Re: Romania's King Michael ends ties with German Hohenzollern dynasty
Posted by Johan on 11/5/2011, 20:33:04, in reply to "Re: Romania's King Michael ends ties with German Hohenzollern dynasty"
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We all know that the laws would have been adapted to allow his daughter and afterwards his grandson to succeed if the kingdom still existed. So he's adapting his legacy to what would have happened if the monarchy had survived. |
Simply freezing rules in time doesn't work especially if those rules are discriminating.
: Because it was a constitution of the kingdom
: of which he was king. He wasn't king under
: any other rules. Being king isn't his
: "possession". He had no choice to
: come into it and he has no choice of who
: succeeds to it.
: Again, to illustrate the lack of choice one
: really has: if he wanted a descendant to be
: his heir, he should have had sons.
: --Previous Message--
: Michael was born during the monarchy and
: was king himself (twice) so his title is
: clear and it's accepted by the Romanian
: state. The German state does not accept
: Why would the last king not have the right
: to express who he wants to leave his legacy
: to? Why would a constitution that no longer
: is valid be leading?
: --Previous Message--
: There is no monarchy in Romania so nobody
: succeed. So it's not about what a no longer
: existing constitution says but what the
: Romanian people will accept. Michael has
: made it clear he sees his legacy as the last
: king of the country go to his oldest
: daughter and than his grandson.
: It's not his to choose though and that was
: my only point. If it "helps" the
: Romanians choose, they are not choosing to
: continue the old dynasty, they are actually
: choosing a new one.
: IF the Romanians decide to become a monarchy
: again at some point it will be up to them to
: decide who will become their sovereign.
: I guess that Margarita's claim as her
: father's personally appointed heiress will
: be stronger than that of a German Herr
: [firstname] Fürst von
: Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen based on a
: constitution that was wiped away decades ago
: and has been replaced by several newer ones.
: The Romanians could of course also opt to
: select somebody else for the job if they
: wanted to.
: If you're going to call the Hohenzollerns
: that, we should also refer to Mr. Michael of
: Romania who can't make any decisions
: regarding a kingdom which does not exist.
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