Monarchy Forum
Register Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 2 of 7      Prev   1   2   3   4   5   Next   »
jovan66102

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,539
Reply with quote  #16 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KYMonarchist
Jovan, somehow two slashes ended up in your link, could you please remove them, I can't access the article.?


Sorry 'bout that. It should work now.

__________________
'Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.' C.S. Lewis God save Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc.! Vive le Très haut, très puissant et très excellent Prince, Louis XX, Par la grâce de Dieu, Roi de France et de Navarre, Roi Très-chrétien!
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #17 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jovan66102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pragmatist
Not much. Notice how both parties have "social" in their names?


Of course, in Canada the Social Democratic NDP has a higher percentage of Royalists than does the Conservative Party.

And what on Earth does Social have to do with anti-monarchy anyways? Social does not imply anti-monarchy in the way republic does.

__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #18 
I too would vote for Mr. Russell.
__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
kingstowngalway

Registered:
Posts: 40
Reply with quote  #19 

Quote:
Originally Posted by KYMonarchist
I too would vote for Mr. Russell.

As would I.


__________________
"I dare to put my trust in God's mercy. I have not fought for human glory. I have not succeeded in restoring the altars and the throne, but I have at least defended them. I have served my God, my King, and my country. I have known how to pardon."
--Last words of Major Artus, Marquis de Bonchamps, General of the Catholic and Royal army during the French "Devolution."
royalcello

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 6,793
Reply with quote  #20 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KYMonarchist
Quote:
Originally Posted by jovan66102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pragmatist
Not much. Notice how both parties have "social" in their names?


Of course, in Canada the Social Democratic NDP has a higher percentage of Royalists than does the Conservative Party.

And what on Earth does Social have to do with anti-monarchy anyways? Social does not imply anti-monarchy in the way republic does.


I think Jovan knows that.  Obviously he's responding to Pragmatist by making the point that in Canada the "Right" is not necessarily more monarchist than the "Left," a point that you ought to be glad to see him make.
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #21 
Quote:
Originally Posted by royalcello
Quote:
Originally Posted by KYMonarchist
Quote:
Originally Posted by jovan66102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pragmatist
Not much. Notice how both parties have "social" in their names?


Of course, in Canada the Social Democratic NDP has a higher percentage of Royalists than does the Conservative Party.

And what on Earth does Social have to do with anti-monarchy anyways? Social does not imply anti-monarchy in the way republic does.


I think Jovan knows that.  Obviously he's responding to Pragmatist by making the point that in Canada the "Right" is not necessarily more monarchist than the "Left," a point that you ought to be glad to see him make.

I wasn't responding to Jovan, I was adding on another point against Pragmatist's silly contention. 

Btw, the SDP won the Portuguese elections, and apparently two members of the People's Monarchist Party sit in the national legislature as SDP deputies. Hmmm.....

__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
KYMonarchist

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,368
Reply with quote  #22 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_parliamentary_election,_2012

Georgia is holding parliamentary elections today and the exit polls are saying the main opposition coalition Georgian Dream led by Bidzina Ivanishvili has beaten the ruling United National Movement led by President Mikheil Saakashvili and PM Vano Merabishvili, possibly in a gigantic rout.

I'm not too wild about the opposition coalition (one of whose parties supports a parliamentary republic) or its leader Ivanishvili, who's a bit shady, but I'm glad for this, since Saakashvili needs to be chastened and I believe at least some opposition parties have previously been public about their wish for Georgia to restore the monarchy. 

Hopefully the exit polls prove true whenever the results come in.
Spongie555

Registered:
Posts: 219
Reply with quote  #23 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KYMonarchist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_parliamentary_election,_2012

Georgia is holding parliamentary elections today and the exit polls are saying the main opposition coalition Georgian Dream led by Bidzina Ivanishvili has beaten the ruling United National Movement led by President Mikheil Saakashvili and PM Vano Merabishvili, possibly in a gigantic rout.

I'm not too wild about the opposition coalition (one of whose parties supports a parliamentary republic) or its leader Ivanishvili, who's a bit shady, but I'm glad for this, since Saakashvili needs to be chastened and I believe at least some opposition parties have previously been public about their wish for Georgia to restore the monarchy. 

Hopefully the exit polls prove true whenever the results come in.


The only monarchist party in Georgia I know of is the New Rights party though their could be more.

__________________
"Throughout my reign I will never rule you as a King. I will protect you as a parent, care for you as a brother and serve you as a son. I shall give you everything and keep nothing; I shall live such a life as a good human being that you may find it worthy to serve as an example for your children; I have no personal goals other than to fulfill your hopes and aspirations. I shall always serve you, day and night, in the spirit of kindness, justice and equality."

- His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Coronation Address to the Nation, 6 November 2008
DavidV

Registered:
Posts: 4,518
Reply with quote  #24 
Beat me to it! Several opposition parties, during 2007-08, were more than favourable to restoration. We shall see, but it is a huge step forward. Let's hope Ukraine makes the same choice this month.
Pragmatist

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 586
Reply with quote  #25 
The opposition did indeed win. Wikipedia lists the 'Union of Georgian Traditionalists' as the main monarchist party in Georgia. A google search revealed that they were in the 'Free Georgia' alliance in this election.
__________________
in America, the law is King
-Thomas Paine
Ethiomonarchist

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 5,103
Reply with quote  #26 


Prince David and Princess Anna of Georgia


The Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church has made no bones about the fact that he is strongly in favor of monarchy.  The head of the Bagration-Mukhrani branch of the Royal House, Prince David, is the Patriarch's altar server.  He is married to the heiress of the Bagration-Gruzinski branch of the Royal House, Princess Anna, and their son is the uncontested heir to both rival claims. 

The sponsorship of the majority Orthodox Church, the unification of rival claims, and now a possibly friendlier political environment can only serve to improve the chances of a restoration.  I am hoping that by the time of the next Presidential election, we may see a stronger move towards crowning King David and Queen Anna of Georgia.


The United Arms of the Royal Georgian Houses of Bagration-Mukhrani and Bagration Gruzinski

__________________
The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
KYMonarchist

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,368
Reply with quote  #27 
With 85.1% of the votes counted, I'm expecting Georgian Dream will get 77-78 seats vs. UNM's 69-70 seats. 2-4 seats are unknown. It's close, and theoretically Georgian Dream could still fail to get a majority, but it looks like they've won. Just waiting on that last 15%.
KYMonarchist

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,368
Reply with quote  #28 
Venezuela's election is today, go Capriles! You might just do it!
KYMonarchist

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,368
Reply with quote  #29 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KYMonarchist
Venezuela's election is today, go Capriles! You might just do it!


Chavez appears to have won 54% to 44% for Capriles, Chavez's worst showing coming amidst an 80% turnout, quite high for Venezuela.
Ponocrates

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,462
Reply with quote  #30 
Exit polls had Capriles up by 5-6% margin, but surprise, surprise, Chavez won in the end.  
__________________
"For every monarchy overthrown the sky becomes less brilliant, because it loses a star. A republic is ugliness set free." - Anatole France
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.