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  •  British Whigs (11+ / 0-)

    Although slightly more liberal than the Tories, the core of the Whig Party was a small group of very wealthy aristocrats supported by their relatives, cronies and dependants. The core group was sometimes called 'the mystic circle of the great-grand motherhood' because most of them were related. They certainly comprised far less than one per-cent of British society in the late 17th to early 19th century.

    It may be that the rich Americans referred to in this diary might aspire to the position in a post democratic America that the Whigs had in a pre democratic Britain. However they probably do not know enough history to come up with the idea.

    There is no man alive who is sufficiently good to rule the life of the man next door to him. Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, M.P.

    by Gary J on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 02:58:17 PM PDT

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    •  actually, what you're describing is exactly (10+ / 0-)

      the scenario the family foundation (aka the c street foundation) has been advocating as a replacement form of government once the constitution is declared a bothersome anachronism -- something they've been working toward since 1935, fwiw.

      it's their belief that a small group of elite individuals (in their case, fundamentalist christians) would do a much better job of governing the country than our current representative democracy.

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