Political dynasties

Dear Editor: Christina Kirchner was elected to succeed her husband Nestor as President of Argentina. Kim Jong-un, the current Supreme Leader of the Democratic Republic of North Korea inherited his title from his father. Raul Castro was appointed President of Cuba by his brother Fidel.

These are examples of political dynasties in other countries. They produced a smooth transition of power and stable governments in those countries.

In spite of those merits I prefer our process of free elections because they provide economic stimulus to the radio, TV, newspaper. advertising and travel industries that employ thousands of people, entertain us through the primary and final elections and allow us to exercise our right to vote for the candidate of our choice.

Our political system would be perfect if it wasn’t for the national impoverishment of political leaders. I certainly don’t want to vote for a Clinton or a Bush anymore. I hope that there are other people who can create new and more effective political agendas. The country certainly deserves better than the current political dynasties offer.

Jorge Montero

Downey

 

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Published: March 26, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 50