Is our nation the democracy/republic we were
taught it is in school?
Or is what we have actually a government influenced, controlled by a privileged few, a clique perhaps?
Consider: Would George W. Bush with his blemished military record and unremarkable intellect ever have been governor of Texas, then president of the world's most powerful nation -- red phone by his bedside and all -- had his father not preceded him as a president?
Would Donald Trump -- of the managed hairdo and challenged rhetoric -- ever have managed to be presidential timbre had he not been born rich and raised in economic and social privilege?
And had Hillary Clinton not been the wife of a previous president, would she ever have been a senator, then secretary of state -- of questionable statesmanship and very likely illegal security management -- then the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party?
I would personally suppose not, or at best say unclear.
What do you think?