But did it work? Think of the disproportionate political influence of the Adams, Roosevelt, Kennedy and now Bush families. We seem to have regrown a hereditary ruling class.
For my two cents, that's because we have allowed government to do 'way too much ruling! This sort of thing attracts a decidedly inferior sort to public service.
But Obama's tsake is really interesting. Using every one is "born equal" out of historical context instead of "all men are created equal", he himself is claiming access to that discarded nobility, as a putative noble.
For that reason, people should be very wary of him. I have a feeling he could easily become a dictator. For an alleged constitutional law scholar and professor, he sure has some pretty sophomoric ideas about the Declaration of Independence.
After all I was born equal to Ronald Reagan, and therefore proclaim my equality by running for the presidency. I am the best noble of them all!!!!!!
I look forward to more of Obama's twisted ideology, so we can laugh him back to his childhood, Indonesian madrassa.