Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Getting Started

I've toyed with this idea for some time, and have decided to finally - in the immortal words of some 5th Avenue genius - just do it.

Who is The Monarchist? Well, this was a bit of 18th century name-calling by the political opponents of probably one of the greatest of our Founders, Alexander Hamilton. Anyone who is familiar with his life and work would readily admit his status as a brilliant and gifted statesman, and a perfectly human and flawed individual. From time to time, I'll share some of the more interesting aspects of his life because, well, I can.

Secondly, this name is also fitting because I'm solidly opposed to Presidential term limits. A great thinker once wrote about the difference between that which is seen and that which is not seen. People will readily acknowledge the former (no one man can become like a king), but few recognize the latter (the people's liberty to vote for who they wish has been infringed). There's something inherently... incomplete with the thinking behind term limits. But I'll change my mind just as soon as Congress votes themselves term limits.

There's something else as well. Maybe it's just my two tyrant-heads, as the saying goes, but human nature never changes, and when people start calling you names, well, that's a good sign you're doing something right.

So, stop by and visit. I've got real-world responsibilities like most people do, and will update this as time permits. Oh yeah, and I should tell you what most of this blog is going to be about, right? American Federalism, which I consider a system of thought, belief, and action based on the founding principles of this Republic. That's a pretty broad stroke, I know, but that's the idea.

1 comment:

Samuel Adams said...

Bravatissimo, O kind and benevolent Monarchist!