Hillary or Bush III?

There are thousands of US citizens who could do a better job as president than either one of these two, but they can never have a chance because of not being related to previous presidents, or other types of politicians or public figures giving them recognition, connections and inside information.

I think I could do a better job as US president than Hillary or Bush III because I would make decisions on the basis of what I thought was right for the country as a whole. I might be wrong but I would be honestly wrong. I would not be bought and paid for by special interests, and there are probably thousands of others who would do the same.

But most hereditary politicians will not. That’s why they get nominated in the first place.

There are of course more presidents who are not related to previous presidents than are, but it seems to me the current probability of four presidents being related to other presidents by blood or marriage in the last 28 years indicates the US system of nomination and election for president is seriously flawed.

To have two presidential candidates running in the same race related by blood or marriage to recently elected former presidents would not happen by accident. It would happen because of unfair recognition, consideration, connections and inside information caused by family influence, inside information and connections. It would be interesting to know what percentage of all politicians at all levels, state and federal, are related by blood or marriage to former or current politicians.

Admittedly, whether the current positions of Hillary and Bush III should be considered caused by family inheritances is subject to some debate, given the inheritance in this case is not automatic, as in a hereditary monarchy, which the US resembles more and more every four years.

Hillary and Bush III must have the face appeal and demeanor to get a majority of votes, features accidentally or inevitably biologically inherited, a major determinant of who semi-literate, biased, prejudiced, unthinking voters vote for, barring another abomination such as Bush II’s first election, when the right wing US Supreme Court gave him the election in a 5-4 split decision, despite Al Gore, another hereditary politician, receiving a majority of votes.

But Hillary and Bush III inherited the recognition, money, connections and inside information that made it possible for them to get where they are today, having been given the de facto Demo and Repub nominations by the US presstitute mass media.

Something could happen, accidentally or inevitably, eliminating the necessity of choosing Hillary or Bush III as US president in 2016, but from here and now it looks like it’s take it or leave it. Unfortunately.

Richard John Stapleton is an emeritus professor of business policy, ethics and entrepreneurship who writes on business and politics at www.effectivelearning.net and on Facebook.

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