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    Is Monarchism apart of "Conservative" thought?

    I just want your opinions

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    Re: Is Monarchism apart of "Conservative" thought?

    The values of monarchy are consistent with Conservative political thought, but I'd say that it depends more on whether or not your culture has a strong tradition of royalty and the nobility.

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    Re: Is Monarchism apart of "Conservative" thought?

    Conservativism and Liberalism have evolved over time and they are not the same thing as they were back when monarchies were the status quo. Back then, "Conservatives" were Monarchist and "Liberals" were pro-democracy.

    I agree with Korimyr regarding cultural context. In somewhere like the U.S., even the Conservatives are against monarchies... but in somewhere like England, being a Monarchist and a Conservative can sometimes go hand in hand.

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    Re: Is Monarchism apart of "Conservative" thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    I just want your opinions
    In European style Authoritarian Conservatism yes.

    In American style, no.
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    Re: Is Monarchism apart of "Conservative" thought?

    It is the historical basis of it.
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    Re: Is Monarchism apart of "Conservative" thought?

    Not by my standards... no kings or gods just men.
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    Re: Is Monarchism apart of "Conservative" thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    I just want your opinions
    Thats dangerous, asking this old fool for his opinion.
    My answer is "yes".
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    Being anti- or pro-change is neither good nor bad. What I do not like is change for the sake of change....We do get too much of this silliness...

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    Re: Is Monarchism apart of "Conservative" thought?

    The resistance to change, the reverence for authority and other major elements of the political theory remain. We modern socialists are not usually Marxists or, going back further, San-Simonists, but we do recognize the importance of their contribution to the development of our political theory, we stand on the shoulders of such giants. Perhaps a similar reverence for monarchy remains on the right (though of course we're not monarchists!) or a lingering awe for the magic of a King or a Queen, or someone else mandated by Jesus to rule with absolute power.
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    Re: Is Monarchism apart of "Conservative" thought?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    In European style Authoritarian Conservatism yes.

    In American style, no.
    Exactly.

    "Conservativism" and "Liberalism" have a variety of different meanings for a variety of different contexts.

    Conservativism today in America has nothing to do with resistance to change... just ask any conservative American today if he wants his government to change. With the people there now, he probably does.

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    Re: Is Monarchism apart of "Conservative" thought?

    Depends on the conservativism as well as the region's culture/traditions.

    For example, monarchism does not fall in line at all in modern-day conservativism(unless you are a neo-con). Modern-day conservativism includes strict-constructionist and constitutionalism. A school of thought where monarchism is...how to put it..."resoundingly rejected"?

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