Emily Molloy [RPOFA Administrator] "I believe in Monarchy. From the long ago civilizations of humankind on the planet, until this present modern age, there has dwelt within our hearts the need and/or desire to lead or be led. In the northern reaches of Europe, among the many tribes of kin whom had migrated there from the mountainous steeps of the Caucasus, a certain regularity of government was organically formed through social interaction. Practically, socially, and spiritually, having a Monarch, is the form of government towards which humans are most naturally disposed. Practically: People needed food, clothing and shelter from the demanding elements of nature. The group looked to someone strong, or of sensible character and emotional means, who could rise above the crowd and provide for their people those basic needs. One person who was willing to stand and lead, one who was willing to look for the common good of the group, one who was willing to dedicate their living so that others could live. Socially: A group of people in a given area, sometimes called a clan or tribe, would name that one person their chief or earl. As time proved a leader’s quality of skill with providing food, clothing and shelter, and the crowd continued to be pleased with the result of their choice, that one person who led, received more honour. Eventually, whole families of such individuals began to be respected in this way, and pass on their leadership qualities to their descendants. A noble man of such character was given the title of Duke, or King and such wealth was often gifted unto him as tribute for his successful efforts. In some circumstances of history, women were looked to in this role and named Princess or Queen. Lands where people dwelt together under the common protection of their leader, came to be considered not only their own homelands, but culturally identified as their native lands or kingdoms. Spiritually: Over time, such situations of joint and mutual cooperation between the group and the leader have often been abused or misused to one side’s favour over the other, but that has more to do with an individual’s character than any fault of the governmental system itself. I think that our human desire is fixed on either leading or being led. This is our social wakeup as physical beings on this planet. As the old saying goes, “Many cooks, spoil the broth” and this holds true with governance. It is best for someone to stand up in any group and give clear voice to guide the others, than for all voices to attempt to share equal part of both leading and following. Long ago, in Ancient Greece, the Humanists took a stand against those who believed in the benefit of leaders, such as kings to guide and protect the people, just as they ridiculed those who believed that humankind should have faith in divine beings stronger or more powerful than themselves. Republicanism and it’s concepts of mass rule stood out in stark contrast to our human inclination for faith in a Supreme Being or our capacity to place faith in another to lead us and protect us from harm. Humanism and Republicanism taught that the individual should look to himself to meet all of the needs which historically, humans had always trusted in God and King to provide. The individual was capable of discerning and governing for himself. From the Ancient reaches of the Caucasus Mountains, across the north of Europe and over into the New World, the simple human desire of leadership has culturally been passed on to our modern generation. Group after group of individuals in our cultural and historical past, have faithfully laid aside their differences to place their faith in one person who was willing to rise above the crowd and lead them in the direction they needed to go for food, clothing and shelter, the basic ingredients of human existence. In America, many of those White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestants (WASPS), who originally came to this continent in pursuit of a better life, wealth, or religious freedom, are direct cultural and social descendants of those ancient Germanic tribes of Northern Europe, who lived for century after century following this same political model. It is in our DNA to lead or be lead. It is in our DNA to have one person rise above the crowd and be looked to for leadership and strength and guidance. Sure, in days gone by it was for food, clothing, shelter or security. Today, we feel less focused on those things, and more focused on other political and esoteric notions, however, the basics remain the same. Economically, Socially, Internationally and Psychologically, we still desire to look to someone to lead us and guide us, setting a course for our direction as a group of people, united together towards a common goal. This is not a role for the light hearted, inexperienced and temporary honour, it is a lifetime commitment. Humans desire to have faith in someone they can trust. Humans look to see the leadership qualities in someone that time has proven to be a valuable leader for the good of the commonwealth. That is what a Monarch does, that is what a Monarch provides and that is who a Monarch is. I believe in Monarchy. Practically, socially and spiritually, I believe having a Monarch is the best way to experience lasting and committed leadership. We believe in the good, we care what must be done, we care for the people and we care what the people have to say. God Save the Queen. Long live the Queen. God Save the Queen!"