Why I am a monarchist
Undoubtedly, some readers of this blog are curious as to how I came to be a monarchist. I endeavour to satisfy this curiosity.
What was I before? Like many others, I was conservative in my political philosophy and also a believer in representative forms of government. I still am quite conservative, perhaps even more so than many so-called "right-wingers" today.
What changed? I came to question and ultimately reject the cherished beliefs held by so many infatuated with representative government such as equality, equal opportunity and majority rule. Very disturbing to me is the tendency of representative governments to march ceaselessly to socialism, world government and the accompanying elimination of national borders. Very few politicians in these representative governments are alarmed at this; in fact, they are some of the most influential, enthusiastic proponents of such rot. Who in power truly cares about preserving culture, borders and national distinctiveness?
Why do I favour monarchy in particular? I would suppose a monarch would be less likely to surrender his sovereignty, even if only for reasons of self-interest, to some internationalist despots than his representative equivalents. The dynastic nature of monarchy provides some degree of stability and forward-thinking, since a monarch would like to have his name and house live on; a representative is elected only for terms and can build successful campaigns on poorly conceived "quick-fixes." The grandeur and opulence associated with monarchy are also quite appealing. Remember this form of government is thousands of years old and has been proven throughout history to work.
While I could definitely add more, this should be sufficient. Some of the subjects broached in this article will likely be discussed at length in future articles. Once those are written, I will edit this to add the links in appropriate places.