Wednesday, May 04, 2011

This day in history - May 4, 1776: Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III



Seems appropriate that we remind ourselves this week that we fought a war for the express purpose of rejecting the rule of kings and queens and the privileges of monarchy based on nothing other than the luck associated with heredity. Why anyone would exalt such a concept more than two centuries after we marched it off our shores is beyond me.

(Cross-posted to Lippmann's Ghost.)

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