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Every POTUS or candidate should have to serve in the Armed forces, any branch , for at LEAST 2 to 4. And have lived on a realistic budget at one time in their lives
katielass · F
Can't argue with that but shouldn't it be even more important to require that of congress and senate? They are the ones who pass the budget and spending bills.
katielass · F
[@582038,FelixLegion] I still have some reservations about term limits. My thoughts have been if we limit them to one or two terms they'll get elected, do as they please because they can't serve more than one or two terms anyway. And we'd be no better off. Does that make sense?
[@120824,katielass] But 30 years. They develop the attitude of self serving kings. No good
katielass · F
[@582038,FelixLegion] Oh I completely agree, they don't need to be there that long, I'm just unsure where the cutoff should be. If you make it too short you run the risk of having the same problems because they cant run again anyway so they might act like asshats then too. You know what I mean?
AMERICA1ST · 56-60, M
There is nothing wrong with those requirements - it is just that you wont get enough good candidates. Hell, we don't get enough good ones now. I like the military requirement even though you could have a George W Bush type who really didnt do anything and just got the DD214. Rich powerful families don't send their children to the military and if they did have children in, they arrange to get them safe and cushy jobs until discharge. This is why almost no Washington lawmakers have children in the service but send your kids to get blown up with no problem.
[@623179,AMERICA1ST] And they come up with restricted ROE that costs lives
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
This is highly debatable, FDR never served in the armed services even though he volunteered to and I consider him to be really good with leadership. Its hard to make the conclusion that military service equates to good leadership. The last two presidents we had kinda lived affluently so the budget thing I can see, my parents told me that Obama pretty much lived in the "richy rich" part of Hawaii.
[@21000,JarJarBoom] True. FDR did alot of things I approve of. There were a few ....well. thats another discussion. Back then it seems like we had a different breed. Nobody ever talked of talk show hosts or hockey team managers. Times change. Not always for the better
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
[@582038,FelixLegion] its all fluff or a distraction to be honest. Who knows what past presidents such as FDR, Kennedy or Nixon would of done if they had twitter.
[@21000,JarJarBoom] Kennedy and Nixon weren't even in the same league. Although Kennedy salvaged the Cuban crisis. Props for that. Nixon was a disappointment.
therighttothink50 · 56-60, M
None of them should be a lawyer either.
[@5571,therighttothink50] A certain amount of legal knowledge I can understand why its necessary. But the Goldman Sachs type background good.
Greenbare · 70-79, M
[@5571,therighttothink50] Right. Lieyers should not be allowed to be in Congress either.
Greenbare · 70-79, M
President Washington served in the military. President Adams did not. Military service has never been a requirement. I'm not sure that those Presidents who served in the military were better. Eisenhower and Carter, for examples, weren't all that good.

President Trump's budget is reasonable for his income. He spends less than he makes.
[@11432,Greenbare] But he is still out of touch with the common people on some aspects. He doesn't suck . ..but could be better too is my point. The ivory tower is just to high for common perspective
Greenbare · 70-79, M
[@582038,FelixLegion] Perhaps you don't know much about President Trump. He was a working class man from Queens. He has always connected with workers on all of his projects and businesses.
[@11432,Greenbare] Anyone can start off with noble beginning. As I said. Hes certainly not the worst weve had. But over time , he HAS lost sight of a few things. Thats just fact
User41 · 36-40, M
Live on a realistic budget I can see.

Only prior service members I don’t agree with. Your talking about nixing out very capable candidates. Leadership and selflessness are not exclusive traits to only the military.

An that’s coming from someone in the military.
[@646421,User41] And many of us who served. Feel as I do. The candidates we get now have their heads so far up their collective special interest keisters , they arent fit to lead a head detail. But to each their own my friend
Dlrannie · 31-35, F
Trump wouldn't have made it to President on those criteria 😂😂😂
[@324037,Dlrannie] neither would Obozo

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