Americans have a deep affection and appreciation for the British royal family. Yet, I do not see a world in which the American public would adopt Uncle Sam or any being as a monarch. While Uncle Sam is a pillar in the lore of American history, Americans are notorious for believing in the idea of amelioration. It is an idea that constantly drives us to reinvent ourselves to better ourselves.
Therefore, the idea of Uncle Sam as the American monarch would not work. Now, do not get me wrong, the idea of someone dressed up like Uncle Sam does sound very interesting. The desire of the American spirit to separate themselves from their English counterparts would outweigh the thrills of Uncle Sam, the Duke of Hazard County, the Earl of Englewood or any other members of the Koch Brothers Court, sponsored by Exxon. For the American spirit revolves around change, peaceful or violent. Change is tied to our very existence in America, just like our weather is tied to our adventurous spirit.
Unfortunately, a monarch in America does not stand for change. A monarch stands for traditions of days long past. The idea that our president would be beholden to one individual and his stuck up family scares me. I mean can you imagine President Donald Trump having to bow before Queen Kathleen Kennedy? Would he disrespect her majesty by commenting on her physical features or just ramble on about how hard the job is for him? Either way, the idea of Uncle Sam as a monarch is truly unAmerican.