Of course, I am a republican. I don't believe people should hold any job in public life because of who their parents are. It offends me deeply that we have a Crown and not a People as our symbolic point of reference.
So I was pleased at this morning's Dom Post editorial, and pleased that Republican Movement people had a banner to make a point at the Supreme Court's opening yesterday.
I would like to see us have a commission look into all the details that would be needing sorting should we have a republic, and a broad public conversation followed by a couple of referenda to make a call, somewhere around the middle of this decade.
The hardest question is whether we clip on a republican look to our monarchial constitution, or whether we have a more thoroughgoing look at the bonds of citizenship and affection that bind us together as a political community - and the role of the Treaty relationship in that new republic.
Just because a question is hard does not mean it should be ducked, so I am glad that the issue's on the table once more.