Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States

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"Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States" is a satirical mock news article by Andy Borowitz. Perhaps unintentionally, the article offers good reasons to not only restore the monarchy, but to restore an absolute monarchy.

Addressing the American people from her office in Buckingham Palace, the Queen said that she was making the offer in recognition of the desperate situation you now find yourselves in.

This two-hundred-and-forty-year experiment in self-rule began with the best of intentions, but I think we can all agree that it didn’t end well, she said.

[…]

Elizabeth acknowledged that […] Americans might justifiably be alarmed about being governed by the British parliamentary system, but she reassured them, Parliament would play no role in this deal. This would be an old-school monarchy. Just me, and then, assuming you’d rather not have Charles, we could go straight to William and those children of his who have mesmerized you so.

— Andy Borowitz, "Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States". The New Yorker.[1]

The readers of r/monarchism were amused by the mock news article. One commentator claimed that [the article] got my [his or her] hopes up for a split second,[2] while another said, One can dream.[3]

References[edit]

  1. Borowitz, Andy (2016-10-29). "Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2016-11-02.
  2. Galahad3 (2016-11-01). "Galahad3 comments on Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States - The New Yorker". reddit. Retrieved 2016-11-02.
  3. Taliesin32 (2016-11-02). "Taliesin32 comments on Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States - The New Yorker". reddit. Retrieved 2016-11-02.

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