• Sure, I think so. They are as entitled to participate as any other citizen in the political activities of the nation. 11/1/23
  • In the USA, a politician can say whatever they want about a celebrity and a celebrity can say whatever they want about politics. Whether we should take these comments seriously is a different issue, in my assessment. Often times, celebrities have become political powers here. I don't think it's generally a good idea, but it'd be foolish to deny that it happens. For example, Donald Trump had zero political experience before becoming President. He was simply a celebrity saying political things. Originally, the basic idea of the USA was to have apolitical system driven by "regular people," like Benjamin Franklin, who was a printer, or Thomas Jefferson, who was a farmer, or John Hancock, who was a smuggler. To be fair, though, governments of contemporary nations were mostly monarchies, so, the idea of a career politician was not really a viable thing at the time. Indeed, there were non-monarch-led republics at the time, but they weren't really notable as stable governments. For example, the Swiss Republic had existed for a while by 1776, but it was on the verge of collapse, and, anyway, it was generally led by representatives who were just the monarchs of their individual cantons (states) and not elected officials by any stretch. Or Poland, which was also on the verge of collapse in 1776, which had their nobility elect a king, who could be recalled if the nobility was unhappy. Anyway, no one was running a modern government with career politicians who were not from some sort of royal bloodline or whatever equivalent. That has since changed worldwide, but the USA was possibly the birthplace of the idea.
  • Not so sure about this
  • Everyone has an opinion.

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