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    how about we just elect them using mud wresteling instead of debates.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    How about voters actually engage their brain when voting?

    It's all emotion based. If it was not, there would not be ignorance because people would seek out the truth.

    Instead, they seek out lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green_Pine View Post
    How about voters actually engage their brain when voting?

    It's all emotion based. If it was not, there would not be ignorance because people would seek out the truth.

    Instead, they seek out lies.
    And probably some massively progressive income taxes.

    Or perhaps they'd not vote because reasoning that democracy and finance being incompatible and finance being the stronger that the real government will exert itself whatever way they vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beargryllz View Post
    A politician should be held to the highest ethical standards
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Minimum educational requirements that necessitate both:
    • A BA in Economics.
    • A BA in Law with a focus on Constitutional Law.

    Too many politicians are illiterate, as it relates to both fields.
    From when a BA in economics and law are a guarantee of competence? Yes, politicians are often illiterate in economy, but a BA in economy does'nt solve the problem at all since many of the students leave the university believing in socialists and keneysians bullshits.

    It's interesting to see that people have answered to this "what about biology? What about science?" Indeed, if a politician was truly able to do that job, that would mean that he is omniscient, but no one is.

    Actually the question "what are the qualifications to be a politician" is "what are the qualifications for a human being to take decision about what others human being must do", and the answer is "no one is qualified for this".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Money makes the world go round, particularly from a country's perspective as it relates to the world. If a minimal understanding isn't there, you end up with $15 trillion dollar national debt. Oh wait...

    As far as ethics are concerned, having a minimal education level in several studies, doesn't negate ethical concerns or judgments whether they encompass science or education.
    Your own argument undoes itself.

    Guess what? You can fix 15 trillion of debt, and you can actually create and dissolve countries, and it will happen one day. Your highlighting the significance of economics doesn't stand up to historical precedence (every empire collapses in a matter of time), and your nod to "ethical concerns or judgments" constructs a representation of science that only shows ignorance to the complexity of the decisions to be made about things that, ultimately, are little understood. You can fix 15 trillion of debt. What you cannot fix is a fucked human gene pool. Historical precedence would argue that economics should be the "concerns or judgments" subordinate to prioritizing the human race's health and survival.

    Money doesn't make the world go round. It is an invention, a made up thing unto which value is projected. Genes are real, dude. Genes make the human race go round.

    I'm not saying economics doesn't matter, because obviously it does, but your arguments show that you're caught up in a worldview bubble that could be burst by the larger things moving around outside of yourself.
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    Apparently the word "minimum" is too difficult for people to grasp. It doesn't take that long or superhuman effort to get both a bachelor's in economics and law. Anyways, tired of the deliberate misinterpretation of what I posted. But I stand by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Apparently the word "minimum" is too difficult for people to grasp. It doesn't take that long or superhuman effort to get both a bachelor's in economics and law. Anyways, tired of the deliberate misinterpretation of what I posted. But I stand by it.
    The thing is that a "minimum of qualification" is not "enough qualification" to be a politician. If they truly were what they say they are, they would have to be superhumans.
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