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Monarchy may not be as bad as you’d thought

Sacramentally crowned: HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
I am a completely unregenerate High Tory. I believe that wealth carries responsibilities towards the less fortunate, and believe firmly in old-fashioned paternalism with every community taking care of its own. I distrust both unfettered Capitalism and Socialism, or any other system that fails to take account of original sin. Catholic socialism à la Frs Conrad Noel and Jack Putterill might be okay in theory, but in practice it might just be a little too utopian.
- The Revd Peter Robinson

Monarchy rightly understood is a Christian and familial model of government with mutual responsibility (the people serve the lord; the lord protects and looks after the spiritual and material welfare of his subjects, and is accountable to God for their well-being).

The International Monarchist League and the Constitutional Monarchy Association

Here, along with some fine links to monarchist sites around the world, is an essay on the benefits of monarchy (written by someone in Denmark, Jan Mikhail, it appears to assume a modern constitutional monarchy): The Case for Monarchy

Many thanks to Matushka

A Model Constitution: Excerpts
From the Republic of Ireland
Written in 1937

In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred,
We, the people of Éire,
Humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ, Who sustained our fathers through centuries of trial,
Gratefully remembering their heroic and unremitting struggle to regain the rightful independence of our Nation,
And seeking to promote the common good, with due observance of Prudence, Justice and Charity, so that the dignity and freedom of the individual may be assured, true social order attained, the unity of our country restored, and concord established with other nations,
Do hereby adopt, enact, and give to ourselves this Constitution.

Article 41
1. 1° The State recognises the Family as the natural primary and fundamental unit group of Society, and as a moral institution possessing inalienable and imprescriptible rights, antecedent and superior to all positive law.
2° The State, therefore, guarantees to protect the Family in its constitution and authority, as the necessary basis of social order and as indispensable to the welfare of the Nation and the State.
2. 1° In particular, the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved.
2° The State shall, therefore, endeavour to ensure that mothers shall not be obliged by economic necessity to engage in labour to the neglect of their duties in the home.
3. 1° The State pledges itself to guard with special care the institution of Marriage, on which the Family is founded, and to protect it against attack.

Article 44
1. The State acknowledges that the homage of public worship is due to Almighty God. It shall hold His Name in reverence, and shall respect and honour religion.

Article 45
2. The State shall, in particular, direct its policy towards securing:
i. That the citizens (all of whom, men and women equally, have the right to an adequate means of livelihood) may through their occupations find the means of making reasonable provision for their domestic needs.

Tsarist Two-Headed Eagle 
with St George on Shield

Traditionalist Conservatism
Not the GOP, not necessarily libertarianism: Information, FAQ and links
Click here for important disclaimer

Pat Buchanan
While I don’t agree with his position on immigration or his nativist ‘assimilation’ rhetoric, he is prolife and against American soldiers dying in the New World Order’s wars. He has had a lot of good things to say but he and I part company with his anti-immigration rhetoric (ironic coming from a Catholic, who historically was on the receiving end of similar ‘nativist’ hostility from American Protestants) and his well-intended (certainly based on Christian charity and his understanding of Catholic social teaching), actually leftist economic ideas such as trade protectionism: here he makes nearly the same mistake as Christian liberals for nearly the same reasons. Like a good-hearted Catholic rust-belt Democrat. A read of von Mises, Hayek, the 16th-century Salamanca school of Catholic economic thought and the daily news site lewrockwell.com (where I was introduced to the thought of von Mises, Hayek and Salamanca, among others) should disabuse one of such economic illusions. Want to be charitable? Support a truly free market. Commerce brings peace. There are solid, pragmatic reasons for limiting ALL immigration to a country, not favouring any one group over another: a country’s first obligation is to its citizens and can only support so many people. But much anti-immigration rhetoric either is racist or plays into the hands of racists. That’s not what I or this site are about.
Click here for a criticism of Buchananomics

Alan Keyes
A man who deserves to be US President

Unofficial Alan Keyes Site

United Empire Loyalists
The American history Americans aren’t taught. Not all ‘Tories’ were scoundrels like Benedict Arnold. A sizeable part of the American population, many were honourable and were indeed loyal to His Majesty, George III. (The grievances of some colonists weren’t the King’s fault but Parliament’s.) The American Revolution/War of the Rebellion really was a civil war — nearly 8,000 Americans served in the British armed forces. This site belongs to a society of their descendents in Canada, where many of them were driven after the war.

What If?
By Taki — the world would have been a better place today if the Old World Order remained and World War I, an immoral war, never happened, or even if the Central Powers had won
Coats of arms of the Austro-Hungarian Crown Lands

Sacred Monarchy and the Modern Secular State
By Father Michael Azkoul
An Orthodox priest explains and defends monarchy’s place in history and the Christian worldview. He is harsh on the West.

Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding among themselves what’s for dinner.

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