Good post and good points thanks. Although the US Presidents are indeed related in the ways shown there have been many additional factors other than genetics and becoming accustomed to family power. Each individual and each family has choices anew with each generation. But this has all as you point out been thousands of years in the making. If we go back far enough to the beginnings of civilizations we will assuredly find the same crazy threads. Once humans traded "primitive" freedom for the supposed safety of civilizations they began reinforcing certain types of power. We the people determine and reinforce these individual's power.

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