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Sat Jan 30, 2021, 01:18 PM

Nope. No real requirements to run for public office in America.

Does that seem OK to you?


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Reply Nope. No real requirements to run for public office in America. (Original post)
cilla4progress Jan 2021 OP
Irish_Dem Jan 2021 #1
MineralMan Jan 2021 #2
cilla4progress Jan 2021 #3
Hoyt Jan 2021 #4
LeftInTX Jan 2021 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2021 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2021 #5
WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2021 #6
cilla4progress Jan 2021 #8

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 01:20 PM

1. No education, no experience, no character required.

Just run your mouth with crazy crap.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 01:22 PM

2. It's interesting, really. Anyone can run for office, pretty much.

That's why campaigns exist. They are supposed to provide time for people to learn more about the candidates. Usually, that works out OK, but not always.

However, it is always possible for an unworthy candidate to win an election, for whatever reason. It happens. Fortunately, they soon stand out as being unworthy of their office and are outnumbered by others who are competent, whether we agree with their political positions or not.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 01:26 PM

3. I hope you are right, MM!

I hope the evil will be excised, and good prevail in the end!


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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 01:30 PM

4. Who should set the requirements? Obviously prohibitions on gunz are reasonable, but what about

 

education, beliefs, etc.

Voters should have more sense than to vote for trump, Taylor, Cruz, and the like, but I'm for limited requirements to run.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 01:33 PM

7. Qualifications set up in the 18th century

Maybe there a few laws that have been added to the books. But who makes those laws?

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:19 PM

9. At that time the only people who would or even could afford to run for office

were well-educated, upper-class white men (that is, pretty much the only people who could even vote) so they probably didn't think it was necessary to impose specific eligibility requirements on candidates.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 01:31 PM

5. In today's GOP that seems to be a feature and not a bug.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 01:33 PM

6. "Does that seem OK to you?"

Yes.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 01:38 PM

8. Like a background check (no violent felonies) and

a HS degree too much to ask?

Like the nice lady says.

Each party should rise to the occasion. If they had, maybe we wouldn't have ended up with the disgraced ex- president and fascism at our doorstep.

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