So last night I added the image I created “Proud American Monarchist” to the post I made regarding why I was a monarchist. I also added it to my Facebook as my profile image. If that does nothing else it will garner a comment or two. And it did.
The comments were rather interesting in and of themselves. It raised the question of how a person could be a “Proud American” and at the same time a “Proud American Monarchist.” I venture to say that the answer is emphatically YES! Why and how could this be? The question is found in the answer. Before this country was usurped by Insurrectionists it was a proud monarchist nation. From the very beginning this country was British, there was no hostile takeover of the American continent by the British crown, the voyagers who came to this country seeking “religious freedom” as the American stories go, were, at the very same time NOT seeking a separation from the Crown. Very much the opposite!
The pilgrims, the volunteers who made the trek across the ocean, the settlers that came to start a new life in the New World, never once did they rebel from the Crown, instead they lived in peace knowing that the Crown was their protector and benefactor. This can be seen even as far back as the Magna Carta:
JOHN, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and Count of Anjou, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justices, foresters, sheriffs, stewards, servants, and to all his officials and loyal subjects, Greeting.
The drafters of the Magna Carta still, even with their issues and grievances, saw His Majesty as a King and as their King. It was not until the documents of Insrurrection that the idea of separation is put forth to the Crown.
Even before the Insurrection there were those, the vast majority of the colonists who sought to heal the wounds between themselves and the Crown. This is seen clearly in the “Olive Branch petition.
The Olive Branch Petition was adopted by the Continental Congress in July 1775 in an attempt to avoid a full-blown war with Great Britain. The petition affirmed American loyalty to Great Britain and entreated the king to prevent further conflict.
When the Second Continental Congress convened in May 1775, most delegates followed John Dickinson in his quest to reconcile with George III of Great Britain. However, a smaller group of delegates led by John Adams believed that war was inevitable. During the course of the Second Continental Congress, Adams and his group of colleagues decided the wisest course of action was to remain quiet and wait for the opportune time to rally the people.
This decision allowed John Dickinson and his followers to pursue whatever means of reconciliation they wanted. It was during this time that the idea of the Olive Branch Petition was approved. The Olive Branch Petition was first drafted by Thomas Jefferson, but John Dickinson found Jefferson’s language too offensive. Dickinson rewrote most of the document, although some of the conclusion remained Jefferson’s. Dickinson claimed that the colonies did not want independence but that they merely wanted to negotiate trade and tax regulations with Great Britain. Dickinson suggested the King draw up a final plan or agreement to settle trade disputes. To help the King with his plan, Dickinson suggested that either the colonists be given free trade and taxes equal to those levied on the people in Great Britain, or no taxes and strict trade regulations.
The letter was approved on July 5, but signed and sent to London on July 8, 1775. Dickinson had hoped that word of the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord combined with the “Humble Petition” would inspire the King to at least negotiate with the colonists.
However, his petition was undermined due to a confiscated letter of John Adams. John Adams wrote a letter to a friend expressing his discontent with the Olive Branch Petition. He wrote war was inevitable and he thought the Colonies should have already raised a navy and captured British officials. This confiscated letter arrived in Great Britain at about the same time as the Olive Branch petition. The British used Adams’ letter to claim that the Olive Branch Petition was insincere. (Commentary on the text of the Olive Branch Petition)
Seeing this fact alone it goes to show that, if one is proud his English heritage and the monarchy that ensued from it, than one is more proud of America then those that rebelled against her sovereign. America as it was. Am I un-American for supporting the government that existed in this country before the lawful monarch was wrongfully deposed? That depends on which side you agree with. The bottom line is that the true American is one who does not rebel against the lawful government. Those people are called traitors. Pure and simple. Traitors to themselves and traitors to the Crown.
God bless America, and God bless the Monarchy whose subjects and children we rightfully are.