How was Görres to create a dialogue between social groups
and find a compromise when they are based on history and
tradition and have a rooted cultural treasure (poetry and
This analysis clearly embodies a German national state.
Görres was fond of this solution, but he was worried that
this aim was too radical in the age of Restoration.
First of all he wanted an answer to the single state – a
model which later could be applied to the whole country.
The local lord was retained in his concept, but Görres did
not mention the actual extent of his power. He vaguely
hinted that the local lord could continue to embody, re-
present and emotionalize the tradition.
Considering the future parliament, he took up the idea of
the mediaeval model, which subdivided the society into la-
barotes, bellatores and oratores.
These classes that were defined as profession classes,
were to elect delegates according to their number of mem-
The state parliaments could one day send delegates from
their own ranks to an all-German parliament.
The federal state could be represented by an emperor, but
the extent of his power when it comes to the executive au-
thority once more is not specified.