Sunday, June 30, 2013

Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. Daniel McAdams over at The LRC Blog:

Isn't it funny that when the prime minister of Turkey irritates the population by plowing down some trees and acting like a jerk the whole country takes to the street to demand his ouster, while when the US government violates our most private moments by listening in to all of our telephone calls and monitoring our every move it is *** crickets *** beyond a tiny few hyped-up Facebook posters and meme-artists?

Yet the US claims the right to teach the rest of the world about democracy, civil rights, and individual liberties?

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Night Concert in Vienna

Annual concert performed this year Thursday May 30:

More info on the concert can be found here – and there is an online store.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

U.S. Troops in Europe

Portrait of Hugh A. Ball during his enlistment in the US Army as a WWI soldierEight dozen years ago today, American troops arrived in France for duty in the Great War.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Orwell 110

Eleven decades ago today, Eric Arthur Blair, more widely known as George Orwell, was born.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monarchy of May

Royal World reports on the support for monarchy in Serbia. So does Radical Royalist.

Radical Royalist also reports on republicanism in the Commonwealth of Australia.

Tea at Trianon posts on the House of Liechtenstein.

Reporters Club Nepal reports on a Nepalese party's hope for revival. FreeNepal News Network does so too.

Johnson's Russia List reports on the support for monarchy in Russia. Yes, the numbers may seem low. However, they are apparently moving in the right direction, and we must remember how much anti-monarchist propaganda Russians have been subject to.

Royal Central reflects on the reign of Britannic monarch George V.

Stirring Trouble Internationally protests modernization of the monarchy.

Some republican has the screwed idea that there are no good monarchist arguments.

Writes Ms. Suzanne Lynch over at The Irish Times:

Despite mumblings of discontent, the position of royalty has never seemed so safe. At a time when public satisfaction with directly elected representatives is at a low, for advocates of democracy this is a cruel irony.
Economics Is For Donkeys ponders monarchy and meritocracy.

ThinkSpain reports on the Spanish King's worries.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Money Mess

As we today are only six months away from the centennial of the signing of the Federal Reserve Act, we give you Ron Paul on the Fed:

H/T: Lew Rockwell, The LRC Blog

"No Such Agency"

A few takes (some language not endorsed):

Elsewhere: The Pittsford Perennialist

Saturday, June 22, 2013

1983 UK Parliament Opening

30 years ago today, Her Britannic Majesty gave the speech from the throne, following Mrs. Thatcher landslide first reelection.

There are things to be commended from the Thatcher years, indeed, and it is always good to ponder how irritating it can be for feminists that shortly after Margaret Thatcher resigned from the office of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr. Thatcher was elevated to a hereditary baronetcy. I do not believe it is incorrect to call the coming to power of Mrs. Thatcher and the years in power following a miracle, but it is in any case generally overrated, and we need to sober up. This goes for Ronald Reagan as well as for Margaret Thatcher. As Mr. Gerald Warner has said, “The Lady’s bark was worse than her bite.”

Here are some articles balancing the praise:

Previously: More on Thatcher

Friday, June 21, 2013

Egyptian Revolt at 60

Three score years and three days ago today, the infant king, HM King Fuad II of Egypt and Sudan was deposed.

His late father, Farouk I, is reported to have said:
The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left — the King of England, the King of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds.
Apart from the fact that there constitutionally is no such thing as King of England, there hasn't been a King of England since the abdication of Farouk I in 1952, a Queen however, but several have remained.

The “Arab Spring” does not bring much hope.

Elsewhere: Mad for Monaco

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Surveillance, Government, and Us

With the recent revelations regarding “No Such Agency,” we are reminded of what we put up with when the “government is us.”

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Messy Mondays: Offending

Messy Mondays takes on the “being offended” society:

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Stossel and Green Tyranny

Mr. John Stossel takes on environmentalist and climate alarmist tyranny:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Peter Hitchens and Others on Gun Rights

Peter Hitchens debates the right to bear arms:

Others, including Judge Napolitano, also weigh in:

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Quote of the Month (May)

Writes Mr. John Maelstrom over at Alternative Right:

[T]he virtue of monarchy is that it represents the form of government where those powerful wealthy few are made to bow before one man.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Wyndham Passing 100

George WyndhamA century ago today, George Wyndham, the leader of the die-hard opponents in the House of Commons of the Parliament Bill that became Parliament Act 1911, passed away.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Parliament Renounced King

Bust of Oscar II in Marstrand, photo by J.K. Baltzersen108 years ago today, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Norway moved to depose the King.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Filmer Passing

Sir Robert Filmer: PatriarchaThree dozen decades ago today (May 26 in the Julian Calendar), Sir Robert Filmer passed away.


FDR and Gold

An Ironic Tribute: FDRFour score years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt took those United States off the gold standard.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Britannic Coronation 60

60 years coronation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

60 years ago today, Her Britannic Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey.

Congratulations to Her Britannic Majesty on this 60th anniversary!



A service will be held in a few days. There is also a festival next month.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

AF 447

a letter of the head of the House of Brazil on the tragic event of the aircraft crash of June 2009Four years ago today flight AF 447, carrying a prince of Brazil, crashed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Radical Royalist brought news last year of the closing of the investigation.