👑 Do Monarchies Still Have Any Purpose?
There are 26 known Monarchies in the world today. They are active participants performing state duties in over 44 countries throughout the world. Some, like the British monarch, reign over several countries in the commonwealth of nations. Governments come and go, they get toppled, but the monarchy endures. Those who support the retention of monarchies mention the following:
- Monarchies ensure stability in the country
- They assist in offering checks and balances
- They unite the people
- They intervene when things go wrong with the government
- Countries with monarchs are less corrupt.
- Critics say the monarchies are a huge burden to the taxpayers and that younger people are not interested in royal families and will actually do away with them in the future.
- About 70% of people in Britain favor keeping the current monarchy rather than becoming a republic.
Should we still keep monarchies?
Being a Brit I’m in full support of our Monarchy and definitely think they should remain. Hasnt done our Country any harm over the centuries.
Monarchs have no harm at all, they don’t interfere in politics I think. They do some good causes like mobilization of the masses to participate in development projects. For the same reason I think monarchs have a good role to play in this world.
In Indonesia there are several monarchies remaining. One of then is Yogyakarta. I can say that people under monarch system’ respect his king and royal family deeply because the king provide more about spiritual and psychological protection to iya people. It is why people in Yogyakarta or Britain respect the royal family so much. Furthermore, in the constitutional arrangement of monarchies, the king does not hold responsibility to the people but to higher power, God. Thus, principally, the people cannot take down the monarch.
I would rather choose to be in a monarchy country than being in a democracy country where leaders have no respect and consideration for their population, shooting and killing people are become their practice to lead the country.
In some countries, Monarchy has become a symbol of national unity and integrity. So, Monarchy must be maintained.
A monarchy gives stability in a country. The inhabitants will not be divided like a country with a president that are elected and rules with a majority of the votes.
Both a presidency and a monarchy costs money and the expenses are probably the same.
On the other hand, I think monarchs have no relevance in the current political set-up. They do mean anything especially in the developing world where they don’t take any decisions and later alone just look on the affairs of the country are being mismanaged. What’s the use of such an institution? No use at all.
Well Jackson in the UK the Monarchy contributes about $2.4 billion to the UK economy each year, including $720 million in tourism. Could you say that your Country wouldn’t benefit from having that income each year?
Mornachies are still relevant in the current situation.They perform different functions ranging from social,economic and political reasons.They help in mobilisation of citizens towards development .
An example is in Uganda where the Buganda kingdom offer’s scholarships to different individuals in the community,this is done up to university level.It even teaches it’s members to do commercial farming.