Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eternal Memory

Norton I By the Grace of God Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico who reposed 131 years ago on January 8th.

"He had shed no blood; robbed no one; and despoiled no country; which is more than can be said of his fellows in that line."
-Patrick Crowley San Francisco Chief of Police 1867


The Anti-Gnostic said...

Charming story. God rest his soul.

rabidgandhi said...

I think you finally converted me to monarchism.

sjgmore said...

I used to think people who considered themselves "monarchists" were just deliberately antiquarian, and I'm sure many are, but the more I hear about various historical figures in the not-so-distant past who ruled in a manner obviously more liberal and charitable than the tyrants who want to control everything in today's world, the more I'm convinced that the idea that there's something inherently wrong with monarchy (and that democracy is inherently better than other system of governance) is just hogwash.

I still think of myself as a republican at heart, but I'd sooner be subject to a beneficent monarch than the slave of a farce of a republic any day.