“The question as to whether there is such a thing as divine right of kings is not settled in this book. It was found too difficult. That the executive head of a nation should be a person of lofty character and extraordinary ability, was manifest and indisputable; that none but the Deity could select that head unerringly, was also manifest and indisputable; that the Deity ought to make that selection, then, was likewise manifest and indisputable; consequently, that He does make it, as claimed, was an unavoidable deduction. I mean, until the author of this book encountered the Pompadour, and Lady Castlemaine, and some other executive heads of that kind; these were found so difficult to work into the scheme, that it was judged better to take the other tack in this book (which must be issued this fall), and then go into training and settle the question in another book. It is, of course, a thing which ought to be settled, and I am not going to have anything particular to do next winter anyway.”
Mark Twain will remain an outstanding talent at narratives, the piece above coming from the Connecticut Yankee. Giving clarity on the importance of elections ― selecting a candidate would be implausible also on language grounds ― the fair cadence elegantly settles on the infeasibility of continued dependence on divine intervention.
Needless to tell, the English would nationally have an affect with the regard, the case of Thomas More to find mutuality in that of Charles I, thinking about broad perspectives to heads and states. The natural association to come with a question mark here would be: is there inborn valor?
The Prince and the Pauper may serve another example of honest written matter. Absolutely fiction as it is, it presents a hypothesis on uniqueness and endowment. And taking the hypothesis only a bit further, should the prince have left England at a very young age, he could have spoken fluent French or German for example ― and not a word of English.
Therefore, hereditary monarchy would have a conceptual disadvantage: language, the very faculty for thought, cannot be inherited. The important valor has to be learned.