A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 21, 2014
“We don’t do kings (in America)”

"We had a revolution in 1776 because we don’t do kings” was said by conservvative politician and speaker Sarah Palin at the Western Conservative Summit on July 19, 2014. Palin was referring to the American Revolution and also to U.S. President Barack Obama—a leader Palin believed to be acting like a dictator. Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt had written “We don’t do kings, Mr. President” on October 4, 2013, in a piece for Townhall.com.

“We don’t do kings here” was cited in print in a 1995 book by Peter Kreeft. “We don’t do kings” was also said in 2000 by U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, remarking on whether the United States would politically support Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia.


Google Books
Angels and Demons:
What Do We Really Know about Them?

By Peter Kreeft
San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press
1995
Pg. 58:
These are two emotionally negative words today, especially in individualistic cultures like America ("we don’t do kings here").

Google Groups: alt.talk.royalty
Madeline Albright and Yugoslav Restoration
asty...@my-deja.com
10/31/00
In the latest issue of “Monarchy”, I happened upon a most intriguing little gem.  According to an article by Charles Coulombe, Madeline Albright (U.S. Secretary of State) stated, when someone remarked to her that Crown Prince Alexander represented Yugoslavia’s best chances for sane, parliamentary government, “We don’t do Kings.”

Rafe Heydel-Mankoo
Saturday, 28 July 2007
The Last King of Afghanistan and western democracy
(...)
Taking part in a discussion that touched upon the possibility of restoring the Monarchy in Serbia, Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State during the Clinton Administration, stated “We don’t do kings.” (The “we” referring to the U.S. Government). This lamentable statement, which so clearly demonstrated Albright’s blinkered, and wholly ignorant, attitude to the subject--an ignorance rooted in the prejudice engendered by fanatical allegiance to a one-size fits all concept of goverment, reinforced through the zealous repetition of the hollow mantra of “freedom and democracy” so beloved of spokesmen for the United States Government--reveals a major problem with United States policy.

Maclean’s magazine (Canada)
Crowns and chaos in the Middle East
Colby Cosh
January 22, 2012
(...)
“We don’t do kings,” Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once said when she was asked if restoration could help solve the problems of the south Slavs. “Pity you don’t,” the happy Commonwealth realms and the peaceable kingdoms of northern Europe might have added. The U.S. turned out to be more interested in easily-overwhelmed American clients like Ahmed Chalabi and Hamid Karzai; and how has that turned out?

Twitter
CasualMeyhem
‏@CasualMeyhem
Chris Matthews Compares Obama To Henry V http://shar.es/2qZAI via @sharethis Mr Matthews, we don’t do kings in America. Not for anyone. #war
11:04 AM - 2 May 2012

Townhall.com
The GOP’s Argument In Ten Points: What The Key Republicans Need To Be Saying Everywhere, All The Time
Hugh Hewitt | Oct 04, 2013
(...)
9. We don’t do kings, Mr. President. Certainly not a year after a close election, a close election in which your opponent got 60 million votes and in which the People’s House remained firmly in Republican hands. The country votd for divided government, for negotiations, for shared responsibility, not for you to dictate terms.

Breitbart.com
SARAH PALIN ON OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS: ‘WE DON’T DO KINGS’
on BREITBART TV 19 Jul 2014
Saturday in Denver at the Western Conservative Summit, former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) made the argument for impeaching President Barack Obama, saying, “No serious person can deny President Obama has violated the constitution.”

Listing the president’s high crimes and misdemeanors as his illegal changes to ObamaCare, the IRS targeting of conservatives, the DOJ targeting reporters, and the VA killing veterans, Palin said Obama is “radically changing the balance of power.”

She ended by declaring, “We had a revolution in 1776 because we don’t do kings.”

The Right Scoop
‘We had a revolution in 1776 because we don’t DO KINGS!’ – Sarah Palin’s FULL speech from Conservative Summit
Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 8:21 PM in Politics
By soopermexican
The indefatigable Sarah Palin gave another great speech, this time at the Western Conservative Summit this weekend. If you want to skip the intro, it’s four minutes long.

Here’s the entire speech: (Video follows—ed.)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, July 21, 2014 • Permalink


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