Caroline Kennedy for senator.
An experience politician without good intent is worthless to the country he serves.
If the people's choice to elect an experience politicians to office was the ultimate requirement that produces good government than how would we explain our current situation. Obviously experience is not everything because if it was, we would have made smarter choices that contributed to our interest as a country. Although experience is important, it's not all that is needed ...one must also look at the intention behind the experience. It is only by knowing the candidate intention can we truthfully trust him to govern.
Caroline Kennedy may not have enough experience as a political figure but that doesn't mean she's not capable. The question should be what does she intend to accomplish in two years as a senator ….not that she has no experience. And besides, Under Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution exist only three qualifications to become a US state senator. 1) each senator must be at least 30 years old, 2) must have been a citizen of the United States for at least the past nine years, and 3) must be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state they seek to represent. They have been many people with a lots of experience who have occupied senate seat in this country but have their all done good for the country? This is a question that is worth pondering on because we're obviously not asking the right question. Experience is only important when the intent behind it is back up by good deed, otherwise experience is worthless.
I am not debating that Caroline Kennedy should be granted the senate seat just because she's a Kennedy. However, she should not be exempt as a candidate because she hasn't had enough experience as a political figure. The question we should be asking is who are the other candidates and what do they have to offer us that is so superior than what Caroline Kennedy can't do as a senator in two years. If experience is the only measure of our selection process than we are more likely to repeat our mistakes. We do not know the candidates unless we know their intentions. At least Caroline Kennedy came from a family who fought and die for this country and to my knowledge that should count for something.
It should count for something not in the sense that we should grant her the position because she's a Kennedy but rather because her family lines have showed good intent towards this country's progress. Well, perhaps it's hard to have people look at what her family have done for the country as oppose to the name Kennedy. Nonetheless, what the name Kennedy mean to some Americans does not always underline what the family have done for the country. So in a sense it's worth looking at the family history of activism apart from the name Kennedy.
After all this is only a two years position where she can prove herself as a Kennedy. If she shows good intent the people of New York will elect her ….if not we'll vote for whoever that it maybe at that time who might be more promising. Nonetheless, that two years as a senator will allow her to get her feet wet, by then she should already know how to mix the water so that she don't get burn. In behalf of all Americans who thinks that she deserve this senate seat, we hope that if she get appointed, she doesn't disappoint us. We're counting on her to carryout her father's dream to the full extent.
As New Yorkers and registered voters, we seriously think that David Paterson should consider appointing Caroline Kennedy to the senate seat. Give her the opportunity to live her father's dream. The dream set by this quote, the quote that patriotically engaged us “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. Well ladies and gent, Caroline Kennedy wants to do something for her country and today is the day to help her accomplish it. We should all let our voice heard by replying to this hub and link it to David Paterson website. And those who disapproved of Caroline Kennedy candidacy for the senate seat are welcome to reply as well for they is no democracy if there are no opposition.