Should A Monarchial System Supersede Democracy? Niall Ferguson - Born to rule: monarchy puts the success into succession Most of you know that have read a few of my posts would know that I'm not the biggest fan of democracy, I think it has a lot of very detrimental short comings, but at the same time I conceded that there aren't a lot of better alternatives out there. Anyway, I was reading the above article by Nial Ferguson and it highlighted to me that Monarchial rule may not be as detrimental as I once thought given that those in power have a vested interest in looking out for future generations given that their own blood stands to inherit their empire. This got me thinking about what Australia would look like if we had monarchial heads for each of our states and each of those monarchs ruled Australia as a council. To me that would make a very interesting alternative to the current system we have. What's everyone else think?