Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tonga embraces Democracy

One of the world's last "absolute" monarchies has given way to "Progress," as King George Tupou V welcomes Tonga's first popularly elected, "commoner" Prime Minister. While I'm glad that there does not appear to be any significant movement to abolish the monarchy entirely, I fail to see what is so wonderful about this development. It's not like elected commoners have done such a spectacular job throughout the rest of the world...

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