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  • Business as usual for the Queen as she surpasses Victoria and tributes pour for [tr]

    09/09/2015 6:16:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2015 | Stephanie Linning
    The Queen today surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch. But rather than mark the milestone with high-profile celebrations, it is business as usual for Her Majesty as she carries out official duties in Scotland. With Prince Philip by her side, the Queen was greeted by cheering crowds as she arrived in the village of Tweedbank, where she opened the new £294million Scottish Borders Railway. In a speech to hundreds of well-wishers, the monarch thanked supporters for their 'touching messages of great kindness' on a day she described as a 'milestone', adding it...
  • [ From July 23, 2012 ] IS THERE ANY POINT IN THE ROYAL FAMILY? (In UK)

    07/05/2015 10:33:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies ^ | July 23, 2012
    Does Britain still need the Royal Family? All in favour – say aye Let’s start with the simple numbers; the Royal wedding cost approximately £20m and it is calculated to have generated £1bn for the economy. Now I’m no financial guru, but according to my calculations, that’s a hefty profit. God knows what the Jubilee did. OK, so we’ve established the wedding may have helped our struggling economy, but how else do we benefit from royalty? Aside from the millions of pounds earned from tourists visiting their endless estates and fancy buildings, the Royal Family are highly respected worldwide, they...
  • Spain's Little 'Prince' Shamed for Racist Rant

    06/01/2015 8:21:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Jun 2015
    Spain's royal bad boy has hit the headlines again after shouting racist abuse at a teenage boy who criticised him for attempting to jump the queue at a Madrid theme park. From King Juan Carlos’ rumoured affairs to Princess Cristina’s fraud trial, the Spanish royal family is never far from another controversy and now the next generation of Spanish royals are living up to their family’s reputation. King Felipe’s nephew, Felipe Juan Frolián de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y Borbón, known as Frolián, threw a hissy fit last week when, like a mere commoner, he had to wait in...
  • Did the Catholic Church really support the Divine Right of Kings?

    03/23/2015 2:34:33 PM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 65 replies
    Refuting the Belief that the Catholic Church ever supported the notion of the Divine Right of KingsI this article I will help to refute the false belief that the Catholic Church ever supported the so called “Divine Right” of kings. I will show that the concept of “Divine Right” is actually not a Catholic and for most part a medieval concept, but rather a concept which derived from the Late medieval ages, and which found its way into complete acceptance in the Protestant Reformation. Similarly I will show that to much extent the Catholic Church actually helped develop much of...
  • Jordan Gives Prison Term for Criticism on Facebook

    02/16/2015 6:52:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    ny times ^ | 2-15-2015 | RANA F. SWEIS
    AMMAN, Jordan — The deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan was sentenced on Sunday to 18 months in prison for criticizing the United Arab Emirates in a Facebook post. The state security court, a special body that has jurisdiction over Jordan’s internal and external threats, found the Brotherhood leader, Zaki Bani Rushaid, guilty of “acts harmful to the country’s relations with a friendly nation.” On his personal Facebook page, Mr. Bani Rushaid wrote on Nov. 17 that the Emirates, an important ally of Jordan and one of several countries in the region, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, that...
  • Buckingham Palace guards withdrawn amid fears of 'lone wolf' terror attack

    12/29/2014 12:18:32 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | December 28, 201 | Anil Dawar
    Soldiers of the Queen’s Guard have been pulled back from public positions at many landmarks in response to possible threats from Islamic extremists.
  • Richard III's DNA throws up infidelity surprise

    12/02/2014 4:36:01 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-2-14 | Paul Rincon
    Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree. Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications. Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications. But the scientists would not be drawn on what meaning it might have - if any - for the current Royal Family, as it was still unknown...
  • Does Richard III's DNA question the Queen's right to the throne? Analysis reveals relative of

    12/02/2014 11:06:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2014 | Fiona McCrae and Sarah Griffiths
    He was one of the nation’s most notorious monarchs in life, and Richard III is still creating controversy more than 500 years after his death. Genetic analysis of a skeleton discovered beneath a car park in Leicester three years ago has confirmed it did indeed belong to the last Plantagenet king. Much more intriguingly, it held a secret that could shake the foundations of the Tudor dynasty. The genetic discovery even raises a question mark over the current Queen’s royal heritage. DNA analysis revealed that one of Richard III’s male relatives was cuckolded - leading to his wife giving birth...
  • Obama Is Not a Monarch

    11/19/2014 1:08:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2014 | SEN. TED CRUZ
    The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the President threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally. To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American People. The Democrats suffered...
  • Don't let me be last Queen of Scotland: Monarch in talks with PM over UK break-up

    09/08/2014 5:57:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | September 7, 2014 | Jason Beattie and Victoria Murphy
    The Queen is said to be privately horrified at the prospect of Scotland voting for independence from the UK. It is believed the referendum – which could make the monarch the last Queen of Scotland – dominated her discussions with Prime Minister David Cameron on his annual visit to Balmoral at the weekend. The growing panic over the break-up of the UK was fuelled by a YouGov poll which put the nationalist Yes campaign ahead by 51% to 49%. Buckingham Palace aides said the Queen had asked for daily updates on the state of the campaigns.
  • Princess Letizia To Become Queen Of Spain

    06/02/2014 11:02:52 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 69 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Jamie Feldman
    Congratulations are in order for the new King of Spain, Felipe! CNN reported Monday that the 46-year-old prince will be taking over the throne from his father, King Juan Carlos I, who feels it's time for a younger leader. But a new reign doesn't just mean change for Spain, it also means a new queen. Felipe's wife, and arguably one of our favorite royals (besides Kate Middleton, of course), Princess Letizia will take over for Sofia, who has held the title since 1975. Even though we don't always agree with Letizia's sartorial choices, the 41-year-old has, on occasion, pleasantly satisfied...
  • Podesta Helps Obama Play Dictator

    05/06/2014 2:07:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | May 6, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's move on to the White House now and the reestablishment of climate change and global warming as a new primary impetus of the White House because it offers the president opportunities to be dictatorial. Executive orders and executive actions. Now, John Podesta was dragged out yesterday to all of a sudden make some comments about this. John Podesta was Bill Clinton's chief-of-staff, and he's over at a think tank. I think it's The Center for American Progress. I get 'em confused. Think Progress, Center for American Progress, Advanced Liberal -- (interruption) Center for American Progress, yeah....
  • America Needs a King

    01/03/2014 9:02:39 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | January 2, 2014 | Michael Auslin
    Does America need a monarch? Ever since, according to legend, George Washington turned down the chance of becoming the new country’s king, America’s identity as a republican nation of citizen rulers has been rock solid. Indeed, nothing can stir patriotic anger more than the suggestion that the U.S. president is acting like unelected royalty. Yet even before independence, John Adams argued in favor of a “republican monarchy” of laws, lamenting, “We have so many Men of Wealth, of ambitious Spirits, of Intrigue … that incessant Factions will disturb our Peace.” Looking at the United States, today, Adams was prescient, with...
  • Thus Spake Obama - The incompetence of our neo-monarchy (Mark Steyn)

    11/15/2013 2:57:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies
    National Review Online ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    It is a condition of my admission to this great land that I am not allowed to foment the overthrow of the United States government. Oh, I signed it airily enough, but you’d be surprised, as the years go by, how often the urge to foment starts to rise in one’s gullet. Fortunately, at least as far as constitutional government goes, the president of the United States is doing a grand job of overthrowing it all by himself. On Thursday, he passed a new law at a press conference. George III never did that. But, having ordered America’s insurance companies...
  • Update: Fmr CNN Producer Exposes Multiple Obama Birth Certificates; Alabama Supreme Court

    08/28/2013 10:41:04 AM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 86 replies
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | 8-28-2013 | Kevin Powell
    Make no mistake, if you or I robbed a bank would we keep the money if caught? In a word, NO! For CNN to say it is a “moot point” whether or not Barack Hussein Obama AKA Barry Soetoro / Soebarkah is eligible to hold the Office of the United States Presidency is a travesty to the nation! CNN is fully aware that an official law enforcement investigation spanning more than 23 months by the duly authorized Cold Case Posse for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department in Arizona led by the Constitutionally elected Sheriff Joe Arpaio has determined that the...
  • US shutdown: would a Queen help?

    10/03/2013 11:30:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 4, 2013 | Michael Koziol
    So, the US needs a Queen. At least according to the Washington Post, whose foreign affairs blogger Max Fisher offered up this little history lesson comparing the US government shut down to Australia’s 1975 constitutional crisis. Take us back, Britain, and absolve us from this intransigence as John Kerr did in Canberra! The piece straddled the common divide between “look at those wacky Aussies” and “hey, maybe these people have a point”, which seems to characterise the US’ attitude toward our policies on health and guns. In a sense, we’ve never really recovered from that Simpsons portrayal of the land...

    07/17/2013 9:20:54 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 124 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 07/17/2013 | Matt Drudge
    Link to Washington Post Article. There goes the British Empire. The Monarchy has fallen.
  • ‘Germany needs moral guidance of a monarchy’

    06/07/2013 8:46:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 6 Jun 13 15:36 CET | Jessica Ware
    Germans might not know it, but they desperately need the moral guidance of a reinstated royal family, the great-great grandson of the last Kaiser, Prince Philip Kiril of Prussia, told The Local’s Jessica Ware in an exclusive interview. “Subconsciously, I think young Germans wants something they can orientate towards,” said Prince Philip. The 45-year-old father of six may work as a Protestant vicar, but he has become one of the loudest voices out of those who want to see Germany revive its monarchy. Since Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated in 1918, the country has been without a monarchy. But Prince Philip...
  • Funeral For Serbian King 70 Years After Death

    05/26/2013 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    <p>Hundreds of mourners including Serbian government officials have attended a state funeral for deposed King Petar II Karadjordjevic decades after his death in exile.</p> <p>The reburial of the king and other members of the former royal family is seen as an important act of national reconciliation.</p>
  • Restored monarchy gains young Germans’ support

    04/26/2013 11:17:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies ^ | 25 Apr 13 17:32 CET | (The Local/jcw)
    One in five Germans would like to see the monarchy restored, according to a survey released on Thursday. Young Germans were even keener on replacing the president with a new Kaiser. … Despite swelling support among the young, most Germans still oppose the idea. 51 percent of all respondents said that having a king or queen would cost too much money. Sixty nine percent said they were completely against the idea. …
  • Secret papers show extent of [British] senior royals' veto over bills

    03/22/2013 5:52:53 PM PDT · by annalex · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 14 January 2013 | Robert Booth
    Secret papers show extent of senior royals' veto over bills Court order reveals how approval of Queen and Prince Charles is sought on range of billsRobert Booth The Guardian, Monday 14 January 2013 The Queen was asked for consent on a range of bills, including those affecting her estates. There is growing concern in parliament at a lack of transparency over the royals’ role in lawmaking. Photograph: Sergeant Dan Harmer [...] The internal Whitehall pamphlet [...] shows ministers and civil servants are obliged to consult the Queen and Prince Charles in greater detail and over more areas of legislation than...
  • Islamic Republic of Great Britain under President Charles Windsor?

    03/21/2013 11:04:24 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | Enza Ferreri
    The UK's Queen Elizabeth II has unfortunately been ill with gastroenteritis recently. Understandably this has started speculations, I hope premature, about what could happen in case of her death. I like her, and I wish her a very long life. Who will succeed the Queen is a very worrisome question. I dread to think of her son and heir to the throne Prince Charles as the King, not only because of his, shall we say, lack of grasp of reality (Oriana Fallaci, the Italian best-selling author who, with her book The Rage and the Pride (Amazon USA) , (Amazon UK) ,...
  • BEFORE and AFTER the Exhumation of the Remains of King Peter II / Some thoughts

    02/10/2013 3:42:30 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies ^ | February 10, 2013 | Aleksandra Rebic
    The former gravesite of King Peter II in St. Sava Monastery before his remains were exhumed and transferred to Serbia. This was his gravesite for 42 years, from the time he died in November of 1970 to January of 2013. Photo by Aleksandra Rebic, February 25, 2012.The former gravesite of King Peter II in St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, IL U.S.A. after his remains were exhumed, January 17, 2013. Photo courtesy of Vera Dragisich.Aleksandra's Note: It's been almost a month since the remains of the only European king buried on American soil, HM King Peter II Karageorgevich, were exhumed at...
  • The Game of Thrones in North Africa

    01/18/2013 1:14:36 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 14 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 13 January 2013 | Michael J. Totten
    It feels strange visiting a country like Morocco and listening to people extol the virtues of a political system my country waged a revolution against. Morocco has a king, and he’s a real one too, not some kind of a figurehead. But I went there, I listened, and after almost ten years of visiting Middle Eastern countries wracked by tyranny, terrorism, botched revolutions, and wars, I was perhaps a bit more willing to hear what they had to say than I might have been a decade ago. A monarchy is a tough sell for Americans. The founders of our country...
  • S.C. man wants to be elected King of the USA

    10/18/2012 2:48:39 PM PDT · by Buck Sparkman · 20 replies
    Charleston CIty Paper ^ | 10/18/12 | Buck Sparkman
    Kevin J. High wants to be the king of the United States. He's not joking. In fact, he's so serious that he's invested several thousand dollars in pursuit of what many surely believe is a quixotic quest. And he's spent two years writing a book, King, detailing what exactly he intends to do once the crown is on top of his head. For High, at the heart of it all is a feeling that something is wrong with the United States, that America is broke and our ever-squabbling, always fund-raising elected officials in Washington are unable to fix the problem....
  • Mrs. Obama: ‘Barack Has Done a Phenomenal Job Working Around a Congress...’

    10/12/2012 10:24:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 4, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    [Y]ou can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a Congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways,” First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday on Tom Joyner’s radio program. “And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a Congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues,” she said. “But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have Barack...
  • The man who should have been King: Australian forklift driver...

    08/16/2012 3:38:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, August 16, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Mike Hastings, 71, was a real-life aristocrat, born the 14th earl of Loudoun, who moved to Australia in 1960 in search of adventure. He made international headlines in 2004 when a Channel Four documentary team conducted extensive research into the monarchy and concluded his ancestors were cheated out of the crown in the 15th century. Hastings, an avowed republican, died on June 30 and was buried today in Jerilderie, about 465 miles southwest of Sydney, the local Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser reported. He was a descendant of England's House of York, whose dynastic struggle with the House of Lancaster became...
  • Liechtenstein votes to keep royal veto

    07/06/2012 5:47:01 AM PDT · by annalex · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 02 Jul 2012 09:00 GMT+1
    Voters in Liechtenstein on Sunday rejected a move to limit the powers of the royal family in a controversial referendum seeking to abolish the ruling prince's right to veto legislation.     Crown Prince Alois A total of 76.1 percent voted against the proposals for the tiny Alpine principality, where the ruling Liechtenstein family has a net worth estimated by Forbes at $5 billion. Crown Prince Alois, who was appointed acting head of state by his father Hans-Adam II in 2004, had threatened to quit if the referendum passed and eliminated the veto right which is enshrined in the constitution. The...
  • Hundreds of police officers in crime-ridden Chicago protecting wedding Valerie Jarrett's daughter

    06/15/2012 3:58:30 PM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | June 15, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Up to 200 police officers are expected to be taken off the crime-ridden streets of Chicago to provide security at the wedding of a senior White House adviser as President Barack Obama flies in to attend. The First Family will jet into Chicago this evening as Valerie Jarrett’s daughter Laura Jarrett, a former Harvard Law student, prepares to wed fellow graduate Tony Balkissoon on Saturday. The wedding will take place in the backyard of the Jarrett family home in Kenwood, with some gatherings planned at the nearby Obama mansion. Between 100 to 200 police officers will be drafted in to...
  • Meese: Obama Administration 'as Close to a Monarchy as Since Days Of George III'

    02/15/2012 3:44:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/15/12 | Patrick Burke
    Former Attorney General Ed Meese says the Obama administration’s “disdain for Congress” and its efforts to consolidate power within the executive branch through the use of “czars” makes it “as close to a monarchy as since the days of George III.” “In what was purported to be the most transparent and the most law abiding administration in history, as the president said when he was inaugurated, has now sunk into the least transparent and the most disdainful of the Constitution as we’ve ever seen,” Meese said during a panel discussion Tuesday sponsored by the American Action Network
  • Prince Harry qualifies as Apache pilot

    02/08/2012 6:03:19 PM PST · by Labour-Watch · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 08, 2012
    Prince Harry has qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot after 18 months of rigorous training in the UK and the US, the Ministry of Defence has said. The third in line to the throne was awarded a prize for best co-pilot gunner at a dinner on Wednesday at his RAF training base in Ipswich, Suffolk. He and 20 others who graduated now have limited "combat-ready status". Previously, the prince has hinted of his wish to return to Afghanistan after his first tour of duty was cut short. Last April, he suggested it would be pointless to train as a helicopter...
  • Romney on Romneycare: ‘I Am Not Going to Walk Away From That’

    11/17/2011 3:56:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 110 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-11-17 | Katrina Trinko
    Don’t expect Mitt Romney to backtrack on his Massachusetts health-care plan at any point this election cycle. “I am sure there are many people who have calculated, and perhaps correctly, that the healthcare plan I put in place in Massachusetts is not good for me politically, and if I want to encourage my political future, I should say it was a mistake and walk away from it,” Romney told Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto in an interview set to air later tonight. “You have seen a lot of candidates look at their biggest vulnerability, call it a mistake, and...
  • ROYAL WEDDING TIMETABLE (with historic details from print edition)

    04/28/2011 7:45:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 1,170 replies · 2+ views
    EXCERPTED FROM NY POST PRINT EDITION 4:00 AM Live media feed begins. 5:10 AM Wills and and best man Prince Harry first to leave Clarence House for Abbey. Charles and Camilla leave. Clarence House is Charles, Camilla, sons' home. Built 1825-27 for William IV. William and Kate's London home after marriage. 5:40 AM Queen and Prince leave Buckingham Palace---built in 1702 by request of Duke of Buckingham. Queen Victoria was first sovereign resident in 1837. Ballroom---site of the reception---is 120' long 5:51 AM Kate and dad leave Goring Hotel in 1950 Rolls Royce Phantom IV---auto attacked with Charles and Camilla...
  • Natural Born Citizen Not Same as Natural Born Subject

    In feudal or monarchical constitutional theory, individuals were the subjects of a monarch or sovereign, but the republican constitutional theory of therevolutionary and post-revolutionary period conceived of the individual as a citizen andassigned sovereignty to the people. The distinction between citizens and subjects is reflected in Chief Justice John Jay’s opinion in Chisholm v. Georgia, [2 U.S. (2 Dall.)419 (1793)the first great constitutional case decided after the ratification of the Constitution of 1789: [T]he sovereignty of the nation is in the people of the nation, and the residuary sovereignty of each State in the people of each State . ....

    02/24/2011 5:48:19 PM PST · by La Lydia · 11 replies
    The Royal Universe ^ | February 24, 2011
    On 23 February 1981, exactly 30 years ago, Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina led 200 agents of the Guardia Civil into the Spanish Parliament, taking all members of Parliament and the government ministers hostage. He declared a coup and claimed to install military reign with the support of the monarch, King Juan Carlos I. However, that same night, King Juan Carlos denounced the coup and clearly expressed his support for the Spanish Constitution and democracy, thus effectively ending the military coup. In the aftermath of General Franco’s reign, King Juan Carlos I – his designated successor – installed democracy in...
  • Bedouin tribes accuse Jordan's Queen Rania of corruption

    02/15/2011 3:51:45 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Tuesday 15 February 2011 14.03 GMT | Laurent Zecchini
    In an unprecedented move the leaders of Jordan's main Bedouin tribes have published an open letter addressed to King Abdullah II accusing his wife, Queen Rania, of corruption. The text, released on 5 February, is signed by 36 representatives of the main Bedouin tribes. It comes at a particularly difficult time for the king, whose authority has been sapped by the growing discontent voiced by demonstrators. ... The letter makes no direct reference to the issue of the country's fragile ethnic balance, but claims that the queen, of Palestinian parentage, has created centres of power serving her own interests. This...

    02/11/2011 11:24:38 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    AFPC Eurasia Security Watch ^ | 2/11/2011 | Jeff M. Smith, ed.
    The early weeks of 2011 have been marked by a surge of protests in the Middle East and North Africa have now overturned two longstanding autocratic regimes, in Tunisia and Egypt. However, the wave of democratic protests have not been contained to the Maghreb, even if the entrenched regimes of the Gulf and Levant do not appear under immediate threat. One country being watched very closely by Washington is Jordan, which ranks as one of America’s staunchest allies in the region. Jordan looked an unlikely target for the kind of social unrest found elsewhere in the region, with a more...
  • Is Queen Rania the Next Target of Middle Eastern Violence?

    02/11/2011 12:53:11 PM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies · 3+ views
    The Stir Blog ^ | February 9, 2011 | Sasha Brown-Worsham
    Is Queen Rania the Next Target of Middle Eastern Violence? Posted by Sasha Brown-Worsham on February 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM Comments (4)| Likes (5) Share 18 Queen Rania of Jordan is undoubtedly an international celebrity. Most of this is due to her marked beauty and taste for fine things. But her lavish lifestyle may soon come to end as Jordan is showing some signs that it could be the next Egypt or Tunisia. Recent revolts, like the ones that took out Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and currently threaten Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, have been played out on...
  • Democratic Aristocracy

    12/10/2010 7:54:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The American Conservative ^ | December 9, 2010 | Sean Scallon
    It’s rather dismaying to see the thoughtful and well-regarded online magazine Front Porch Republic being roiled by a series of articles written by editor John Medaille celebrating the virtues of monarchism as compared to democracy. I don’t believe John’s point was call for the U.S. to build its own Buckingham Palace or design its own crown and scepter, which will never happen in a million years. It was to simply show the follies of democratism as a guarantor of the public’s liberties compared to an enlightened king (one tyrant 3,000 miles away as compared to 3,000 tyrants one mile a...
  • God Save the Colonies(America should adopt the British monarchy as its own??)

    11/22/2010 9:20:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 11/19/10 | ALEX MASSIE
    God Save the Colonies Why America should adopt the British monarchy as its own. BY ALEX MASSIE | NOVEMBER 19, 2010 When British Prime Minister David Cameron told his cabinet colleagues the happy news of Prince William's engagement this week, the Queen's ministers cheered and thumped the table to signify their joy. Many Britons were equally delighted that the prince and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, had finally sealed the deal -- evidenced in the acres of newsprint and fawning television coverage. To be sure, the hype has bored many others witless. Some sophisticates even wrote off the matter as "two...
  • Some Doubt if Any King Is Still Fit for Sweden

    08/25/2010 5:38:32 AM PDT · by Cronos · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24-Sierpie&#324;-2010 | John Tagliabue
    Two dozen members of an association to abolish the monarchy were settled around a table in a spacious apartment in the north end of the capital when someone in the back of the room muttered, “Two hundred years since the French Revolution, and still we have a king.” == Indeed, so fast has membership in the Swedish Republican Association grown in recent months, rising to more than 7,300 from 2,500 one year ago, .... ==snip== “Support for monarchy is falling across Europe,” said Mona Abou-Jeib Broshammar, the association’s secretary general. == Born in Lebanon to a Syrian father and Swedish...
  • Duke Henry of Parma-Bourbon is Dead: Socialist claimant to the Spanish Throne

    08/20/2010 10:00:39 AM PDT · by 0beron · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/19/2010 | Tancred
    Editor: We try as best we can to grieve with Catholic Spain at the loss of one of its sons, whose troubled history has come to an end as he goes to his particular judgement like all men must. The Duke is a claimant to the throne of Spain now held by King Juan Carlos. Like Prince Norodom Sihanouk, he was one of those quixotic legitimist leaders who sided with the Communists. After reading his life story, you can come to understand the grudge that is held by many Traditionalists against Franco for choosing a man for King who had...
  • Julia Gillard (PM) wants Australia to become a republic at end of Queen’s Reign

    08/18/2010 4:20:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/18/2010 | Bonnie Malkin, Sydney
    Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister, has said Australia should cut its ties with Britain and become a republic when the Queen dies or abdicates. Ms Gillard, who was born in Wales and moved to Australia with her parents aged five, acknowledged that many Australians had “deep affection” for the Queen, but said that the status quo could not remain. “What I would like to see as prime minister is that we work our way through to an agreement on a model for the republic,” she said during an election campaign stop in Queensland. “I think the appropriate time for...
  • Monarchy Is Not Tyranny

    07/05/2010 10:22:04 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 28 replies
    The Mad Monarchist ^ | 2010.06.27 | The Mad Monarchist
    There are many who, ignorantly or otherwise, equate monarchy with tyranny. Unfortunately, some ill-informed monarchists also push this point-of-view as a positive (since such people view totalitarianism as a good thing). This has been a plague for monarchism and I see it time and time again. It is ingrained in the minds of so many people that a monarch is either a tyrant or a totally ceremonial waste of money. At one time the common model of the constitutional monarch could be used to counter this belief but even that model, which worked well for a time and became fairly...
  • America's Tyrannical Tudor

    04/16/2010 9:44:07 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 10 replies · 342+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | 16 April 2010 | Patrick Truax
    Gateway Pundit tells us that Obama is “amused” with the Tea Party movement. Amused is not a word I would let my opposition hear if I was in a ratings free for all and facing an electoral bruising that would make Alaric’s AD 410 sack of Rome look like a Dora the Explorer installment.
  • That Fraud Called “Liberty”

    02/26/2010 10:30:49 PM PST · by B-Chan · 12 replies · 532+ views
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | December 11, 2009 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In the public schools that are temples of the civic religion of secularism in the post-Christian West, schoolchildren imbibe a fairy tale. According to the fairy tale, the downtrodden masses of the 18th and 19th centuries, “yearning to be free,” threw off the “tyranny of priests and kings” and established “government of the people” for the first time in human history, thus achieving the sacred Liberty for which — so the children are told incessantly — men have laid down their lives in countless wars. But how is it that Liberty has meant more bloodshed than any king ever inflicted,...
  • (UK) Cheques likely to be abolished

    12/16/2009 2:33:00 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies · 880+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/16/2009 | Myra Butterworth
    Cheques are likely to be abolished following a vote today to end the 350-year-old means of payment. The Payments Council is due to decide whether to abolish the national cheque clearing system, a move which would effectively make all cheques redundant. The change would be phased in over several years and completed by 2018. Despite growing reliance on debit cards, almost 4 million cheques are written every day in Britain. However, this is still two-thirds less than two decades ago, and numbers are expected to continue to decline, dropping to 1.6 million by 2018. The move is likely to anger...
  • Princess Masako fights stress

    12/11/2009 6:36:26 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 29 replies · 1,763+ views
    Royal Watch News ^ | December 11 2009 | Royal Watch News
    Japan's Crown Princess Masako has said she will keep working to fight her stress problems. The 46-year-old royal - who is married to Crown Prince Naruhito - said she has been working with medical professionals to solve her illness.
  • Canadians favour Prince William to become king

    11/03/2009 7:09:15 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 25 replies · 1,131+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | November 3rd, 2009 | NA
    Canadians favour Prince William to become king Published Tuesday November 3rd, 2009 Poll | Prince Charles not as popular A7 The Canadian Press OTTAWA - A new poll suggests the majority of Canadians would prefer to see Prince William become King, not his father. The Canadian Press/Harris-Decima poll, released Monday, asked 1,000 Canadians about their thoughts on the Royal Family. Forty-one per cent said they would rather see Prince Charles pass off the throne to William rather than succeed Queen Elizabeth himself, while 31 per cent believed Charles should be King. Doug Anderson, senior vice-president for Harris-Decima, said it was...
  • The American Form of Government - The United States is a REPUBLIC not a democracy!

    08/24/2009 9:39:06 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 54 replies · 1,643+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | August 24, 2009 | The Capitalist
    EVERY AMERICAN MUST TAKE TEN SHORT MINUTES OUT OF THEIR TIME AND WATCH THIS VIDEO!!! It is imperative that all Americans understand the difference between the different forms of of government, why we are a Republic, and why we must fight to maintain it.