Monarchs are born into power, Politicians *seek* power, the latter is infinitely worse for obvious reasons.
Monarchs are born into power, Politicians *seek* power, the latter is infinitely worse for obvious reasons. I am a Monarchist. Democracy is "may the best liar win" and in fact, the worst system, as it guarantees you have individuals *seeking* power, and power naturally corrupts. "I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long" - Marie Antoinette, to the French Republicans who later murdered her. "They tell us that all Kings are bad; that God never made a King; and that all Kings are very expensive. But, that all Kings are bad cannot be true: because God Himself is one of them; He calls Himself King of Kings; which not only shows us He is a King, but He has other Kings under Him: He is never called King of Republics. The Scripture calls Kings, the Lord's Anointed; but who ever heard of an anointed Republic? " Association Papers, London, 1793. "Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all." -Aristotle, one of the inventors of democracy, contrasting it to the results he witnessed in democracy which served one "elite" power class. "Those who imagine that a politician would make a better figurehead than a hereditary monarch might perhaps make the acquaintance of more politicians." - Baroness Thatcher, November 1995. "Kings have advantages over democratic politicians. Although they must remain popular ..... they do not have to grub for votes. Unlike American senators, they are not obliged to start raising money for their re-election campaign days after the electorate has voted them in. Inheritance has its privileges, for both rulers and the ruled......For politicians in democracies, the business of government is all too often a great game, a chance to strut and posture their little moment on the stage, before retiring to directorships and lecture tours. No such retreat is possible for monarchs, so they are less likely to mess with the dodgy loan, or fool around with the intern." -Editorial, The Spectator, 13th February 1999. "Democracy gives [the beatification of mediocrity] a certain appearance of objective and demonstrable truth. The mob man, functioning as citizen, gets a feeling that he is really important to the world -- that he is genuinely running things. Out of his maudlin herding after rogues and mountebanks there comes to him a sense of vast and mysterious power -- which is what makes archbishops, police sergeants, the grand goblins of the Ku Klux and other such magnificoes happy. And out of it there comes, too, a conviction that he is somehow wise, that his views are taken seriously by his betters -- which is what makes United States Senators, fortune tellers and Young Intellectuals happy. Finally, there comes out of it a glowing consciousness of a high duty triumphantly done which is what makes hangmen and husbands happy." - H.L. Mencken "Monarchy can easily be debunked, but watch the faces, mark well the debunkers. These are the men whose taproot in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire mere equality they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison." - C.S. Lewis "A priest who is not a monarchist is not worthy to stand at the altar table. The priest who is a republican is always a man of poor faith. God himself anoints the monarch to be head of the kingdom, while the president is elected by the pride of the people. The king stays in power by implementing God's commandments, while the president does so by pleasing those who rule. The king brings his faithful subjects to God, while the president takes them away from God." -Neomartyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev, tortured and killed by Bolsheviks of the "Soviet Republics" on 7th February 1918. "The monarchical principle is laughed at by vulgar and foolish people in all the suburbs of Europe. It is hated in all the gutters of the world. The reason is simple. It enshrines with a fitting dignity and elaboration the principle of authority as something independent of this or that politician. It places it above attack. It symbolises and consecrates an attitude of mind essential to the happiness of peoples." -D'Alvarez, Storm Over Europe