Any constitution strong enough to prevent a monarch from doing wrong is also strong enough to prevent a monarch from doing what is right.previous
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Nine decades ago today, the peace treaty after the Great War between Austria and those United States was signed.
The world should note that, while there was an armistice in November of 1918, peace was not conceded to Austria before the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the Treaty of Trianon had both come into effect.
The world should also note that this peace came after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Persona Non Grata of this weblog.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
A century ago today Royal Assent was given by his Majesty King Haakon VII to a constitutional amendment changing the status of the regal signature. The phrase “in order to be valid” was added. In addition military command cases were made subject to countersignature, which they were not before this amendment.
It is said that this amendment effectively turned the regal signature into the real countersignature in a formal way, but still keeping the countersignature the countersignature formally.
An important step in the emasculation of the King of Norway was made on this day a hundred years ago.
The amendment came about six years after King Oscar II had denied Royal Assent and his cabinet had refused to countersign.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Over at the Ottawa Citizen, David Warren ponders the Europe that might have been.
Over at The American Interest, Peter Berger reflects on the Habsburg Empire.
The homily via Tea at Trianon.
Trond Norén Isaksen tips us on a DVD from the Imperial funeral last month.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I will say it, loud and clear: the freest society on earth in 1775 was British North America, with the exception of the slave system. Anyone who was not a slave had incomparable freedom.previous
Jefferson wrote these words in the Declaration of Independence:The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.I can think of no more misleading political assessment uttered by any leader in the history of the United States. No words having such great impact historically in this nation were less true. No political bogeymen invoked by any political sect as “the liar of the century” ever said anything as verifiably false as these words.
Later this month the 181th birthday of HLIRM Emperor-King Franz Josef I will be celebrated. The celebration is annual.
From last year's event (in German):
There is the celebration in Bad Ischl August 11 through 18. L'Associazione Culturale Mitteleuropa has its celebration August 20 through 21.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
I paid a visit to Hiroshima last November from my base in Osaka. It was a special experience to see the marks of this atrocity.
The Land of the Rising Sun was more or less nuked into democracy. Considering this, we could even say that the Pacific War was Wilson's war on steroids.
Nuked into accepting the American/Allied terms of total surrender and then occupied. The Tenno was forced to denounce the traditional Japanese view of the Emperor, Americans wrote a constitution totally emasculating him, and “The Empire of Japan” was dropped as an official term.
Over at LewRockwell.com:
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Eight dozen and a year ago today, the Persona Non Grata of this weblog proclaimed neutrality in the Great War.
Also on the same day, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland declared war. Sir Edward Grey had given a speech in the House of Commons about the lamps the night before.