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Originally posted by JTMarlin
Hey quick question this probably has been brought up so point me in the right direction! But I heard from a fellow employee in our lab that all of our Presidents have the Bloodline of Kings and/or Queens of Europe and that if you are born into this bloodline you will more than likely become president. And if you are not part of the bloodline you will not become president. I dont know if it is true or not but its kind of intresting.
Royal lineage is antithetical to American democracy...
...nor do U.S. presidents belong to "royal bloodlines."
What makes a president is the vote of the people, distributed by the Electoral College. Theoretically, any natural-born U.S. citizen that meets the other qualifications as given in the Constitution can become President.
Originally posted by jackinthebox
Not true. While they may not be in line to inherit a throne in the near future, there is plenty of documentation to show that many, if not all Presidents have royal blood. But then again, I have royal blood too and I'm homess, so I'm not really too sure how much of an issue it really is.
Originally posted by Landru
We discussed this on ATS in March.. I said then and stand by the idea that if you have European heritage the odds are pretty overwhelming that you are descended from Charlemagne ... and virtually 100% of European royals are. Even were you to be among the potential 20% of Europeans that misses out on descent - it still is a pretty common thing. It would actually be spookier if by some selected breeding they found people not descended from him to be our leaders. THAT would be statistically scarier.