Enough With The Political Dynasties

Chelsea Clinton

Our country declared its independence from a monarch and an aristocracy. We were founded on the promise that any American, of any background could theoretically be elected President or any other political office. Instead we’re slowing starting the see the rise of the House of Clinton political dynasty with Chelsea Clinton now thinking about getting into politics.

Despite her famed political lineage, Chelsea Clinton has adamantly refused stepping into the political arena. Now, however, Clinton’s answer on her political ambitions is less definitive.

Asked if she would consider jumping into politics, Clinton – daughter of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton – is now saying, “I don’t know.”

“Before my mom’s campaign I would have said no. Not because it was something I had thought a lot about but because people have been asking me that my whole life,” Clinton, speaking of her mother’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential bid, said in an interview for the September issue of Vogue.

“And now I don’t know… . I mean, I have voted in every election that I have been qualified to vote in since I turned eighteen,” Clinton continued.

Can somebody please tell me what exactly are Chelsea Clinton’s qualifications for anything, other than the fact she is the daughter of a former US President and a Secretary of State? The ones feeding this political interest is the media who always seems to create an unofficial royal family in this country by promoting familial political dynasties. We need to get rid of these political dynasties, the Bushes, the Clintons, the Kennedys and all the rest of them. We need new blood in general in American politics because the current status quo is just not working.

There is also another political dynasty in the making with the Paul family in the liberty movement. The father, Ron Paul, is retiring from Congress at the end of the year. His son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, is now seen as the movement’s leader since his father is exiting the political stage. Those of us in the movement need to hold Rand Paul accountable for his votes in the Senate and we need to make him earn any leadership role he would try and claim. A person’s last name should not entitle them to any political power. Finally, we need to continue and nurture other political leaders in the liberty movement, those without the last name of Paul.

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