All this coverage of the Queen's life has given me some time to ponder the political impact of the Monarchy. Do those of you that are citizens of the UK think that the stability that the Queen and, by extension the Monarchy, has added to the political world moderated what otherwise might have been similar extremes that we have seen lately in the US.
Might we have been better off as a member of the UK. I know that might be a bridge too far considering all the history in the last 250 odd years. But that aside, I have to wonder, the crown seems to have had quite an impact on the UK, and from where I sit it seems to have served to remind the political class over there of their duty to country. At least more than otherwise. That has to have been a good thing all in all.
In any case, the world could use a few more Elizabeths. I think Charles will do a good and well remembers duty. The time he has spent watching his mother can only have been a great example. God bless her and her country. All my sympathy to her people, my cousins across the globe.