|Franklin, Adams and Jefferson|
draft the Declaration in this painting
by Jean L.G. Ferris
At the beginning many disagreed (e.g. Canadians), saying the rabble could not understand complexities of government and would make foolish decisions.
235 years later, the United States has generally run its affairs well, and we know that Kings are not any better than elected governments.
American democracy seems unable to run its own affairs lately -- look at our taxes and spending. I graphed this myself with data from the Brookings Institution's Tax Policy Center.
|Taxes have been roughly constant since the mid-1990's. Expenditures grow and grow.|
Meanwhile a Prince of England tours Canada; a country with a better budget situation than us.
I am confident that Americans can meet the challenges of self-government. There is no King that is going to fix it for us.