I said* what???* I’m the raving anti-monarchist!
Yep. I said it. Our pandering, lurching-toward-bankruptcy, idiotic Congress leads me to wonder if representative republicanism works at all. And I think, “Yeah, maybe, if we fold the executive & legislative together, like a normal country; but not this one, apparently.” Because really, people who want to wield power effectively aren’t going to become legislators in our system. The only personal gratification lawmakers get is graft.
Then again, our system seemed to be working for some things back in Nixon-days. But after 20 years of people attempting seriously to advocate that the Environmental Protection Agency is a bad thing, except when it’s corrupt enough for them to buy it off, I no longer think that America is competent to be governed (quasi-)democratically. You want a Caesar, welcome to it. Keep that incense fire burning, or you’ll burn in his courtyard when the petroleum runs out.
Me, I’m swimming to Spain.