July 4th marks American Independence Day (Well USA anyway), but did you know it also marks King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV of
The King is revered in
The problem that the monarchy will face is that while the King is a well respected ruler, his children, frankly, are not. There are many stories about the different children taking part in many crazy schemes all in the name of money. One particularly frightening one was when the prince offered to use one of the Tongan islands as a toxic waste dump. Neighbouring countries protested and fortunately this plan was dumped. Once the King passes away, that is when I think there will be a change, and it may not be very pleasant.
So on his 87th birthday, I wish the King good health and a long life….
San Nakji for President!