Age and citizenship is not enough. We need new requirements for president.

Jeff, aka Brookingslib over at On The Fence Voters has read my mind and written the post that I have been thinking about for quite some time now, but never got around to. A lot has changed in 230+ years, and it’s time for a few changes in our Constitution. Take a look at this post, for it is a common-sense, practical solution that would prevent a future recurrence of our current nightmare. Thank you, Jeff, for implied permission to share 😉

On The Fence Voters

Article 2, Section One, The United States Constitution: No person except a natural-born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. 

So there you have it. In order to qualify to become the president of the United States of America, this little paragraph of our beloved Constitution spells it out. Is it me or doesn’t it seem a bid odd that the requirements to become the most powerful person in the free world are a bit on the weak side? I mean, I’ve seen job postings for dog-walker that are harder to qualify for.

I have to admit, since the election of Donald…

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13 thoughts on “Age and citizenship is not enough. We need new requirements for president.

  1. The people when they vote have all the responsibility to decide on fitness of the candidate. Now that’s a serious problem. They’re also supposed to know truth from fiction. National Enquirer, conspiracy theories, reality tv, snake oil…..

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      • Not to worry, Jill, no argument needed. I am just stating my very anarchic propositions as usual. A college degree guarantees nothing good about a person, while lack of a degree does not have to say anything bad about them either. Now, if you could somehow quantify wisdom, there might be something to look at. However, some of the wisest people I ever met I met in jail.

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  2. They all seem very reasonable requests but when taken together, even if not all at once, they should ensure a fit person taking office. Trump would never have qualified but by giving himself two years (at least) of Government service he would have been able to apply. He might then have been more understanding of the immense problem a shut down incurs.
    Cwtch

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    • Back in 1787 when the Constitution was written, there was nobody with government experience, and only the wealthy had any bit of higher education, so it would have made no sense to include those qualifications. But it’s a whole different ballgame in this, the 21st century, and it’s time we up the ante for the most powerful position in the nation. As we have seen, the voters cannot be counted on to seek out only the ‘best and the brightest’. I agree that it will require small steps, but it’s well past time we start expecting something better than a mumbling dolt in the White House.
      Cwtch

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