Supporting the Defenders of the Second Amendment
Your Dog Needs a License,
But Your Congressmen Doesn't.
An individual needs to be certificed to be a doctor, lawyer or an accountant. To sell insurance or securites an individual needs to pass a series of tests that qualify them to serve in their chosen field.
Isn't ironic that the all an individual running for Congress needs to do is find someone willing to finance his or her campaign? Those elected to serve are required to repay the debt whenever they are called upon to do so.
Elections have become a circus and in many of the candidates elected are clowns that make promises before the election that they have no intention to keep after they are elected..
I believe that before anyone can become eligible to run for Congress, they must first take and pass a course on the Constitution and the principles of sound government.
I believe that anyone that desires to run for Congression be required to take a pass a battery of tests on each Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. The individuals scoring in the top three would automatically become the candidates.
There would be no political parties involved.
Each of the candidates would be allocated an equal amount of money to spend on their election. No donations from other sources or personal funds could be used.
I've watched politicians lie through their teeth for many years. A test sounds good but in reality, they would memorize the answers & say what you want to hear & do as they please. No, we need each Bill to pass the test. IMO
The test isn't that easy to memorize, as it is, but would be impossible if it were altered for each attempt. If you have memorized a changing test, then you have memorized the material, which is the point.
The biggest deterrent was the money, and term limits. I think reinstatement of the original 13th amendment making lawyers unable to hold these offices would be another good idea. Proof was found of it's ratification, but the Bar, nor the politicians, intend to acknowledge it, as they were part of changing it. No lobbyists, definitely.
Washington can be cleaned up, you just have to take the lawyers out of it; and the money, and the power.
Remove what attracts the vermin, and they go away.