November 26, 2013 by History in a Hurry
King Canute Says That Barack Obama Is An Unworthy Ruler
by Michael S. Rozeff
“…with the greatest vigor he [King Canute] commanded that his chair should be set on the shore, when the tide began to rise. And then he spoke to the rising sea saying ‘You are part of my dominion, and the ground that I am seated upon is mine, nor has anyone disobeyed my orders with impunity. Therefore, I order you not to rise onto my land, nor to wet the clothes or body of your Lord'”.
This, in effect, is Obama’s executive order on climate change, which is equally ludicrous and actually worse since the climate change is not predictable as the tides are. In any event, coping with weather and climate changes is a perfect job for markets.
Now, the rest of the story in which Canute deems Obama unworthy: