"Those whom are ignorant of their history are doomed to repeat it."
I'm doing well. a little busy with collage work right now but figured id take some time to do this. Arguing is very calming.
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!" Samuel Adams
I'd be more interested in each prospective candidate writing a complete job description for the office they intend to hold. That would be interesting.
If you don't have to pass a test of civics in order to vote, then you should have to pass one to be voted into office.
The problem isn't that the politicians don't understand basic history and civics.
The problem is that the average voter doesn't understand basic history and civics.
If we did give politicians a test, the voters still wouldn't have any way to understand whether the test given was a true test of the relevant information required to be an elected official.
In fact, we see debate here everyday regarding both history and civics.
Why should we assume that people that are less informed than the membership here could determine the validity of the test questions and what would be considered the correct answers?
How about passing one to get on this forum??? Hmmm.
"It is only when men contemplate the greatness of God that they can come to realize their own inadequacy." Jean Calvin