"No matter how silly the idea of having a queen might be to us, as Americans we must be gracious and considerate hosts."


It's bad enough to suggest the U.S. would have been better off without its independence. To hinge your case on the idea that we would have gotten into World War I earlier—that's just perverse.

[Via Jim Henley, who actually takes the time to argue against the scenario while I'm just sitting here sticking out my tongue.]