posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 02:08 PM
I do think it would be wrong to (mis)judge him based solely on his family name. He deserves a fair look based on his own merits or demerits as the
case may be.
However, something that has been brought up before with the Kennedys, George W. Bush, and with Hillary Clinton is the growing trend of Family
Politicians becoming the new Aristocracy. We have a small handful of families in the United States who rule this nation, rather than a diversity of
politicians from all walks of life that would more accurately represent the composition of the People of the United States.
Our Founding Fathers overthrew the shackles of Aristocracy, just as our French brethren did in their own Revolution shortly after ours.
Thomas Jefferson once said:
"There is an artificial aristocracy, founded on birth and privelege, without virtue or talents... The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous
ingredient in government, and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendency."
Little more than two centuries have passed and we have once again an emerging Aristocracy in the United States comprised of those who are born into a
particular family of wealth and privilege, who ascend to positions of power without virtue or talent.
For that reason alone, I would personally be hesitant to ever vote George P. Bush into the White House, regardless of what his merits or demerits may