A Constitutional Monarchist's Lament
|Monarchist judges Founding Fathers mistaken in their efforts|
Politics is a funny game and usually there is a great deal of obfuscation and mis-direction at play when different sides espouse the fundamental ideology that animates their arguments and mission. That's true everywhere, but it's especially true in the USA for several good reasons:
- The two party system - Each of America's primary parties serve the function of aggregating a very diverse collection of political beliefs held by different (often competing) special interests.
- The truth hurts - The true beliefs held by these two parties, and the various minor political parties (Libertarian, Communist, etc.) rub people the wrong way so telling it straight makes it a lot harder to win elections.
- It's easy to lie - The news media and commentators in general are useless, ahistorical doormats who work in sycophantic and symbiotic collusion with the major political parties to maintain unchallenged order in the regime.
So it's rare, and refreshing, when someone comes right out and says it out loud for all the world to see (or read in this case) and that's exactly what Dylan Matthews did in his Vox.com article "3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake." The reasons are wonderfully honest and compelling for the Vox.com readership and I recommend reading the entire thing to understand the mindset free Americans have been struggling with since the Revolution. This is what a Harvard College education ($60k per year) will get you - lamenting slavery, aboriginal genocide and republican government.
And parliamentary democracies are a lot, lot better than presidential ones. They're significantly less likely to collapse into dictatorship because they don't lead to irresolvable conflicts between, say, the president and the legislature. They lead to much less gridlock.See, this young thinker believes we live in a presidential democracy - he's not even aware of the form of government he's living in, but even if he did he still wouldn't like it. He's a Constitutional Monarchist to the bone and like all of his brethren he would have been a loyal Tory in 1776 just as he is today.
Finally, we'd still likely be a monarchy, under the rule of Elizabeth II, and constitutional monarchy is the best system of government known to man.There you have it my fellow citizens - The modern Democrat party ideology in a nutshell. Republicanism is for the birds, like the bald eagle, who float on the wind of freedom, but for us who walk the earth - please give us back our King.