after a certain age should older politicians and judges be required to under go a mental exam?
Based on what?
Many practicing attorneys could not pass the bar later in their careers.
Should we require Attorneys to retake the bar every couple of years?
Who would make this decision.
Yes. But my comment is based on the fact that I use every opportunity I get to look smart and in my opinion, politicians are idiots.
Absolutely! Sen. Byrd is apparently senile as Thurman was!
Anyone running for public office should have to understand the concepts of hypcritical and irony.
based on the fact that there is a lot of very powerful and very old politicians and judges making decisions that affect this country,and some of them are battleing dementia,and ahlzheimers,think about that,I'm not talking about retaking the bar exam I'm talking tests designed to see if they are in they're right state of mind.
Why...that would just be one other thing to add to the list of things...they can't pass right!
realistically everyone in every job should be made to do a retest every couple of years, as when you have been in a job for a couple of years you become relaxed and lazy, you start to skimp on your work just to get it out of the way, and you pick up bad habits that you should really do and can forget how to do your job properly.
So as you have mentioned, we should have tests to see if you are still upto speed and fully capable of doing your job, for those of us that do do our work it could be good, as we see those idle ones at work and get annoyed by the lack of work that they do, they owuld soon be gone once they fail the test
awwh thank you, that's the first time i've been told that, usually i'm told it's different, it comprises of 3 differrent languages, Chouji - Japanese, Von - German, Lycan - Greek, it basically means "New Birth From Werewolves" so it's a very odd name granted lol
I think it's a good idea, but instead of making it standard to all judges, perhaps they should use a triggering event(s). When it comes to politicians, there's no difference between an incompetent one and a competent one.
Am not sure about competancy - sincerity, passion, integrity should be demonstrated -
have no clue how.
More important to me would be what qualities to exclude - lack of flexibility, dogmatic belief system, judgmental, arrogant, ulterior motives, conflict of interest, individualistic personality.
maybe a mandatory retirement age for all of them like...65 or 72?
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