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    Default Qualifications to be a politician?

    Should there be certain requirements or other limitations before one can qualify to become a politician?

    Should they pass some sort of IQ threshold?
    Be able to posses a certain amount of knowledge in a particular area? (particularly if they are to become a minister)
    Knowledge of statistics and other data interpretation methods?
    Other requirements?

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    What kind of politican are you talking about and on what level? Local? State? National?

    There are age requirements for national politicians, 35 for president of the US, 30 for senate and 25 for house of reps, I believe. Of course, everyone is way older than that anyway.

    Some politicians appear to know alot on the surface but are not so good at applying the knowledge to the real world or they are out of touch with the needs and wants of the general population. So I doubt that knowledge tests would do much good.

    Ideally, the ones with the highest IQs should prevail as the dumb ones shouldn't get elected but that doesn't always happen. Look at George W. Bush.
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    A politician should be held to the highest ethical standards

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    Should they pass some sort of IQ threshold?
    This is where I stopped reading.

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    I think wisdom would be the most important quality for any kind of leader to have.

    If that's lacking, I will settle for intelligence.

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    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.

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    1. Congress won't pass requirements into law that they don't meet.

    2. If politicians aren't good enough to be in office then people shouldn't vote for them.

    3. It might make more sense to put requirements on voters instead of politicians.

    4. Politicians can't possibly be an expert in everything that is important. That's why they have staffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    1. Congress won't pass requirements into law that they don't meet.

    2. If politicians aren't good enough to be in office then people shouldn't vote for them.

    3. It might make more sense to put requirements on voters instead of politicians.

    4. Politicians can't possibly be an expert in everything that is important. That's why they have staffs.
    1. That's true.

    2. Very true.

    3. Sounds quasi-Fascist.

    4. Excellent point.

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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.
    That's a short term win for a long term blowout loss. What about bioethics? Science? Engineering? We need people who know this shit inside and out in politics. Politicians should come from various fields of expertise and to prioritize one field is to ignore the concerns of another, which will only lead to huge problems later on. Today's economic crisis is tomorrow's bioethics crisis, where poorly regulated biological interventions irreversibly screw with gene pool diversity and other major problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spurgeon View Post
    3. Sounds quasi-Fascist.
    I don't see how democracy is hindered any less by regulating who can create and vote on laws than it is by regulating who can vote on those people.

    It may be quasi-Fascist, but if it is then the idea of putting regulations on politicians is no less so.
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