Sunday, October 23, 2016

Best Qualifications For Voting

Rather than raw political knowledge about the transient members of ;the Government, I suggest the following qualification for all citizens under 30-years of age.

A minimum of 20-months of honorable service in the Armed forces of the USA or the US Coast Guard or (In such dangerous places as East Africa, East Los Angeles, Spanish Harlem) equivalent civilian service (Not less than 300-miles from their home-town) as the Peace Corps, Domestic Peace Corps, US Public Health Service, Etc..

It is proper to add adult women who voluntarily birth and successfully raise children in such a manner as supports "The Common Good".

I am also opposed to any person serving as Secretary Of Defense and his/her next two highest level of administrators being allowed to serve without that same and dangerous service.

The voters should consider the prior, dangerous, service of candidates for every elected Federal office.

An Amendment to the Constitution would be required for, at least, the voting restriction above, which might well have a ten year (After ratification) delay to allow citizens to satisfy this requirement. Feminists and real women are AND have been welcome into the noted organizations/services in which duty involves a risk of death or great bodily harm. Twenty-months of "don't ask, don't tell" is not an unreasonable condition.

"Those who would rule should first serve"; A principle generally held by the Western Roman Empire which survived for much, much, longer than the USA has been in existence; If things continue as now, for longer than it will survive.

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