Irish Jacobitism Was a Great Tradition, So Why Not a Constitutional Monarchy?

I have heard that many older Irishmen and women worry about the state of the younger ones. They have seen the traditional Ireland that they loved, the one of long history and culture gradually disappear through the influence of EU money, globalism and creeping European colonization.

They have seen the socially and culturally conservative Ireland of their youth fade away. An Ireland that was symbolized by figures such as St Patrick, as Yates, as Patrick Pearse and De Valera, but this is an Ireland that has been greatly suppressed to allow the birth of a New Modernist Ireland less spiritual and less poetic – initiated by the worldly era of the various anti-traditional ‘isms’. A new Ireland where the degenerate likes of Sinead O’Connor and U2 have become symbols of the country in many people eyes.

….and how long will such an Ireland resist the secular fundamentalist’s continuing pressure on them to allow the plague of womb-bound infanticide to “grace” its shores, and what will the grandchildren of the current generation be like unless the cultural and social conservatives impress their views on society once more? What will there be left to separate them from the globalized soup of human beings degraded from their naturally free and noble status by a system with little benefits and leaders with few morals?

One step that the Irish could take to stop their country sliding into the abyss of globalized, consumerist, zombie existence with all its anti-family, anti-God sickness is to take a stand for the traditional versus the “Modern”.

Choose Louis over the guillotine,

choose Nicolai over the bloody handed Bolsheviks,

choose the protection of the unborn over its peril,

choose the protection of the elderly over their “medical” murder,

choose meaningful imperial over arbitrary metric,

choose De Valera over Sinead O’Connor,

choose the punt over the euro,

choose Irish independence over Franko-German dominance,

and replace the Republic with an Irish constitutional monarchy…because the concept of Republic is the symbol of everything modern, degraded and out of balance. It is a foreign idea imported into a land with a history of great Kings. Republics do not produce the like of Brian Boru and they provide ever so many opportunities for greedy political opportunists…

Ireland could elect a new King or Queen and start a new hereditary constitutional monarchy in which future heirs to the throne are trained in how to behave in their future role, yet it is easier to find those already raised with these qualities, which have become ingrained in their very DNA through the generations…  …and it is a fact of history many Irishmen long had and many still have Jacobite tendencies. How many a longing sentiment over the ages has been to the King over the water? How many still are?

The Stuarts were a dynasty that the Irish could get along well with. Many Irishmen were very pleased with the accession of James I to the throne in 1603 and Gaelic poets hailed him as the first Irish king of England, Scotland and Ireland because of his Celtic ancestry. Irish Catholics continued to support the Stuarts and they were loyal to Charles I and II in their struggles with Parliament, despite being robbed and persecuted as a result.

When James II came to the throne the Irish celebrated his open Catholicism and saw him as a savior and he acted as one too, with many beneficial changes for the Irishmen, such as giving the Irish Parliament autonomy from the English, religious toleration and giving back many lands that had been confiscated from Catholics.

The Irish fight for freedom and the Irish Republic of 1919 established itself upon democratic principles and fought wars to achieve them. Yet Irish nationalism owes much to Jacobitism in a number of ways and there always remained an element of Irish nationalism that sought self-government for Ireland without a particular ideological leaning beyond this pressing need.

It is only since 1949 that Eire has officially been a Republic and Republics (sooner or later) nearly always start to function as soulless tools of the secular fundamentalists who wish to destroy all cultures, make men and women identical, replace the family with the state and eventually achieve something that would have terrified and disgusted all free men and women of history.

Many historical events have quite permanently separated the Irish from the current line of the British monarchy (even though most Irish people still refer to Queen Elizabeth II as ‘the Queen’ not as the ‘British Queen’), but I can’t help thinking that they have thrown the baby out with the bath water. Constitutional Monarchy is a very good stabilizing force in Democratic politics, has many other benefits and there exists an ideal figure to be a Constitutional Monarch in Eire.

He is Franz Bonaventura Adalbert Maria Herzog von Bayern the current Stuart heir. He shares his religion with the Irish majority, he is a moral man from a moral family, he is the grandson of a King (Ludvig of Bavaria) and has all the good qualities to make a King and his own heir Sophie of Liechtenstein is also of very good qualities to be a constitutional monarch in Eire.

Franz Bonaventura Adalbert Maria Herzog von Bayern come from a royal family that opposed the Nazis and they (he included) were sent to concentration camps as a result. This remnant of the Stuart line has all the good qualities, reserve and sense that would enable them to be political figureheads, without getting involved in the actual politics any more than Queen Elizabeth II gets involved with British politics.

I don’t know how common it is now, but when I was young I remember elderly Irish relatives regularly toasting the King over the water. Maybe its time for Ireland to invite him back?

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I notice that the constitutional monarchies are the most democratic countries of Europe. I can’t understand how there could be any debate about it.

Jack Lang (French Minister of Culture, Oct 1993)

In fact, after having abolished the monarchy, the best of all governments, [the French Revolution] had transferred all the public power to the people — the people… ever easy to deceive and to lead into every excess

Pope Pius VI

Impartiality and continuity are important aspects of government, and it is doubtful whether any form of democratic government yet discovered provides these to any greater extent than does constitutional monarchy

Sydney D Bailey

“The president of a republic is as though you pick a player from one of two teams and make him umpire.”

Czar Simeon II of Bulgaria

The monarchy is a political referee, not a political player, and there is a lot of sense in choosing the referee by a different principle from the players. It lessens the danger that the referee might try to start playing.

Earl Russell

“Honour all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.”

1 Peter 2:17

The hereditary head of state is like the senior member of a larger household, representing the national family and its ancestral inheritance while standing above its internal disputes and intervening only if a major emergency threatens its survival. 

Wade Smith

Those who imagine that a politician would make a better figurehead than a hereditary monarch might perhaps make the acquaintance of more politicians.

Baroness Thatcher

The monarchy unites us; the republic would divide us.

Francesco Crispi

Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all.

Aristotle

“The tendency of an advanced civilization is in truth monarchy.”

Benjamin Disraeli

I write by the light of two eternal truths: religion and monarchy, those twin essentials affirmed by contemporary events, and towards which every intelligent author should seek to direct our country.

Honore de Balzac

“Anyone who has walked through the deserted palaces of Versailles or Vienna realise how much of a part of the life of a nation is lost when a monarchy is abolished. 

William Rees-Mogg

“I would rather obey a fine lion, much stronger than myself, than two hundred rats of my own species.”

Voltaire

Monarchy can easily be debunked, but watch the faces, mark well the debunkers. These are the men whose taproot 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 mere 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.

It is helpful when the personality of the head of state is not disputed or contested periodically. The monarch is the incarnation of popular hope and the repository of national legitimacy.

Henri, Comte de Paris

A land with out a king is a land with out a father, a land with out a leader in times of crisis, and a land with out guide. Democracy means that the children get to kill each other as long as most of them want to.

Archbishop Healy of Tuam.

Parliamentary monarchy fulfills a role which an elected president never can. It formally limits the politicians’ thirst for power because with it the supreme office of the state is occupied once and for all.

Max Weber

I devote all my attentions to improving the welfare of my subjects, since I wish to save my soul and go to Heaven.

King Charles III of Spain

 

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