Democracy has in fact done Western nations few favors in recent years. It has not kept them from embarking on foolish wars. It has not restrained them from suicidal economic blunders. It has done little to empower the people’s desire for less mass immigration or more effective schools. It has above all been feeble when called upon to defend established liberties. In fact, it has often been the enemy of those liberties, as demagogues have sought to win mass support for the excesses of Guantanamo, the reintroduction of torture, and the extension of intrusive surveillance.previous
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
As IceNews amongst others have recently reported, the Prime Minister of Norway was stranded in New York the week before the last.
His Excellency runs around the world as a proponent of Big Climate Engineer. Now recently, he was “stranded” due to a real problem where obviously humans completely lack control over nature. The issue of whether the ash concentration over Europe was high enough to mandate banning air traffic aside, we have seen here a real problem, whereas Big Climate Engineer proponents care about non-problems and in so doing cause lots of other problems.
Pictures have gone around the world of the Norwegian Prime Minister sitting with his iPad and other devices in an airport lounge and in a car from Basel to Norway.
There has been some quarelling about stranded people being cut short in their wages, whilst the Prime Minister is not being cut short. The Prime Minister's Office has responded that the Prime Minister works efficiently and effectively when traveling and waiting. This, of course, misses the main points.
Contrary to the Marxist-like thinking, the Prime Minister is not the one to give people a right to their wages. With big government, lots of people get their pay check from the government, which is another problem, but that aside, employees have their respective employers, and the Prime Minister is NOT a part of that equation.
Moreover, the nagging about politicos having more vacation etc. than “the ordinary guy” can be quite annoying at times. This nagging surfaces from time to time. When are people going to realize that we would better off if politicians took more time off rather than spend more time in meddling in all sorts of affairs?
Finally, His Excellency is NOT His Majesty. Hence, he is not the top man.
Monday, April 26, 2010
A century ago today, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson passed away.
He was a republican, and Henrik Ibsen once wrote of him that he believed the majority to be in the right, and that he perhaps had to believe so because he was a politician.
Bjørnson has, however, greatly contributed to our literary heritage, and he was the founder of Riksmålsforbundet.
When the form of government was on the agenda in 1905, Bjørnson was convinced largely by his son-in-law Sigurd Ibsen to work for retaining the monarchy.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Wherefore being all of one mind, we do highly resolve that government of the grafted by the grafter for the grafter shall not perish from the earth.And also (which also is attributed to Judge Gideon J. Tucker):
No one's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn accused Mark Twain of largely contributing to American anti-monarchism with A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Happy birthday to Her Majesty Margrethe II, by the grace of God, Queen of Denmark!
Trond Norén Isaksen reports that an opinion poll shows strong support for the monarchy, but that many want the monarch's powers further curbed. I would emphasize that the support for retaining the present powers given the democratist age that we are in is quite high; more than 40 percent for both issues mentioned.
Elsewhere: Dag Trygsland Hoelseth
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
A century and two years ago today, David Lloyd George took office as Chancellor of the Exchequer, where he was to be central in bringing about Parliament Act 1911.
Nine years later four score and a baker's dozen years ago today David Lloyd George gave an address to the American Club.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
70 years ago today, this kingdom was invaded.
As mentioned previously, this was arguably a consequence of the spread of democracy domestically and abroad.
Also, out of mere coincidence, one of my old order artifacts, namely a Habsburg-colored tie, arrived in the mail on this date two years ago.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Three years short of a century ago today, Amendment XVII to the Constitution of those United States was ratified.
State appointment of United States Senators explained by Prof. Thomas J. Dilorenzo:
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano and others argue for its repeal:
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Last month, His Majesty King Gyandendra openly stated his disbelief in the end of the Nepalese monarchy. So Reuters India reported, and BBC News as well.
Moreover, Mr. Krishna Prasad Bhattarai has released a statement favoring a return to constitutional monarchy. So Telegraph Nepal reported.
Portuguese monarchists have struck again with their flag flying. So the Mad Monarchist reports.
Also (in German): Planet Portugal
I wish we could have such a simple symbolism for restoring an older order here in the northern oil kingdom. Lucky Portuguese! Not for having a republic that is. Keep up the good work!
- The Reformation: 45 (30%)
- World War One: 34 (22%)
- The French Revolution: 27 (18%)
- Its fate was never sealed: 11 (7%)
- American entry into World War One: 8 (5%)
- The Enlightenment: 7 (4%)
- American Independence: 5 (3%)
- World War Two: 4 (2%)
- German Unification (1871): 4 (2%)
- A single event, but none of the above: 2 (1%)
- It was predestined to go: 2 (1%)