Meghan Markle is using her title of the Duchess of Sussex, given to her by a foreign government, to try and influence U.S. politicians and interfere in domestic policy decisions. It’s a ridiculous overreach and utterly inappropriate for a woman to use her pointless title as some sort of leverage to bend the American government to her will.
I’m sorry Meghan, the United States is a democracy not a monarchy. Please take your liberal opinions and hapless husband and please stop trying to interfere with U.S. politics.
We have enough problems in this country without your putting your nose in.
In a hugely inappropriate letter, written to Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Meghan made her case about family leave and other domestic policy decisions that were part of a multi-trillion dollar policy plan, which has been seen as excessive by the two moderate Democrats left in the Senate and all of the Republicans.
She begins her very long letter, written on ‘From the office of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ letterhead, started, “I’m not an elected official, and I’m not a politician.”
Well Meghan, you could have fooled us. It seems like you very much want to become an unelected royal official in the United States as you can’t keep your nose out of politics.
It continues, “I am, like many, an engaged citizen and a parent. And you and your congressional colleagues have a role in shaping family outcomes for generations to come, that’s how I’m writing to you at this deeply important time—as a mom—to advocate for paid leave.”
Her statements are insulting to the millions of mothers across the country.
She’s not just a citizen, she’s an incredibly privileged woman with a royal title who is utterly disengaged from reality and her position in the world. That she wants to frame herself as just an average U.S. mom, while calling herself a “duchess.” It is the epitome of irony.
Also, there’s absolutely no proof that huge federal welfare plans help the public. The Great Society, envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, was an abject failure. Communities, especially minority communities, are worse off, not better.
But history and reality don’t matter to Meghan. It’s all about herself, her legacy and grabbing as much money and power as she can.
She then continues on in the letter and complains about a $4.99 salad bar at Sizzler, because that’s allegedly all her parents could afford, despite her father winning the lottery.
That would be a step up for my mom, for whom McDonalds was a treat reserved for payday only. Not to mention the Old Spaghetti Factory, which she seems to imply is low class, is actually a somewhat pricey establishment. As a child, my pretty average middle-class family considered that a “treat.” (For example, spaghetti with marinara currently costs $14.99.)
She then precedes to complain about working as a teenager.
Meghan said, “I started working (at the local frozen yogurt shop) at the age of 13. I waited tables, babysat, and piecemealed jobs together to cover odds and ends. I worked all my life and saved when and where I could—but even that was a luxury—because usually it was about making ends meet and having enough to pay my rent and put gas in my car.”
Uh, newsflash Meghan, pretty much everyone does that. Your parents made you pay for your gas, big whoop. You had to actually work to pay rent as a young adult, why that’s downright shocking.
I guess she really does think that everyone should live like royalty, without a care in the world and having someone else pay for your bills.
But in the real world, even billionaires have to work for their money Meghan.
Family leave isn’t the worst hill she could die on, I actually agree that it would be good if family leave was more generous in this country, but this should be covered by private businesses and not financially supported by the government. On this topic, considering her current position and her immense privilege, she is completely tone deaf.
Her examples of working hard don’t even make sense in the context. She wanted to work as a teenager to buy pretty things, and somehow that means the U.S. should support endless paid family leave? Or is she changing her narrative yet again to argue that she somehow supported herself after the age of 13, which again doesn’t make sense when it comes to family leave.
The whole thing is utter lunacy.
So, Meghan, as a fellow American, please stop interfering in politics. Or if you want to have a voice, then at least have the courtesy to drop your pointless royal title.
Using it makes you look pathetic.