A good topic and one which many more should explore with less heat and morelight. I offer a post I sent to an Asatrú list whereupon the same topic was raised.
Some of you (who haven't met me) might be surprised by the below.
I am, I think, unusual amongst my fellows in the Asatrú communities.
I am moderate in manner (in most things).
I believe in Kingship.
I know that the Kingship which we have discussed and shall discuss is notChurch-State Monarchical Divine Right in Nature.
I know the King is of the Folk.
(In this sense, "offspring" is used to denote a closer connection to the Wellspring of Wyrd.) I know the King acts with the Holy for the Folk.
The King is the Heart and Head of the Folk.
I acknowledge and respect the Kingly amongst us, whether raised on the shieldor not, whether others see them or not. I drink to the Health, Long Life and Good, Strong Luck of the Kingly amongst us, for I am guarded by their presence as surely as those closest to them.
I am a friend to Kings and Wights, to Gods and Man.
I hold Oath with no King, not because of disdain, but because I believe in theKingship too strongly to give Hollow Oath.
I am a man of the boundaries, a huntsman from the far mountains, a wanderer inthe Woods.
I strive to be welcome at trading post, tavern and temple, and do enjoy the company of others.
I work with communities, but have few (though important and growing in number) Bonds of loyalty and friendship within those communities.
I am a Rover and a Skald.
I am True to the Holy Ones.
In Frith under Troth, may the Gods see you!