Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Platinum Anniversary!

To Her Britannic Majesty and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

November 20, 1947: The Duchess and Duke of Edinburgh

Archduke Otto 105

Today marks the 104rd birthday of the late Archduke Otto of Austria – the sixth after his passing.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Monaco National Day!

The Principality of Monaco, one of two monarchies in Europe where the monarch can actually in any meaningful way be said to still be ruling, celebrates her National Day.

Congratulations! Especially to the Princely Family and the people and residents of Monaco!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Brazil 128 Years Ago

Two to the power of seven years ago today, Emperor Pedro II was deposed.



128 years of interregnum is far more than enough!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Poll Results: Are Constitution and Liberty Lovebirds or Archenemies?

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The results for the poll asking whether Constitution and liberty are lovebirds or archenemies, ending at midnight between September and October, are as follows:

Total votes: 3.
  • mostly archenemies: 2 (66%)
  • essentially half-way [in-]between: 1 (33%)
  • absolutely lovebirds: 0 (0%)
  • absolutely archenemies: 0 (0%)
  • mostly lovebirds: 0 (0%)
  • concepts completely unrelated: 0 (0%)
  • couldn't care less: 0 (0%)
A new poll will be up shortly.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Queen Lili'uokalani

A century and two days ago today, Lili'uokalani, Queen of Hawai'i passed on.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Armistice at 99

A year short of a century ago today, the guns of the Great War fell silent.



This also marks the end of German-speaking monarchy, save Liechtenstein.

Neunundneunzig Jahre Interregnum sind ganz mehr als genug!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Luther 500

95 theses, 1517Half a millennium ago today (October 31 in the Julian Calendar), Martin Luther initiated the Reformation.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Red October Centennial

A century ago today, the world was hit by Red October. The Bolsheviks committed a coup against the Kerensky provisional government. And no, Lenin was no Mr. Nice Guy!







Dr. Gary North on the centennial.

Please feel free to read my article from 2005.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Quote of the Month (October)

Over at the PanAm Post, Dr. José Azel writes:

[I]t was during Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency that the concepts of freedom and democracy were corrupted beyond recognition in American politics. Roosevelt introduced the aberrant argument that freedom hinges on government. In this view of democracy, as long as government responds to the people, it does not matter how much the government restricts freedoms; the people are free.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Halloween (photo: Toby Ord)If you could find a way to dress up as the power of the modern constitutional, pervasive State, you would scare the living craps out of all the neighbors.