Did Americans Dream of Democratic Republic or Political Monarchy?
American conservative billionaire Charles Koch gave a revealing interview on ABC News to “This Week” host Jon Karl last weekend, stating his disappointment in the National and Electoral politics lately. However, he observed some good things going locally and on state level, but not nationwide. He is also disappointed by all sorts of personal attacks observed during this election campaign and pitting one person against another, making the U.S. Presidential candidates “terrible role models.”
Koch agreed that American system is rigged to benefit big and wealthy companies like his, while preventing smaller companies from even getting started. When asked if he controls the Republican Party because of his multi-million dollars donations to various causes, he smiled and responded that if he controlled them, we wouldn’t have a two-tiered tax system that benefits the wealthy, while impoverishing the middle and the lower class. When asked about Donald Trump wanting to keep tabs on all the Muslims in the country, Charles said that making Muslims register, like Trump wants, would make our country to become more like the Nazi Germany. “That’s monstrous!” – he added.
Koch also stated that Democratic President Bill Clinton did a better job as president than his Republican successor George W. Bush or present President Barack Obama, who increased Government spending on restrictive regulations 2.5 times more under Bush than it was under President Clinton, and who was trying to do the right thing, but was “misguided” to start wars, trying “to create democracies in countries where that’s counter-productive.”
When asked if it was possible that another Clinton (meaning, Hillary Clinton) could be better than another Republican, he said: “It’s possible…“ When asked if he could see himself supporting Hillary, he smiled diplomatically and responded: “We would have to believe that her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way. And on some of the Republican candidates, before we could support them, we’d have to believe that their actions would be quite different than the rhetoric we heard so far.” He didn’t say he will support Hillary, but he stated a condition for his support, and yet, his words were taken out of the context all over major media resources who claims that this conservative mogul stands behind Clinton, who was fast to respond that she wasn’t interested in his support. This was quite an interesting statement, considering that it was coming from a person who craves for support of Americans all over Facebook with her anti-Trump sponsored advertisements and demand to sign up to show that we are with her…
What Koch may have hinted to us by mentioning Bush and Clinton dynasties, though, is that these choices may not have been accidental. With Bushes, we had a father and a son to become the U.S. Presidents. We also had cousins and grandsons serving as U.S. Presidents before. A husband and a wife, however, would be the first for this country, just as a woman President can be our first.
Unfortunately, an American political system that was initiated by the Founding Fathers as a Democratic Republic has since seemed to be morphed into a dynastic structure, where representatives of several political dynasties replace each other during awfully expensive election season. Do you think an outsider has a chance to get in between them? While searching for data about how many U.S. Presidents have been related to each other, I stumbled upon a shocking article about BridgeAnne d’Avington and her discovery that 43 out of 44 of U.S. Presidents have one common ancestor – King John “Lackland” Plantagenet, also known as evil King John of England, against whom Robin Hood fought! Her research and the relationship chart was so astounding that it got filed into the Library of Congress’s exhibit on the Magna Carta. Even though Obama is our country’s first black President, he, too, is related by blood to King John and is actually the 18th cousin of BridgeAnne herself, and so she wrote him a letter to let him know about her revelation. Somehow, this shocking discovery was missed by all major media outlets, and I would like to know why?
If America had been led only by descendants of King John of England ever since its supposed declaration of Independence, then who are we? A country of freedom with ideals of republican democracy or a colony with political monarchy ruling it till this day? If you think this was not shocking enough, there are hints that John Forbes Kerry if 16th cousin of George W. Bush, and so Mister Kerry himself descends from King Henry II of England and Richard the Lionheart. Before that, George W. Bush rand against Al Gore, who, rumors have it, is also a distant cousin of Richard Nixon and George W. Bush and a descendant of Edward I, Roman Emperors Louis I, II, and Charles II. Al Gove is also a direct descendant of Charlemagne. More than that, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole are also distant cousins and can trace their ancestry to England’s King Henry III and U.S. Presidents William Henry and Benjamin Harrison… Clinton, however, has more royal blood than Dole and is directly descended from the same bloodline as the House of Windsor, every Scottish monarch and King Robert I or France. No wonder our last Presidential races were so close! Is it all just about genetics? Was it ever about the will of American people?
I know that the American people are tired of politicians with the same family names ruling over them and this is manifested in mass support for alternative Republican and Democratic candidates such as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. But wait! Some researchers have proven that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are also distant cousins, and that “their 19th great grandfather is King Edward III, so there is precedent for ruling a country, it’s in their genes.” Where does it leave Bernie Sanders then? You got it! On the outskirts of American history. So much for our illusion of the American Dream and our American Freedoms that we have sacrificed so many lives for…
Author: Melinda White