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Old 05-15-2006, 10:32 AM
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If you think about it, it's actually quite shocking that in the countries where there are still royal families, there is still an adoring public.
Maybe you should broaden your vision. Some people might consider a republican goverment with approval ratings around 30% shocking. A monarchy can at least count on the support of a vast majority as they are above the parties and a-political.
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Old 06-17-2006, 04:34 AM
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Maybe you should broaden your vision. Some people might consider a republican goverment with approval ratings around 30% shocking. A monarchy can at least count on the support of a vast majority as they are above the parties and a-political.
Based on that logic, then one would assume you think the best government would be a totalitarian one, where the people wouldn't have any choices and would have a government given to them by a non-constitutional monarchy or a communistic regime. Hard to believe that is really what you believe--but, of course, you might. Chacun a son gout!!
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Old 06-17-2006, 06:58 AM
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I wonder how you can conclude something like that from my post, I think you misunderstood my logic. I never said anything in favour of totalitarian regimes with manipulated approval ratings and only stressed that monarchy and democracy do not have to be a contradiction, while a republic and a democracy do not always have to be the same either.
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Old 06-17-2006, 07:25 AM
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I wonder how you can conclude something like that from my post...
I'm confused too. How can an apolitical monarchy be equated to a totalitarian government or a communist regime?
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:37 AM
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I wonder how you can conclude something like that from my post, I think you misunderstood my logic. I never said anything in favour of totalitarian regimes with manipulated approval ratings and only stressed that monarchy and democracy do not have to be a contradiction, while a republic and a democracy do not always have to be the same either.
Sorry if I offended you, but I felt your statement was implying that it would be superior to have a monarchy which people have to accept because they basically cannot change it (even though we know all countries with monachries do not have a totally adoring public) to a republic such as the U.S even if the approval ratings are 30%. Aren't there some rumors of Belgian perphaps eliminating its monarchy. We all know how polls change. Right now they are at 40% -- a change of 10% in about two weeks time. Not sure I understand your last statement about a republic and democracy not always having to be the same either unless you mean a parliamentary system versus a presidential one then I understand that comment. As I said, I didn't mean to offend you and am not trying to get this site blogged down in a discussion of governments. So, please accept my apologies. lol
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