Welcome, Instapundit readers!
I made a comment, which frankly I thought to be unexceptional, almost routine, that I would rather die than doff my cap to a king, since I am a Virginian.
To my infinite surprise, several readers wrote in expressing puzzlement, asking for clarification, wondering if I meant this as a general rule, or only for myself. Would I actually endanger my family by defying the sovereign person had I lived in the Middle Ages? Other readers said monarchy was a respectable form of government, or asked about living under King Arthur of Camelot or King Elessar Telcontar of Gondor, who were good kings, and so on.
I am happy to find so many monarchists here on my website: I would have thought that school of political philosophy deader than the Dodo bird.
My answer to you all is written beneath the great seal of my commonwealth: Sic Semper Tyrannis.