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The Restoration begins

Posted in Campus, Politics by Evan Lisull on 10 December 2008

Hapsburg CrestNeo-monarchism gets its start at Harvard:

… The Waite-Petri campaign is adopting an age-old tradition of using their platform to advocate for the abolition of the Council. There is one caveat, however. “We’re going to invite a member of the House of Hapsburg to rule the student body indefinitely instead,” Waite says.

“I think that a member of the Royal Family would be in a much stronger position to negotiate with the administration and faculty,” he explains. “It’s much easier for Harvard to blow off a group of self-important undergrads than it is the House of Hapsburg.”

Digging into his jacket pocket, Waite presents a copy of “The Charter of 1650,” the document that established the mission and governing structure of the University.

“It says nothing of student governance and nothing about this nonsense of an Undergrad Council,” he says.

Of course, we don’t exactly have a seventeenth century charter to fall back on, so making the case will be a little bit harder. But I’m sure with a few good attorneys and an addled historian, we could draw up a case involving the heirs of the New Spain viceroyalty.

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