I think it’s because a king and queen would be the father and mother and the citizens a family. I remember when Ross Perot was running some moron with a ponytail said to Perot, “Consider us your children.”
A woman I know said she saw some guy in a crowd call Bill Clinton, “Dad.”
Donald Trump is somewhat kingly and fatherly. Hillary Clinton, aka the Hildebeast, is more of an Evil Queen Wannabe. I’m sure she doesn’t look in the mirror asking it, “Who’s the fairest of them all?” but her attitude is that is she is the fairest (such is the power of myths and fairy tales).
The effeminate Brak Yomama is not fatherly or kingly in the slightest, nor is First Wookie queenly at all. Neither of the wimpy, inbred Bushes was fatherly.
Scholars for thousands of years have argued the pros and cons of kings. They are, believe it or not, some advantages to kings even with absolute power.
Some men, very few, can handle absolute power. They never seek it out and are always of a philosophical nature.
I had mentioned the greatest of the eastern kings was Akbar the Great, who was charmed by philosophy, which in those days meant ethics and how to live the best life and how to govern the best for the citizens.
In the West the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius is probably the best-known. But there were many others besides him, such as Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius.
These men were ethical and uninterested in power, which is why they were such great rulers.
There are two problems with those with absolute power: the kingdom falling apart on their deaths and finding a worthy successor (Marcus Aurelius chose his worthless son, Commodus).
Why do we not have any philosopher Presidents, just idiots? (that moron Dubya Shrub once said Jesus was his “favorite philosopher”).
Because under democracy only the amoral or immoral and power-mad run for office (I once had an 83-year-old man, who spent his life in politics, tell me had had met just once politician who didn’t have sex, money and drug problems. Among the Romans, Caligula was a perfect example of that).
In democracy the worst get on top, which is why democracies have always fallen. That’s why the United States as founded as a republic (which in many ways it still is).
Ancients scholars such as Cicero and Polybius argued mixed government were best. Taking the best of emperors, democracy and aristocracies. That’s what the United States was founded on, although these days the President has gained too much power, even though we vote them in.
How to predict the future? Not possible except to look to the past. And, again, the past tell us that democracies have always fallen.
The country will survive but good riddance to the government.