I am often reminded of Kipling lately. One I just heard capably performed by Leslie Fish: The Old Issue (the lyrics). You can get this and other Kipling poems set to music from her web site.
The specific words that got my attention:
He shall take a tribute, toll of all our ware;
He shall change our gold for arms—arms we may not bear.
He shall break his judges if they cross his word;
He shall rule above the Law calling on the Lord.
Looking back at history, the Parliament had once saved England from its king. Then the Lord Protector had to save England from the Parliament. And once Cromwell died, the English invited a foreign king to rule them again. Kipling again:
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
I suspect that the coming US events will resemble his verses.