In trouncing King George’s red-coated goon squad, you made it possible for the donor class to slowly buy up more and more control of your shiny new government, allowing for a system of rule determined not by royal bloodlines, but by wealth bloodlines.
America Celebrates Lateral Transition From Monarchy To Corporatist Oligarchy
Caitlin Johnstone

No. US Independence made it possible for that further struggle against “wealth bloodlines” at least unshackled from “royal bloodlines”. As a fellow Australian you should offer a disclaimer: we haven’t even got top that basic stage of US or French statehood — recall the Australian “Constitution” (the British excuse is even more bizarre — it is only notional from all case law!)

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