Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Chevalier Charles Coulombe on Which Type of Monarchy is Best, Constitutional Monarchy vs Absolute Monarchy
First, the Chevalier points out the difference between the two forms of monarchy in the question. Then he points out that no 'absolute monarch' ever had the power that the modern state has arrogated to itself. Then he discusses his ideal monarchy, which I would define as a Thomistic respublica mixta. Whilst he doesn't mention St Louis IX, I'm sure he would agree that the Holy King is an exemplar of the system he is proposing. I am in complete agreement with him.