I tend to dismiss such attacks, and then I come across stuff like this.
@Outsideness yep— Michael Anissimov (@MikeAnissimov) February 11, 2014
An actual KING? I doubt Americans or anybody else outside the Arab emirates could have a king if they wanted one.
In the first place, WHO would be King? The bloodlines are hopelessly tangled if not completely corrupted by intervening democratic and revolutionary acts.
In the second place, who would CORONATE the American king? The Lutheran-Missouri Synod? The Mormon Tabernacle? Oprah? Joel O’Steen? Archbishop Jose’ Gomez?
In the third place, a king is the head of an ancestral family who owns his people’s land and their State in allodial title. America has no ancestral people. All competing public claims to the output of the American people, their territory, and the State apparatus would have to be completely extinguished, and the dial reset to Zero, in order for there to exist a set of State privileges to which an extremely forceful and ruthless individual could lay claim and bequeath to his posterity.
Bottom line, I don't see monarchy breaking out anywhere in the near or further future. If we're lucky we get a military coup or populist dictatorship.
I've plowed this ground before.