I’m fascinated by this report.
I have often shared my belief that many American secretly wish our president were a king. The secret wish isn’t always explicit, but it reveals itself from time to time in the way people talk about the president.
I don’t support the idea of reverting to a monarchy, but one can certainly appreciate the impulse. One of the main benefits of government is its role in coordinating the resources and exertions of a complex society. One of the main defects of government is its tendency to create and expand society’s inefficiency. A king, if a wise one were on offer, could solve that problem.
Still, America’s experiment in liberty has not yet run its course. The Bill of Rights is still operative. I’ll stick with that.