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America Needs a King
Politico ^ | January 2, 2014 | Michael Auslin

Posted on 01/03/2014 9:02:39 AM PST by Squawk 8888

Does America need a monarch? Ever since, according to legend, George Washington turned down the chance of becoming the new country’s king, America’s identity as a republican nation of citizen rulers has been rock solid. Indeed, nothing can stir patriotic anger more than the suggestion that the U.S. president is acting like unelected royalty. Yet even before independence, John Adams argued in favor of a “republican monarchy” of laws, lamenting, “We have so many Men of Wealth, of ambitious Spirits, of Intrigue … that incessant Factions will disturb our Peace.”

Looking at the United States, today, Adams was prescient, with the country almost evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, special interests dominant, and poisonous partisan gridlock destroying Washington, D.C. While Adams favored a republican monarch with absolute veto powers, today we need a person who can sit above politics and help strengthen our commitment to republican values. We need a king, or something like one.

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The First Citizen would serve one 15-year term, thus ensuring that he would have to deal with at least two presidents. The First Citizen, along with his or her spouse, would represent America at all social and ceremonial meetings with foreign heads of state and would perform civic activities for all national holidays. Instead of the president, the First Citizen would pardon turkeys, welcome Super Bowl champions, open Olympics, lay wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, light the national Christmas Tree and the like. He or she would also commemorate important national anniversaries, such as major battles, and would be the chief mourner at national tragedies or memorial services.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: monarchy
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Interesting read. I do admit having a non-partisan head of state has its advantages.
1 posted on 01/03/2014 9:02:39 AM PST by Squawk 8888
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I’m getting so fed up watching all this stuff happen to the U.S. that I’m ready to come do it myself. First order of business would be imposing a 5% flat sales tax, nothing else. Second would be deporting all illegals and muslims. Not very politically correct, but cultural suicide is cultural suicide. The third thing to be done would be restore the original constitution.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 9:05:23 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Squawk 8888

America has a king. Period.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 9:05:44 AM PST by stanne
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To: Squawk 8888

Nothing in the US these days is non-partisan. Even elected coroners and dog catchers have to express the proper leftist and politically correct sentiments to get elected and to retain their jobs. Thus any ‘First Citizen’ would likely end up being a shill for the Democcommie party.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 9:05:44 AM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Squawk 8888

It’s really what the left has been fighting for all along. They very much believe in the idea of well-educated elites making the decision for the rest of us.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 9:06:13 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Squawk 8888

good luck finding a non-partisan head of state. a nice fantasy until it hits the wall of reality...


6 posted on 01/03/2014 9:06:21 AM PST by thejokker
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To: Squawk 8888

New world order “runs” the UK just like it does America. The UK has this ceremonial monarchy, it does nothing to slow down new world order.

The Royal family and the peerage is completely intertwined with new world order.

Some honest research into the British East India Company will reveal just how much intertwined they were, even by the 18th and 19th centuries.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 9:08:53 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Squawk 8888
Wow, Hitler's brownshirts are really starting to crawl out of the woodwork. There have been a lot of apologists for tyrants, not just the typical dem columnist, but also some on the right, pushing for a more absolute executive and mealy mouthing the Constitution.

Keep your powder dry because the hammer is coming down.

8 posted on 01/03/2014 9:09:22 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Squawk 8888

It hasn’t helped England’s fall.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 9:09:51 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: stanne

Obama isn’t a king, he’s a czar.


10 posted on 01/03/2014 9:09:52 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Squawk 8888
No. Even the Europeans in their wisdom have rendered their once powerful kings and queens to mere figureheads and tabloid fodder.
A king here would be like a President for life. No thanks!

11 posted on 01/03/2014 9:10:03 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Squawk 8888
Looking at the United States, today, Adams was prescient, with the country almost evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, special interests dominant, and poisonous partisan gridlock destroying Washington, D.C. While Adams favored a republican monarch with absolute veto powers, today we need a person who can sit above politics and help strengthen our commitment to republican values. We need a king, or something like one.

Ping for later. Related threads:
Catholic Government [Michael Voris video]
CatholicTV calls for "Benevolent Dictatorship"?!
A Blueprint for a Monarchy in America
Monarchy: Friend of Liberty
Separation of Church and State-Manifest Destiny or Manifest Heresy?
Catholic Prophecy [Why some Catholics anticipate the return of Monarchy]
Why America Will Fall
Ultimately It Is Christ Who Will Judge Us

12 posted on 01/03/2014 9:11:02 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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13 posted on 01/03/2014 9:11:25 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Squawk 8888
. Instead of the president, the First Citizen would pardon turkeys, welcome Super Bowl champions, open Olympics, lay wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, light the national Christmas Tree and the like. He or she would also commemorate important national anniversaries, such as major battles, and would be the chief mourner at national tragedies or memorial services.

And free up the president for more time golfing. Although I would love to see a president dump the silly tradition of sentencing turkeys number 3 and 4 to death and roasting by pardoning turkeys 1 and 2.

14 posted on 01/03/2014 9:12:30 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Squawk 8888

And what was the king of England we succeeded in ousting? Something we want returned?


15 posted on 01/03/2014 9:12:49 AM PST by stanne
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To: Squawk 8888

Your Constitution is silly America.

We need to scrap it and just make Obama king.

Now shut your racist face and go pay your taxes. Your king needs another vacation. :)


16 posted on 01/03/2014 9:12:55 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Bulwyf
Second would be deporting all illegals and muslims. Not very politically correct, but cultural suicide is cultural suicide.

We bring in 1.2 million LEGAL IMMIGRANTS A YEAR. This is cultural suicide, especially since most are from the Third World and 87% of the 1.2 million are minorities as classified by the USG. Immigrants drive 75% of our population growth. In 1970, one in 21 residents of this country was foreign born; today it is one in 8, the highest in 90 years; and within a decade, it will be one in 7 the highest in our history.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 9:15:24 AM PST by kabar
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To: Tzimisce

Will we have to call him/her Massah or Missy?


18 posted on 01/03/2014 9:15:41 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Squawk 8888
Interesting read. I do admit having a non-partisan head of state has its advantages.

"First Citizen" sounds like something out of the French Revolution.

How's this for an idea? Have an elected President, who serves a single six-year term. And have an elected Prime Minister, who serves a four-year term, the limit is two terms.

The President is the head of state, the Prime Minister the head of government. Hopefully, the President would be a last-ditch check on any Prime Minister excesses.

This President would function like the Queen of England does today, but would have a bit more power, perhaps a veto power.

My nominees:

President: Sarah Palin
Prime Minister: Ted Cruz

19 posted on 01/03/2014 9:16:21 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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20 posted on 01/03/2014 9:18:03 AM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Jonty30

I bet they’d fully agree to a single authority - as long as he was a lefty/commie.

This goes right with their ideology, that those in power are more enlightened, moral, intellectually superior to all others,

that they need to be given the power to substitute their decisions for yours.


21 posted on 01/03/2014 9:18:27 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Squawk 8888
"I pray that the United States does not suffer unduly from its want of a monarchy." ? King George, III

We said "NO!" then, and we must say "HELL NO!" now. It's clear that Polutico and the commie left would have been Tories.

22 posted on 01/03/2014 9:19:03 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Squawk 8888
Obama's Process....


23 posted on 01/03/2014 9:20:10 AM PST by caww
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To: Squawk 8888

ObAMA don’t need no stinkin congressional approval.


24 posted on 01/03/2014 9:22:59 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Squawk 8888
Interesting read. I do admit having a non-partisan head of state has its advantages.


The idea that if we only had a king that he/she would be non-partisan is laughable at best. Like most communist ideas its nothing more than fantasy. And you only have to give up the rest of your freedom to find out if they are correct.

I'll keep my freedom, thank you very much.
25 posted on 01/03/2014 9:29:46 AM PST by Honcho
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To: kabar

I’m saying that needs to stop, and stop now and in some cases, reversed. I know it sounds harsh, but our way of life is at stake. What made our countries great is going down the tubes.

I don’t care what color a person is, I care about their values, their loyalties and their relationship with Jesus.


26 posted on 01/03/2014 9:32:42 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Squawk 8888

Garbage post.


27 posted on 01/03/2014 9:34:28 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: PieterCasparzen

Much the same could be said about the Hudson’s Bay Company; Charles II gave his son ownership of North America.


28 posted on 01/03/2014 9:37:51 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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Either Michael Auslin is extremely ignorant, OR he wants CWII to start early.

0bama will leave the office of the president on Jan 20, 2017 either vertically or horizontally, his choice.

5.56mm

29 posted on 01/03/2014 9:38:34 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Squawk 8888

Why not. We have a joker as our President.


30 posted on 01/03/2014 9:42:04 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Squawk 8888; annalex; Salvation

Ping!!!


31 posted on 01/03/2014 9:46:29 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Squawk 8888

“First Citizen”? Not sure about that. Sounds Jacobin.


32 posted on 01/03/2014 9:48:42 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: caww

That sums up this Government, and must stop, Now.


33 posted on 01/03/2014 9:50:11 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Squawk 8888

No. Not really interesting.


34 posted on 01/03/2014 9:57:02 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Squawk 8888

The State wants to usurp God’s role. Never succeeds and always dies trying.

I love how Jesus said of dread Herod “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!”

To think He is returning to dole out what is due to every antichrist ruler that has ever lived!


35 posted on 01/03/2014 10:01:04 AM PST by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Yes, I am non-partisan. It is good to be the King.

Everybody jump the Queen


36 posted on 01/03/2014 10:01:15 AM PST by DanZ
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37 posted on 01/03/2014 10:11:49 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Surf music is the naked truth)
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To: Squawk 8888

Is the author kidding me? We HAVE elected a near king. The President has expanded Executive Branch power to an unprecedented degree. In many Parliamentary countries, the Prime Minister has a lot of power—but it can be kept under control by a “No Confidence” vote at any time. We’re stuck with our King for four years.


38 posted on 01/03/2014 10:16:40 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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...”That sums up this Government, and must stop, Now.”....

Yep...and that’s just we we know...it’s the unknown that is far more critical.


39 posted on 01/03/2014 10:17:58 AM PST by caww
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To: Squawk 8888

Even in tacky Sci-Fi, they realized the "First Citizen"
would be a dupe & pawn of the ruling elite ...

40 posted on 01/03/2014 10:31:35 AM PST by mikrofon (Star Trek-TOS: 'Bread and Circuses')
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You don't touch the Queen and you don't bow to kings.....our standards have all been but destroyed by these two....they could not where the hats of any royalty, not even close!


41 posted on 01/03/2014 10:43:12 AM PST by caww
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To: caww

......the only way to make people who are unequal in talents equal in rewards is to use governmental power to dispossess some and favor others.

Alexis de Tocqueville saw it coming:

“The sole condition which is required in order to succeed in centralizing the supreme power in a democratic community, is to love equality or to get men to believe you love it. Thus, the science of despotism, which was once so complex, is simplified, and reduced ... to a single principle.”

Get people to believe you are seeking the utopian goal of equality of all and there is no limit to the power you can amass.

http://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2013/12/31/inequality—crisis-or-scam-n1770100/page/2


42 posted on 01/03/2014 10:50:01 AM PST by caww
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good luck finding a non-partisan head of state. a nice fantasy until it hits the wall of reality...

"Non-partisan" is a liberal trick concept. What it really means is for anyone who stands against liberals to abandon their position in the name of "fairness" - another liberal concept. All of this is meant to impress young people, soccer moms, and government-dpendent minorities. Everyone else knows it's garbage - including Leftists. You ever - ever - hear a Leftist or liberal say THEY need to be non-partisan? LOL! Instead, they define their partisan positions AS non-partisan, and laugh as the Right tries to parse their word games.

No, everyone is partisan, and everyone discriminates, and that's good. What's bad is when people deny their positions, and then claim they have no position. That creates the world we live in today - the world of psychopathic, ahbitual, compulsive, paranoid liars.

Any king would have to be partisan as hell - and make his partisanship crystal clear - because that would be the reality anyway.

So dump the non-partisanship nonsense. What matters is what such a king would be partisan about, what he would stand for, and what he would stand against. America is unique and brilliant because the Founders decided that no king could be found who would stand for true justice, in part because no country yet had been created upon true justice. So they invented America, based on natural law and negative rights - and changed the world.

43 posted on 01/03/2014 10:50:59 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Squawk 8888
King/monarch/imperial presidency/ whatever term you want to use, they are just fuzzy terms or euphemisms for what the left really is talking about, which is a nice communist dictator. Give me a brake! This is just sweet talk, silver tongued language broaching Obummer’s lifetime dictatorship.
44 posted on 01/03/2014 10:53:59 AM PST by iontheball
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To: Squawk 8888

Or an emperor.

Nero..Zero.

It’s all semantics.


45 posted on 01/03/2014 10:59:57 AM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: Bulwyf
cultural suicide is cultural suicide

Its not suicide. No American wants this. It's genocide. Men with names and addresses are doing this to us deliberately.

46 posted on 01/03/2014 11:03:31 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Squawk 8888

These people envision Obama as a King.

what dolts.


47 posted on 01/03/2014 11:04:53 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: MeganC

Kindergarten and Rose Bowl Parades are not even non-partisan anymore.


48 posted on 01/03/2014 11:05:40 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Bulwyf
I’m saying that needs to stop, and stop now and in some cases, reversed. I know it sounds harsh, but our way of life is at stake. What made our countries great is going down the tubes.

You mentioned illegal immigration. I am talking about LEGAL IMMIGRATION. We need to reduce it drastically. We don't need more immigrants competing for jobs against 20 million unemployed/underemployed Americans.

I don’t care what color a person is, I care about their values, their loyalties and their relationship with Jesus.

Most of us subscribe to that credo, but the polticial reality is that immigrants and minorities vote two to one Democrat. Obama got 73% of the Asian vote, 93% of the black vote, and 71% of the Hispanic vote. He won 39% of the non-Hispanic white vote.

We have entered the era of the tribal politics and the non-Hispanic white tribe is getting smaller. This has electoral consequences. Ultimately, the Dems will become the permanent majority party. This means Big Government and the welfare state will just get bigger. So why are we importing hundreds of thousands of Dem voters every year?

49 posted on 01/03/2014 11:12:02 AM PST by kabar
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To: Squawk 8888

Here’s an idea: No.


50 posted on 01/03/2014 11:13:18 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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