Yesterday, the New York Daily News, that paragon of journalistic virtue, published a special edition cover that showed President Donald Trump wearing a king’s crown and clown make-up. The headline read: “NEWS SAYS: The clown who plays king can’t overthrow the bedrock values that this nation was founded on 242 years ago today.”
This cluster of a headline cries out for some Thermidor commentary. Here we go…
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed and published. This simple document was nothing less than the clarion call to treason—a broadside against Great Britain, King George III, and the German Hanoverian family ruling in London. The Declaration of Independence outlines all of the colonial grievances against the metropole, chief among them the fact that faraway London was passing laws without giving the Americans a voice in Parliament. See, for instance, this: “He [King George III] has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.” And, “He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.”
Basically, the colonists of July 4, 1776 complained about bad governance from an autocratic king. More simply, the Americans felt that George was not respecting their rights as Englishmen. This is key to remember, so listen up, New York Daily News : as the brilliant scholar Brendan McConnville points out in The King’s Three Faces, a vast majority of Americans, both Loyalist and Patriot, loved King George II—a warrior of justice and grace who rode into battle with the Catholic Austrians and Protestant Hanoverians against the French absolutists during the Battle of Dettingen. McConville has even pointed out elsewhere that Dutch-speaking colonists in New Jersey once assaulted an Anglo-American for speaking ill of “blessed George II.”
America’s relationship to monarchical traditions was tied to the conflicts back in Great Britain. Ultimately, the disruption of the Glorious Revolution, which forever severed Britain from the Stuart family (the only legitimate and Catholic rulers of the glorious British Empire), forced Americans to rethink their relationship to the crown.
A large part of that relationship was the Bill of Rights of 1689. This bill circumscribed the power of the English crown, and, decades after the English Civil War, finally tilted power towards the hands of Parliament (where it still lies). This decision threw the American colonies into a panic, as colonial charters, which had been signed and authorized by the king, were suddenly null and void. The formerly self-governing Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Colony of Connecticut now, after 1689, found themselves under the thumb of governors from the British Isles who had little to no practical knowledge of American affairs. This, along with the passage of new taxes, London’s foolhardy ban on trans-Appalachian settlement, and the issue of naval impressment set the stage for the American Revolution.
The Bill of Rights of 1689 is more or less indistinguishable from America’s own Bill of Rights. Despite the havoc that that earlier bill caused, the American Founders knew that their country and their traditions were based in England, Anglo-Saxon common law, and the English Enlightenment. This simple fact is something that the New York Daily News, which caters to the immigrant stew of New York, with its few English speakers and millions of wimpy moderns who get PTSD from simply firing a semi-automatic rifle, just cannot or will not understand.
It is also worth repeating that the Declaration of Independence was NOT WRITTEN INTO THE CONSTITUTION! Therefore, the values of July 4, 1776 were trumped by the values of 1789. The Constitution has very little of the rhetoric of the Declaration, and indeed many historians have dubbed 1789 as a federalist and conservative reaction against the idealistic militancy of 1776. By bashing “King Trump,” the New York Daily News unintentionally acknowledges the fact that the office of the American president is based on the kingship model, albeit one without the benefit of hereditary or noble lineage.
So, let us ask the question again: what values are the New York nincompoops talking about? From where I sit, the values of New York City have nothing in common with the spirit of America’s founding. The Naturalization Act of 1790 makes it abundantly clear that America was a republic for “free white” people. Manifest Destiny, the ideal that inspired generations of brave white Americans to conquer and achieve their birthright, would be tarred as racist, jingoistic hatemongering by today’s yellow press.
No, people like the New York Daily News would rather make heroes out of people like Patricia Okoumou, a Congolese immigrant who whines about racism and demonstrates against America’s borders by scaling the Statue of Liberty. What value do such immigrant bring to America? What country would value such immigrants? The answers are: 1) none and 2) an insane one.
The New York Daily News tried to portray themselves as patriots on July the 4th, but all the did was reveal that the modern Leftist is in revolt against nature. The First American Republic (the second was born on 1865; the third in 1932) was based on the principle of Cincinnatus, not Congolese leeches or Mexican border hoppers. The values supported by the modern Left have no roots in American history prior to the New Deal. They are the great usurpers, not the Right, even the “cucked” Right. America is a nation of distinct people of mixed European heritage. Any non-European immigrant to America must except our Anglo traditions of thrift, the English language, and ordered liberty. Those who don’t are merely occupying space and gorging themselves on welfare. President Donald Trump is not perfect, but his administration and the philosophy of Trumpism is far closer to ideal of a New Roman Republic on the Potomac than anything that has ever emnated from New York’s sysphilis-ridden scribblers, sodomites, and spleen-less intellectuals.