Friday, July 08, 2005
I thought that I should go a little bit into my views. As I said in the previous post, I am a Guelph monarchist. I will always see the Supreme Pontiff, whoever that may be, as the ultimate source of temporal power. The pope is not only the leader of the Catholic Church, he is also the Sovereign of Vatican City State. He holds not only spiritual powers of leadership, but also temporal ones. All Catholic monarchs should subject themselves in a special way to the Pontiff. This is the definition of what it is to be a Guelph, to sumbit oneself to the pope above all else.
Now on to temporal powers. I am an American, and have known nothing but republican democracy. America once had a king--George III of England--but the Americans chose to revolt and form their own government based on Deist and Freemason principles. So why do I, as a born-and-raised American, prefer monarchy? It was a slow process; I came to the realization over time and cannot give any one point when I considered myself to be a monarchist. The last step in the process would probably be when I found the website of an American monarchist--I'll make a link on my blog to his site once I get the ok from him. I think his site made me feel that it was ok to feel the way I did about government, and that I wasn't alone in my beliefs.
So why do I oppose democracy? I find republicanism--the form of government we have, which is a democratic republic, because we elect representitives to our government to make the decisions for us in respect to law--as inefficient. Turn on C-SPAN or C-SPAN2 and you can get a glimpse at how our government works. Not a whole lot happens. Lots of roll calls, long speeches to "Mr. Speaker," and a vote every once in a while. Look at the nominees President Bush has made to federal bench courts, UN ambassador post, and upcoming the Supreme Court nominees. The Democrats stymie and frustrate the voting process by delaying it for as long as they can. Why? Because they dont' agree with--in the case of court nominees--the nominees opposition to abortion, or their general political conservatism. The minority turns out to do most of the decision making by preventing the decision making process from happening. This doesn't happen in a monarchy with strong royal powers. Now I'm not advocating an absolute monarchy--the monarch's powers can be checked by a constitution and a parliament of limited power--but a monarch with strong royal powers can make decisions without political parties frustrating the law-making process.
Look at abortion. I naturally oppose abortion at all times and under all circumstances. How can we outlaw abortion in America? Well, for starters, don't vote for Democrats. Second, about we can do is vote for pro-life Republicans in the House and Senate, and vote for a pro-life Republican president. Then we hope and pray that these Republicans will make moves at the federal level to outlaw abortion, and that there will be enough votes in the House and Senate to pass legistlation to outlaw abortion, and that the President will sign that legislation into law. Then we hope that those same Republicans were able to appoint enough conservatives to the judiciary. If not, liberal judges will be able to rule the pro-life laws as "unconstitutional." Sure does leave a whole lot to hoping and praying. Hoping and praying is good, but "the Lord helps those who help themselves." Perhaps it's time to leave behind out democratic system and form "a more perfect order." That more perfect order is a Catholic monarchy. Well, I think that's it for now. More to come!!