Something for the weekend. God Save The Tsar, the national anthem of pre-Revolutionary Russia. As a whole the members of the Romanov dynasty who ruled Russia for three centuries prior to 1917 were a rather bad group of rulers, with the exceptions of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and Alexander II, the Tsar Liberator who freed the serfs, and seemed to specialize in inept mediocrities, especially poor doomed Nicholas II, the last Tsar, who lacked the ability to run a town let alone a vast empire. However, they were fortunate in their successors. They shine when compared to monsters like Lenin and Stalin. Perhaps the Obama administration could revive the song and have it played when some of their “tsars” consult with the President?
Donald R. McClarey
Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.