The other piece of nonsense is that there is a single solution — in this case the thing called democracy, or election — to any problem in social and political life. Why do we need a hereditary family when we can have an elected head of state? As a reactionary, my view is that the great thing about the British monarchy is precisely that no one ever elected them. They have good public relations and conspicuous charm, but that is irrelevant to our constitution’s continuity and tradition. Bright radicals have been trying to pull the same democracy trick with the House of Lords for a century now, and no one has yet come up with a popular solution. Who, one wonders with Henry II, will rid us of these meddlesome fools? For reactionaries, that is one of the great historical questions.previous
Saturday, April 30, 2011
A great quote this month from the pen of Dr. Gary North:
The Constitution was established in order to strengthen the powers of the Federal government. It strengthened them vastly beyond what the British had attempted to impose on the colonies in the early 1770s.
- Restoration of an older order: 49 (61%)
- The world will go to the dogs no matter what: 16 (20%)
- Yet another totally new order: 7 (8%)
- Real democracy: 6 (7%)
- More democracy: 2 (2%)
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
33 years short of two centuries ago today, Anatole France was born.
A century and a deck of cards years ago today, Alexis de Tocqueville passed from this world.
Three days ago, a year short of fourteen score years ago, Lord North was born.
Four days ago, three centuries and seven years ago, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet passed from this world. There are some posts on Bossuet at The Mad Monarchist.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
89 years ago today, Blessed Charles of Austria-Hungary passed from this world on the island of Madeira.
And yes, his demise and the rise of modern democratic republicanism and of democratism that goes with it would be a joke fit for this day, were it not so sad.