Citizen Windsor

We heartily extend congratulations and good wishes to William and Kate on the birth of their son, heir to a throne on which we pray he’ll never sit.

images-1As Thomas Jefferson wrote, “The mass of Mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them.” Hereditary monarchy and nobility is an abomination in the modern world.

We Americans got rid of kings, queens, princes, dukes, earls, counts, lords, and all those other noxious vestiges of feudalism in 1776, and it’s long past time the Brits did likewise.

True, today’s royal family is little more than a tourist attraction. imagesAs such, its members should be confined in a museum where people can gawk at them and rejoice at humankind’s rising from subservience to their like. Save for any family members who will renounce their pretensions and take instead a far more honorable title:

Citizen.

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5 Responses to “Citizen Windsor”

  1. Bob Ward Says:

    Well done, old boy!

  2. ninasusan Says:

    I agree for the most part…I still have a fascination with the monarchy and the history of the monarchy…but as you so eloquently put it “True, today’s royal family is little more than a tourist attraction”.

  3. Wolfgang Says:

    You’ve just made enemies of 90% of British citizens. They have so little left of their “rich” heritage (however falsely acquired) that they cling to whatever vestiges remain. BTW- we “pray”? To whom?

  4. rationaloptimist Says:

    To Nina: I love history too; we should use it to learn from.
    To Wolfgang: I am sure a lot more than 10% of Brits would vote to dispense with the monarchy. And of course I wasn’t using “pray” in the sense of beseeching the most tyrannical monarch ever conceived by the mind of Man!

  5. Pedro Dunn Says:

    I’ve never seen a more practical idea for how to utilize the talents continually displayed by the House of Windsor…yes, put them in a museum or a zoo.

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