Coincident to the much televised marriage of another horse-faced Windsor to the lovely commoner Kate Middleton, I've been reading Common Sense. Here's a sweet excerpt:
England, since the conquest, hath known some few good monarchs, but groaned beneath a much larger number of bad ones; yet no man in his senses can say that their claim under William the Conqueror is a very honorable one. A French bastard landing with an armed banditti, and establishing himself king of England against the consent of the natives, is in plain terms a very paltry rascally original. It certainly hath no divinity in it.It's about as sound a basis for a system of government as strange tarts lying in ponds distributing swords.
Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.I'm a little-d democrat too. I have no patience for pageantry at the price the British pay for it. These fantastic leeches need an honest job for the first time in generations.
Just as I have no patience for the divine right of Wall Street...