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should politicians and judges be required to take competency tests?

  1. bill yon profile image54
    bill yonposted 7 years ago

    after a certain age should older politicians and judges be required to under go a mental exam?

    1. MikeNV profile image71
      MikeNVposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm gonna go ahead and put you in charge of that.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol

    2. NewYorker profile image62
      NewYorkerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

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      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely!  Sen. Byrd is apparently senile as Thurman was!

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      chasingcarsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Anyone running for public office should have to understand the concepts of hypcritical and irony.

  2. bill yon profile image54
    bill yonposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. The Rope profile image60
      The Ropeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's one of the reasons all politicians and judges should have term limits.

  3. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    No. Another waste of taxpayer money.

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    ""CARING"" test maybe

  5. manlypoetryman profile image67
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Why...that would just be one other thing to add to the list of things...they can't pass right!

  6. Chouji-Von-Lycan profile image54
    Chouji-Von-Lycanposted 7 years ago

    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 smile

    1. NewYorker profile image62
      NewYorkerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is a beautiful username..

      1. Chouji-Von-Lycan profile image54
        Chouji-Von-Lycanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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        1. NewYorker profile image62
          NewYorkerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I was trying to pronounce it..

          But man, that just looks gorgeous.

  7. Flightkeeper profile image73
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. The Rope profile image60
      The Ropeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      big_smilebig_smile:

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    Amazin Gracieposted 7 years ago

    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.

  9. bill yon profile image54
    bill yonposted 7 years ago

    maybe a mandatory retirement age for all of them like...65 or 72?

 
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