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Be a Republic, Not a Monarchy

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Started: 1/27/2016 Category: Politics
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Licks

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[1]The definition of a republic is: A republic is a sovereign state or country which is organised with a form of government in which power resides in elected individuals representing the citizen body and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law.

[2]The definition of a monarchy: a form of government in which sovereignty is actually or nominally embodied in one or several individuals reigning until death or abdication.

Yes, there are elective monarchs. However, the majority of monarchs were born into the position.Those who are simply given places of power have not proved that they are fit to govern a nation. Those who are elected (ie Republics) are those who have also proved that they are capable of managing their country.

[3]One example of an unfit monarch who inherited the position is Louis XVI, the last Bourbon king of France. Louis XVI was loved at first, but eventually, his indecisiveness and conservative ways led the subjects of France to see him as a symbol for the tyranny of the Ancien Régime. Because of this, revolutionaries overthrew him in his weakness, and he was unable to wield the strong, centralized state his predecessors had created.

[4]Some cons of the monarchy system:
  • Only one person, family, or body is in control of a country.
  • If a monarch is oppressive, nothing can be done about it.
  • Low class citizens have no voice - only the nobles and high-class's wishes are known.
  • There are no checks and balances - kings and queens have all the power.

I've come up with a saying that sums up my argument of why a republic is better than a monarchy: Merit, not Inherit. Only people who have proved themselves capable can preside over a nation. Additionally, the citizens should be able to choose their ruler, not those who are born into the right family.

Think of it like this: over a majority of the subjects of monarchies are commoners. [5]A small percentage of about 8% make up the nobility. That's an awful lot of unrepresented subjects, and that's an awful minuscule population of subjects whose voices are known - only because of heredity and not accomplishment or earned right.

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doodlethebarisaxophone

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Now this maybe true, but there are some good things to the monarchy system.

1) There is no voting: Now people may think this still isn't the best thing in the world, but the thing is, you don't have to be forced to vote. Now I do say voting isn't the worse thing to do but you don't have the problem of having to pick the new leader to your country.

2) Now this may seem uncalled for, but this is a better system because you do not have to worry about people who are stupid, raciest, sexiest, etc. True, there still may be some of it, but it won't be as bad if you are born into the family that teaches you to respect people.

3) Lastly, there are flaws in monarchy, not going to lie here, but there are still good things about this. There isn't a lot of things that go to wrong in a monarchy system. People in the country may happen to be more respectful and such, but true, they may be still not happy with the person whose running the country, but the leader tries to be the best they can be all the time.

Anyway, good luck Licks. May the best of us win.
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