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Our Leaders Should be Educated

Updated on March 3, 2013
They can talk their way through the polls
They can talk their way through the polls

The Only Ones Not to get Further Education


The leaders of our countries can get their positions simply because they are good speakers. They may have been local organizers but be very articulate. Their character makes them popular, so they get selected to run for higher office.


Just because your family doctor is good, you wouldn't insist he do your brain surgery if he wasn't qualified. This should be the case with politicians.


Politicians, who seek higher office, should have to at least of completed certain courses. These courses could include ethics, World politics, national geography and perhaps military affairs. The only thing some politicians know about some of the areas they are to govern, is what they are told will attract votes, when they go there for their first time, for the interest in their campaign. They are often too involved in local affairs to notice what is going on else where in the world.


Politics is probably one of the only professions, where you can continue getting promotions without doing further studies. They would probably tell you they are far too busy to take time to study. Tell that to the medical interns, who have to make the time if they want to progress.


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    • TeaPartyCrasher profile image

      TeaPartyCrasher 6 years ago from Camp Hill, PA


      You may have hit the nail on the head!

      But then there's the curious reason why cons are constantly attacking education.

    • Christopher Price profile image

      Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA

      Many voters are fearfull of obviously intelligent candidates for office. They are afraid the candidate will be an educated elitist with no understanding of the plight of the common man (who is lacking in booklearning but wise from surviving the school of hard knocks).

      Bush was believable and embraced by people who figured he was just a regular dumby like them and couldn't be smart enough to scam 'em.

      People don't trust someone that is obvoiusly smarter than they are.

      So, educate EVERYONE and let the voters make an intelligent choice.


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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      As much as anything we need voter education so they know what truly qualifies a politician and leader. Some presidents like Harry Truman educated themselves by reading heavily in history. Law used to be consideered the best qualifier for public office which is why some like Andrew Jackson studied law. I think the same was true of Lincoln. Now most of the politicians seem to be lawyers and I don't think they meet either your or my standards.

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      CheyenneAutumn 6 years ago

      Rafken - I agree somewhat... I think though that politicians today are groomed and set up as frontmen(women) for the positions they hold. The idea of by the people for the people requires that there at least be some common ground. While the need for someone in office to have the education necessary to understand they dynamics of the things going on in the world today, it is equally improtant that they are in touch with the greater population in order to meet those needs. Sometimes the more we are educated on a subject the less in touch we are with the applications of them..

      Great post - can really make you think about what we all need... to be educated and grow!

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      What a radical suggestion! It'll never fly. Unfortunately. :)

    • rafken profile image

      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      Thanks for your comments

    • TeaPartyCrasher profile image

      TeaPartyCrasher 6 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      I would be nice not to have to deal with folks like Palin, and "G-Duh".

    • Tony DeLorger profile image

      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia