Saturday, July 4, 2009

Jeffersonian Politics and Independence Day

The Western Confucian talks about the American experiment, linking to several articles. To quote:
"I am often asked if I am a republican or a monarchist," said Archduke Otto of Austria. "I am neither; I am a legitimist." His Imperial and Royal Highness explained: "I am for legitimate government. You could never have a monarchy in Switzerland, and it would be asinine to imagine Spain as a republic."

It would be just as asinine to imagine the American Republic as a monarchy. Let us not be ashamed that our country's founding was somewhat unique and unprecedented.

1 comment:

Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

Thank you for the link. Happy Indepence Day!