In order to be considered for a leadership position within the United States government, candidates should have to answer the following essay questions before their name is permitted to be on the ballot.
1. Give four examples of leadership you have personally demonstrated. Describe, in 100 words for each of the four examples, (that’s 400 words) the most important leadership characteristic you possessed in each example. Explain why that characteristic is important.
2. Provide ten examples of leadership failure recorded throughout the history of the world. Explain how each failure could have been prevented.
3. Explain how you would respond to, recover from, prepare for and mitigate each of the following natural or man-made disasters:
- Oil Spill
- Government Shutdown
Take your time, get it right. This is important to all of us.
We don’t care if candidates know how to grip and grin. They can learn that on the job. However, we should care if they have a basic knowledge of human anatomy. We should also care if they think it is acceptable to line their pockets with money from BigPharma while pushing an agenda to get 11 year old girls vaccinated by using scare tactics and a bully pulpit. Oh wait, that’s a Texas thing…nevermind.
Before Election Day, every citizen could visit a website such as WannaBeLeaders.com to review each candidate’s answers and choose the best qualified person for the job. Wow, what a concept! Voting stations could be available in every library across America for anyone who doesn’t own a digital device. Can you imagine voting online? No party affiliations? No campaign finance? No voter fraud? No hanging chads or mud-slinging ads?
People visiting libraries?!
Concerned some states would get better representation? Produce smarter candidates? What if states had to compete for the smartest residents? What if states had to deliver better services to attract those smarter residents? What if state representatives from each political party had to office in a shared cubical?
Don’t like political parties? Host a voting party instead!
Remember to vote in the next election cycle. It will be here before we know it.
Don’t forget the Great American Fake Out: Shutdown Showdown 2013!!