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Hannah’s commencement

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Commencement time! Lori and I delighted in the graduation of our daughter Hannah last Saturday. She received a B.S.N. from the University of Iowa College of Nursing on May 12, 2007. See the video below the photo for a glimpse of the ceremony.  It makes me smile every time I watch it.

Hannah commencement

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May 15, 2007 at 11:19 am

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Two families, 28 years of Presidency?

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Over at God’s Politics, an astute observer points out that if Hillary Clinton were elected President and served two terms “it would mean that two families would share the presidency of the United States for 28 years.”

Two families, each with a vast network of connections to the rich and powerful of the world.

I wonder if ordinary, non-influential people benefit, in the long run, when so much power remains in the hands of so few. Does it not diminish the democratic distribution of authority?

For instance, imagine a George W. Bush Presidency without George H.W. Bush connections. Remove Rumsfeld. Remove Cheney. Would he have been able to take us to war without the concentration of power that oligarchy brings?

Read the comments, below, for other excellent examples – especially from naj regarding Iran.

Related Post: Power Corrupts – Here’s its antidote
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May 15, 2007 at 6:00 am