I have a thought. Maybe it’s a good one. Maybe not. I’ll let you decide.
It occurred to me that in America, we love proficiency tests. We test teenagers with both a written and practical test before issuing them a license to operate an automobile. Many states even require employees of restaurants to pass an exam to get certified to prepare food. Lots of professions require schooling and proficiency testing before one can practice a certain field of expertise.
Yet here are the only prerequisites for becoming President:
- He/she must be a Citizen or Natural Born citizen of the United States of America.
- Must be at least 35 years of age.
- Must have resided in the United States for at least fourteen years.
That’s it. There is no requirement for the candidate to possess any type of knowledge or expertise in order to become the most powerful person in the world. The entire US military and our nuclear arsenal are in the hands of anyone that can raise enough money to campaign for the office and convince enough people (through a rigged electoral system – I’ll leave that for another article) that they should sit in the Oval Office. To be honest, I’m amazed that I never questioned this before. This is insanity.