- Must have birth certificate to file with other paperwork when setting up to run for President.
- Must pass a written test by writing a 2-5 page single spaced essay on why I want to be President.
- Must NOT be a billionaire!
- Must have served in the military for at least 3 years.
- Must provide personal and business US tax returns for 5 years prior to running for the Presidency to include the current year of election campaign.
- Must be in demonstrative good health confirmed by the current US Surgeon General or designate.
- “How do we set up a means to ensure this person is able to speak in coherent sentences?”
- OH! Must have a psychological profile on file and available to the public. Any narcissistic or social-pathic indications are non-qualifications for the Presidency.
- Our rules need to be changed to prevent the following: sourcefavoritism, cronyism, and nepotism
As favoritism is the broadest of these related terms, we’ll start with its definition. Basically favoritism is just what it sounds like; it’s favoring a person not because he or she is doing the best job but rather because of some extraneous feature-membership in a favored group, personal likes and dislikes, etc. Favoritism can be demonstrated in hiring, honoring, or awarding contracts. A related idea is patronage, giving public service jobs to those who may have helped elect the person who has the power of appointment.
Favoritism has always been a complaint in government service. In 2002, a survey from the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management found that only 36.1 percent of federal workers thought promotions in their work units were based on merit. (Government Executive Magazine, “Playing Favorites,” by Brian Friel, October 2004). They believed that connections, partisanship, and other factors played a role.
Cronyism is a more specific form of favoritism, referring to partiality towards friends and associates. As the old saying goes, “It’s not what you know but who you know,” or, as blogger Danny Ferguson put it, “It’s not what you don’t know; it’s who your college roommate knows.” Cronyism occurs within a network of insiders-the “good ol’ boys,” who confer favors on one another.
Nepotism is an even narrower form of favoritism. Coming from the Italian word for nephew, it covers favoritism to members of the family. Both nepotism and cronyism are often at work when political parties recruit candidates for public office.
- What else have I missed….no felonies, no sexual predators, no jail time….FULL background check as well for security levels PRIOR to being allowed to run and again once elected prior to oath!