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Should candidates running for an office where they must take an oath

to the Constitution of the United States have to take and pass a test on the document that they are promising to defend?

I am not talking about anyone in specific.  

 
QuinnMae

Asked by QuinnMae at 2:26 PM on Jan. 15, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • It does make sense that people should be able to comprehend what their job details.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 3:05 PM on Jan. 15, 2013

  • that would be really nice, but i dont see that happening as it would easily be deemed something that keeps certain demographics from excelling to highest levels of govt office...or something like that.

    it could be used as a "would you vote for someone who couldnt even pass this test?!" tho.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 2:33 PM on Jan. 15, 2013

  • If only.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 4:31 PM on Jan. 15, 2013

  • I think they should have a background check, credit check, fingerprints with mug shots, Homeland Security Check and FBI Background checks and yes I suppose they should have a a quiz like you suggested.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 11:08 PM on Jan. 15, 2013

  • That would be a novel idea, wouldn't it?
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:27 PM on Jan. 15, 2013

  • I think it's a great idea!
    HHx5

    Answer by HHx5 at 5:48 PM on Jan. 15, 2013

  • Absolutely! Why haven't we done this before? Sounds like a great idea!
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 8:26 PM on Jan. 15, 2013

  • Yes...and so should people that vote!

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:55 AM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • I can see what you are saying ok. Sad that it comes down to something like that. I would just like to know that the people that make a promise to protect and defend the constitution have an inkling about what it says and what it means. Not interpretation, but more like comprehension.

    QuinnMae

    Comment by QuinnMae (original poster) at 2:35 PM on Jan. 15, 2013