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Personally, and this is also the consequence of the changing historical, social, societal and ideological of the France, I would define as:
-reactionary politically
-revolutionary in terms of social
-anti liberal on the societal level
-nationalist ideological

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It's a relief to see that the link was a mistake, and that the Crown Prince's consort & daughter aren't incipient communists.[smile]
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Originally Posted by royalcello
I don't think Toryism ever demanded that there be no parliament.
I agree. Toryism developed under Charles I, and the Constitution at the time saw 'Parliament' as the King, Lords, and Commons. Which is why Charles' murder was unconstitutional, because, without him, there was no 'Parliament' to pass the death sentence. Of course, things have changed, as Bagehot pointed out during the reign of the Queen-Empress. However, that's why I call myself a 'Semi-Jacobite Tory'. I want (in an ideal world) the Stuart Constitution restored under the House of Windsor.

I remember years ago, before many of you were born, I belonged to the 'Tory' (Conservative and Unionist) Party. I was a member of a reactionary ginger group called Prag. We were very proud of the fact that we belonged to the oldest political party in the world. Toryism was founded on 22 August 1642, when His Majesty raised the Royal Standard at Nottingham.

It's too bad there are no Tories left in the Tory Party![mad]

'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!

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My preferred form of government is democratic hereditary constitutional monarchy, but I'm not opposed to the existence of absolute monarchies. I'm a Kurdish nationalist, a secularist and a social democrat. I vote for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, which is a secularist and social democratic Kurdish nationalist political party. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is one of the two major parties of KRG (the autonomous regional government of South (Iraqi) Kurdistan). I support a world order based on sovereign nation-states. I'm opposed to interference in the internal matters of other sovereign states, and I support borders between sovereign states being drawn according to the principle of national self-determination. 

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On economic matters, I'm a traditional social democrat, who support university education and health care being free of charge, a strong social safety net and nationalization of public utilities and natural resources.
On cultural matters, I'm a conservative by Western standards. I'm a monarchist, I support national sovereignty, I oppose mass immigration and I oppose gay marriage, while supporting civil unions for homosexuals. I'm pro-choice concerning abortion rights.
On geopolitics, I prefer Russia to USA and China, because Russia is an anti-imperialist state, which supports national self-determination and opposes interference in the internal matters of other sovereign states. Russia supports national self-determination for Crimeans and Kurds, and Russia supports the pre-war government of Syria. I support Donald Trump, because he want to limit the excesses of US imperialism, but most Republican congressmen and senators support continued US imperialism. China is an imperialist state, which oppresses the Tibetans and the Uyghurs and which does massive land grabbing in Africa. In addition, Russia is far more likely to become a monarchy than USA and China are.

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My non-royal political heroes:
Vladimir Putin: Has stabilized Russia after the disastrous 1990's and has reunified Crimea with Russia. Supports the Russian Orthodox Church, opposes state atheism, allows the Romanovs to return to Russia if they want to and promotes Tsarist nostalgia. Supports Kurdish independence from Iraq and support Bashar al-Assad against PYD and Jihadist rebels.
Donald Trump: Opposes neoconservatism and regime change. Wants friendly relations with Russia and is a staunch supporter of the State of Israel.
Francisco Franco: Restored the Spanish monarchy and saved Spain from Communism.
Jalal Talabani: Fought bravely for Kurdish independence from Iraq and was a staunch supporter of secularism and social democracy.
Jawaharlal Nehru: Fought for Indian independence from Great Britain and supported democracy, free elections, Fabian socialism and non-alignment in the Cold War. Respected the privileges of the Maharajas.
Lula: Has lifted millions of Brazilians out of poverty. Is a staunch opponent of US imperialism and is a traditional social democrat, who opposes neoliberalism.
Mikhail Gorbachev: Ended persecution of the Russian Orthodox Church. Abolished the Communist single-party system of Soviet Russia. Granted East Germany, the homeland of my ancestors, freedom from Communist rule. 

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