Why monarchists will be better off living in a republic.

21 Sep

conradbrunstrom

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Above all, because deposed royals are far more romantic than reigning monarchs.

I once met an Austrian monarchist.  She couldn’t tell me enough about Otto Von Hapsburg (now sadly no longer with us).  Everything that Otto did was of interest to her, and he was a busy man with an interesting life – a life far more interesting than had he been glued to the throne in Vienna.  He was certainly emperor of her heart.

And this is something that monarchists need to be reassured about.  If people in a republic want to go on venerating a particular family then they can do so.  If people in a republic want to have commemorative mugs made with the weddings of those family members then they can arrange it.  If people in a republic want to believe in a particular aura that adheres to a particular dynastic inheritance then no republican law…

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