Royalists should choose their arguments more carefully

To those saying the UK should keep the monarchy because they generate tourism:

I don’t think you really want to go down the “tourism dollar” route.

For starters, France beheaded their whole aristocracy and still has a roaring tourist trade – even looking at the old palaces and castles.

Secondly, ok, let’s talk dollar.

We behead the monarchy in Trafalgar Square and put it on pay-per-view live.

I guarantee that billions would pay to watch it – probably enough at the right price to more or less wipe the national debt.

Then we still get tourists flocking to the old palaces, and even re-enact the event in Trafalgar Square every anniversary to crowds of people who will definitely turn up to watch such a historic event being re-enacted, and have tourists flocking to re-enactments of old monarchy-days traditions with cheaper actors instead of expensive royals playing the roles.

We’ll make way more out of them that way.

I’m not saying we should do this at all.

But if the tourist dollar is all you care about, then I’ve just used your argument to demonstrate that executing the royal family is fiscally responsible.

So why not try to come up with something meaningful, rather than an idiotic idiom?

Hey, you’re argument was pure capitalism.

By pure capitalism I’ve come up with a better and more lucrative argument for getting rid of them.

Don’t blame me if your argument was so flawed.

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