "we’re put to the test we can look after ourselves as an independent, self-­reliant nation"  #auspol  #ausrepublic https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/poll-finds-62-per-cent-believe-our-head-of-state-should-b...

The flag is a separate issue to the republic. But join us now at the republic, as we set post-war record of support, now up to 62% https://republic.org.au/join

 @Peter FitzSimons  @Australian Republic Movement Been ready for a long time, we also need to remove the Union Jack from our flag!! Why should we have the flag of a foreign power on our flag?

Good to have you on board, Paul. Welcome!

As I can. If your point is the PM deserves to have time off and go to the footy even in a pandemic, that is as maybe. It alters not the point. The image is playing VERY badly, south of the Murray, particularly.

 @Peter FitzSimons How many hours do you take off on a day?

Tks, Scoop

 @Peter FitzSimons We're all in this together, north of the Murray

This image playing particularly badly, south of the Murray.  #Auspol

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