This paper will discuss the argument of why a country should be ruled by Monarchy. The first section of this paper will discuss how patriotism is better in case of a monarchy from the citizens. The second section of this paper will discuss the advantage of civilization in case of monarch rule. The third section of this paper will discuss the advantage of the qualification in case of monarchy. The final section of this paper will discuss the disadvantage of corruption that comes with monarch rule.
A Country Should Be Ruled by a Monarchy.
Monarchy is a form of government where total sovereignty is placed in one individual person who serves as the head of the state called the monarch, holding the position until abdication or death. Monarchs mostly hold and achieve their position due to their right of succession or better known as heredity. The days of the absolute monarchy are very much in the past. Today, monarchs in power are mostly in a limited or constitutional manner that is restricted by the nation's constitution. The political power is actually wielded by the chamber of its elected representatives and the Prime Minister. Some presently well-known constitutional monarchies are the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Cambodia and Thailand. Present absolute monarchies are the Sultanates of Brunei and Oman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bhutan (History Learning Site, 2013). It is not surprising that, among the 10 richest nations in the world, 7 of them are monarchies. The per capita incomes in the 45 monarchies are average $17,000 in comparison to the rest of the world who average only $7,200 per capital income (The International Commission on Nobility and Royalty).
Patriotism: Monarchs by nature are more patriotic in comparison to a Prime Ministers or President. They hold greater affection for their country than the President or Prime Minister as Monarchs does have any conflict of interest. Fundamentally, working for the greater good of the nation is in the nest interest of any monarch. Every monarch tends to make a considerable contribution to building their nation. One who invests or contributes in something tends to have a greater affection for its result – and, therefore, Monarchs loves their nations. So the Monarchs can serve the best interest of patriotism much better than any Republican system (Imperial Qing Restoration Organization).
Impartiality: The Prime Ministers and Presidents rise to power after difficult and expensive elections, and they are accountable to deliver to the voters. They have several commitments to the voters who help them rise to power. Thus, an elected official has to satisfy the populist ‘mob rule’. But, monarch isn’t accountable to the lobby groups, institutions or the political parties. Neither do they gain their position from individual’s help. Monarchs are not under the influence of any party or group. They are free, and all citizens are treated equally by them. They are not tied to the political appeals or debts; thus monarchy is much better than the Republic regarding impartiality (Imperial Qing Restoration Organization).
Political stability: Political stability is important for solving the long-term issues. The primary issue for a political party can be a secondary issue for others. If a party fails in next elections, the long-term project cannot succeed. In a Monarchical government, this problem does not persist as the Monarch reigns over the country for life. Thus, monarchy gives the sense of stability over a long period of time (Imperial Qing Restoration Organization).
Qualification: Monarch is born to lead their country; they are born in palaces that are their school and home. They are trained to govern, taught to behave politely, patient, calm, helpful and obedient and hence they have and established healthy lifestyle. Eventually with time the monarch becomes mature enough to lead and rule over their nation, even in their young age. By contrast, President and Prime Ministers start their political life from a certain age and they end their careers while they are still learning. Thus, the Monarch is more qualified in terms of leading and ruling than any President and Prime Minister (Imperial Qing Restoration Organization).
Representative: The President or Prime Minister represents their minority group or political party, whereas the Monarch represents their whole nation and its society. Until the head of state represents the whole population of the nation, their actions cannot be reflective of the people’s will (Imperial Qing Restoration Organization).
Efficiency: When a monarch holds the power, decisions that are concerned with reaction or response to the national crisis are swiftly determined without certain delay from the external or legislative governing bodies. But in case of the Republic or Democracy, every single issue has to go through the process that cannot get implemented quickly (Imperial Qing Restoration Organization).
Conservation of Democracy: History has proven that democracy is safer only in countries that have reigning Monarchs. In case of a Military Dictatorship, army of the nation holds the power, and in case of a Presidential Republic power is held by a political minority. In the case of the Monarchy, all citizens get equal opportunities as the Monarch is not part of any political party or minority group (Imperial Qing Restoration Organization).
Check & Balance: Most of the nations in the world have 2 or more political parties. Each of these parties has their own set of policies and values. Any party that forms a government cannot control the behaviour and actions of other parties; thus there are no means of reaching a settlement. Monarchs are needed to balance the best interests of every political party in the nation (Imperial Qing Restoration Organization).
Corruption: The Prime minister or the President can turn out to be corrupt. They get approval from a particular group and, therefore, they need to be committed to pleasing them. Also, they need to take part in the process of election. When the available resources aren’t sufficient to fulfil their requirements, politicians can become corrupt, and they may also get involved in the organised crime business (Imperial Qing Restoration Organization).
Dissemination of Power: Monarch who governs their nations with power will give power to people whom they trust. This means that people who are connected to the Monarch by family or some form of dependency are bound to get the power. Ability of the person to carry out their duty would be of less or secondary importance. Therefore, the echelons of government would turn out to be inefficient.
A System of Classes: One of the ways by which Monarchs maintain power is through delineating their power and wealth through the rigid classes of people. In the feudal system, the monarchs who own all the land would give their lands to barons who pay taxes or supply soldiers to the monarch in exchange.
Non Inclusivity: When a country is ruled by the hereditary monarchs, the lands and power get inherited rather than earned by them. The government remains in hands of the small number of families. This means that many people get excluded from the notion of being part of the political decision making.
Monarchy just like any other form of rule in the nations isn't perfect, as nothing is, but it makes a significant contribution to society’s well-being by providing them stability and strength, a dignified and calm center, traditions, oneness, continuity, unity and even greatness. This is because monarchy is patterned after order of heaven where a Supreme creator is the ruler above all rulers or the divine ruler above all. Most of the richest countries in the world have monarchy rule as the heads of state, and most of the most non-oppressive, democratic and liberty loving countries on the face of the earth are Monarchies.
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