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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A great thing to add to the US constitution

Richard Cohen makes a good case for adding an amendment to the US constitution that wold prohibit children of presidents from running for the office themselves. "Now is the time for yet another amendment. This one would ensure that no child of a president could become president."

Cohen explains that Bush's reasons for invading Iraq are somewhat colored by his father's experience with the country. Given the magnitude of the decisions made by the chief executive of any government, its probably a good idea to keep family stuff out of the decision making process.


Anonymous said...

Why not spouses, too? It seems that a similar logic would apply there.

Al Brown said...

I totally agree. I don't think I want Hillary reacting to things based on what Bill did either. For that matter, brothers and sisters and parents also make sense. Any direct relative or marital connection.