Almost Royalty

In this country, we do not have a royal family. I have learned through reading history books that, at the beginning of our nation, it was ruled that we would not refer to our President as His Majesty or any title that would imply royalty. He/She, of course, deserves a lot of respect but should certainly not be addressed as a member of a royal family. However, in this country that has no royal family, frequently Hollywood stars are accorded “almost royalty” attention in the press. Many of them lead lives that are certainly not exemplary and sometimes downright immoral. Yet, they bejewel themselves like royalty and many enjoy, for the most part, the adoration of the populace. If we are to accord royal treatment to anyone, then certainly it should be the brave men and women who defend our nation from its enemies. Every once in a while one of them is decorated, as they should be, when they have contributed in some extraordinary way to preserve our way of life. Earned glory is so much more meaningful than specious accolades for just being an actor.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Almost Royalty

  1. Bill Martin says:

    On this Labor Day, we appreciate the loyalty and “royalty” of America’s work force. Without labor, land is useless. Without land, labor is useless. God gave us both, and we need to hold both with mutual respect and in delicate balance.

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