OK, I’ll concede that, in theory at least, any American citizen by birth can be President, unlike a King or Queen. On the other hand, you can also become a monarch depending on your birth, but then it’s the family you’re born into that’s the key, and not the real location of your appearance into this world.
I was born in England, and not in the Royal Lineage, so I can’t be either POTUS or His Majesty. I could be Prime Minister, follow in the footsteps, of Tony Blair and David Cameron. Perhaps not. It doesn’t inspire me at all.
Still, much as I love many things American, I’m happy to have a Monarchy here in Great Britain. I really do think there’s a lot more reverence to the Queen, than to any politician, either side of the Atlantic.
Thing is you see, when the Queen goes on her world tours, she is truly representing her country. Period.
She’s not going with some political axe to grind; or some new foreign policy to sell. If she’s out to sell anything (which I don’t believe she is), than it’s just a bit of UK plc.
Anyway, in my opinion, no politician for at least two or three decades, anywhere in the world has deserved or commanded much lasting respect. They’re all in it for themselves at the end of the day.
The Queen? Well, she’s in it whether she’s liked it or not, and I think, by and large, she’s done a pretty good job over the last 60 years.
Can you think of any politician you’d like to have seen in the top job in their country for the last 60 years? I certainly can’t!
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