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Clinton Gives More Than Enough Reasons to Disfavor Candidacy

by Josh Guckert

#1. Do we really want an oligarchy?

The United States was founded upon the selection of rulers by popular sovereignty rather than ascension through bloodlines. Do we really want the first female President to be the wife of a former President? There is no doubt that Mrs. Clinton will play up her husband’s accomplishments while he was President in order to suggest that she will be able to replicate his successes. Legitimate candidates should not have to rely on their spouses or relatives to display why they are fit to serve.

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About The Author

Josh Guckert
Associate Editor

Josh Guckert is a 25-year-old lawyer and has been a contributor to The Libertarian Republic since January 2015. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his BA in Political Science with a History Minor in 2013 before earning his JD in 2016. During his time in law school, he served as the Editor in Chief of the Pittsburgh Tax Review and Editorial Coordinator for the JURIST legal news service. He was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. He is a 2013 graduate of Cato University, hosted by the Cato Institute. His largest areas of interest within the liberty movement include the protection of civil liberties and economic freedom. He is the former President of the Pitt chapter of Students for Rand and a former President of the Pitt Law chapter of the Federalist Society.