Gregory Copley: Democracies run on transactional politics, while monarchies are based on a social contract and endure longer.
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.. Gregory R Copley, author, Sovereignty in the Twenty-first Century; ed and publ of Defense & Foreign Affairs; in re: Monarchy. Governance in the United States. Does the US have a constitutional monarch? Yes; that’s what the founding fathers intended; modeled it on Georgian Britain, with the caveat that the king be elected every four years. Imbued its great documents with mystical powers; symbols became iconic & represent the mysticism of the Crown.
More power reposes in US presidential hands than almost any constitutional monarch has had worldwide in the last 500 years – except for the unfortunate fact that US presidents come from political parties, thus are partisan. A monarchy represents the entire nation, whereas a party represents about half of the population.
People ultimately protect their geography and clans – a function of human society. Seeing a revival of sovereignty and nationalism because he pendulum of globalism after WWII had swung so very far the opposite direction.
Democracies run on transactional politics, while monarchies are based on a social contract, and endure longer.