Quote of the Day

“God makes kings in the literal sense. He prepares royal races; maturing them under a cloud which conceals their origin. They appear at length crowned with glory and honor; they take their places; and this is the most certain sign of their legitimacy. The truth is that they arise as it were of themselves, without violence on their part, and without marked deliberation on the other: it is a species of magnificent tranquillity, not easy to express. Legitimate usurpation would seem to me to be the most appropriate expression (if not to bold), to characterize these kinds of origins, which time hastens to consecrate.” – Joseph de Maistre Essay on the Generative Principle of Constitutions 

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