Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Constitutional Monarchy for Libya?

How did the monster gaddafu come to power and torture his people for the last 42 years. he overthrew King Idris. Constitutional Monarchy is the best system of government. The Libyans need a symbol of Unity. I hope they consider restoring the Senussi dynasty.

A restoration movement has been started in Benghazi. “We’ve brought back the flag, the anthem,” said one of the volunteers at the TNC’s press registration offices, “why not the monarchy?”

Its not an unprecedented idea. After fascist dictator Francisco Franco's death in 1975, Juan Carlos I de Borbףn, the present King of Spain, succeeded him and served not only as a symbol of continuity and stability, but also pressed to hasten the transition from fascism to a democratic constitutional monarchy.

Today Juan Carlos I's remains a popular, hands-off monarch with one of the lowest royal budgets in the world.

Like Spain’s restoration, the aim is not to have a politically active monarchy as is common in the Arab world, but a strictly limited constitutional one, with the king as a living symbol of Libyan unity, but who would not be allowed to take part in political affairs.

That is also what the would-be king, Crown Prince Mohammed Al-Rida Al-Senussi, proposes. However, he also says that it is up to the Libyan people to decide what they want — a monarchy or a republic — and that he will support whatever they decide.


The_Iceman said...

Constitutional Monarchy is the best form of government??? Personally I prefer Democracy and do not share your fondness for hereditary aristocracies.

Sean M said...

Interesting that Canada is in a similar process of throwing off the distortions and denials of the Trudeauvian revolution that took place 40 some years ago. Throwing out a countries history and traditions is clearly a risky and dangerous proposition. You don't know how good you've got it, till some deranged lunatic comes along and takes it away.

Rick Thomson said...

@Iceman, would you then suggest that Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sthe UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Japan, and Spain are not democracies?

Personally, I'd rather live in a constitutional monarchy, than in the great majority of republics.

Anonymous said...

I live under a Republic in Portugal and I say that the best system is a Constitutional Monarchy that I hope some day in Portugal we can restore again... it had 800 years.
Mr. Iceman its obvious that you aren't a very educated person.. you confuse Monarchy with non democracy... the best democracies in the world are Monarchies.
Antonio, Lisbon, Portugal.

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