The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 09-10-2010, 11:17 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tamworth, Australia
Posts: 1
Smile Hi from Australia.

Hello all. My name is Eric. Here in Australia there is a push by some to change our constitution from a monarchy to a republic. I am a constitutional monarchist. I like the idea of a head of state above politics, whose vocation is to represent and symbolically unify what is best in a community of people.
Is it a coincidence that constitutional monarchies are mostly to be found in more stable societies?
Although its a pipe dream, I'd like to see more countries, particularly in Europe, reintegrate their monarchic traditions into contemporary democratic institutions.
Cheers,
Eric.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-10-2010, 11:24 AM
Dierna23's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: -, Germany
Posts: 3,589
Hi ericbest!



I hope you will enjoy the forums!
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-11-2010, 01:13 AM
RJ TAYLER's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: QUEENSLAND, Australia
Posts: 269
From one Australian to another, g'day and welcome to the forums.
__________________
Yours
RJ TAYLER ESQ. Rightly Honoured to be a Member of The Royal Forums
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-11-2010, 03:12 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 242
Welcome Eric!
I couldn't agree more - it's important, though, for the Head of State to reflect strong values and be dutiful. For example, any association with drug-takers or criminals is a great risk to any member of a royal family. I think that at the same time as constitutional monarchies are being touted as a model for democratic success, there has been a good run - particularly as most of the constitutional monarchies that are extant, are headed by Queen Elizabeth. The next generation of Crown Princes and Princesses, other than the bright and dutiful Prince Charles and William in turn, are flirting with danger, and risking their hold on the throne, if they allow themselves to consort with commercial interests and the aforementioned drug-takers.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Australia David V Member Introductions and Updates 6 06-18-2010 06:19 AM
Hello from Australia Kezza Member Introductions and Updates 3 04-24-2008 12:27 PM
Hello from Australia LucyBaker Member Introductions and Updates 2 07-13-2007 10:14 PM
Hello from Australia! Roslyn Member Introductions and Updates 13 04-16-2006 09:49 AM




Popular Tags
beatrice borromeo best outfit camilla catharina-amalia catherine middleton style chris o'neill crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events daniel duchess of cornwall duke of cambridge fashion fashion poll felipe vi general news grand duke jean kate middleton king felipe king felipe vi king harald king philippe king willem-alexander letizia maxima norwegian royals official visit picture of the week portugal prince carl philip prince constantijn prince harry prince of wales princess beatrice princess charlene princess charlene eveningwear princess eugenie princess eugenie outfit princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess sofia maternity wear queen letizia queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen mathilde's daytime fashion queen mathildes style queen maxima queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen sonja royal royal fashion sofia hellqvist spanish royals state visit sweden the duchess of cambridge fashion united states of america victoria wedding willem-alexander


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:37 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016
Jelsoft Enterprises