The QUEEN is here., many Americans view her with disdain.
She has no political power, but in her advisory role to British Leaders since 1952 her advice Must have value.
To many "britains", her value is as a "figurehead", that "will not go away, much like "the flag".
This was very Important during W.W.2.,( her father George 6th), when Britain stood ALONE for two years,Gt. Britain was the ONLY country at the time, standing up to Nazi Germany., the whole country was "under attack", but "Everyone", endured it.
I was born in 1945, the incredibly brave people who fought that war "changed the world", and saved many, including myself, without them , I would not be here, there would not be an "RRBBS".
The Special Relationship between the U.S./U.K. is what "beat the nazi devils".
Her words today,"Administrations in your country, and governments in mine, may come and go, but talk we will, listen, we have to, disagree from time to time we may, but united we must always remain".
In the founding of the U.S.A. and it's principles, Jamestown, was the genesis.
A project of "the London Co", (imagine present day Walmart or G.E. seeking governmental licence to colonize Mars,)that is precisely what happened here.
Private enterprise had arrived.
The "London Co.", expected a return, that came with John Rolfe's importation of "the Tobacco seed".
These people endured incredible hardship, remembering life expectancy at that time in London was 20-40 years, (40 was for the "so called upper classes).
upon landing in 1607, they came under immediate attack from the locals, (very sharp stone arrows, took their toll), they immediately built a fort, constructed in 19 days, they were a hundred plus men.
A re-enactment took place in 2004 to do same, they had use of Power tools and took about the same time to complete the task, using 21st century tools.!!!!.
What an amazing Lot, these men were, in a "hot June climate", (I know from experience they had not endured such a climate), nevertheless, to build their fort, they cut down 600 trees with 16th century implements, and built it,( with arrows zooming at them,) in NINETEEN days.
History is so amazing when one thinks "what if",---------.
It is TRUE, that George Washington's grandfather, gave up, and set sail , back to England, his ship (took on water in the bay), he returned , and stayed, (heard that on Paul Harvey), and Now you know the REST of the story.
The Winter of 1609 became "The Starving Time", having eaten rodents, dogs and cats, and sometimes corpses, the Jamestown Colony also "gave up, and set sail to return back to England., as they left the Chesapeake bay they were met by supply ships, and turned around.
The successor to the London Co., was the Virginia Co.
In 1618 the Va. co., created a general assembly to advise the governor, known as the "burgesses",I.E. representatives, the theory was that people would more likely obey laws, they had consented to.
The seed would be sown in Virginia, and so sprout the "political academy", that would spawn George Washington,(English), and Thomas Jefferson, (welsh).
A new dynamic system had arrived in the "New world", creating "Democratic capitalism", since it was a corporate entity that settled Jamestown,-------- for ALL it's faults, there is no better system of Government.