A Needed Amendment

Of course, it is damnably difficult to change anything in the U.S. constitution, it involves larger than majority votes in both houses, which has been near impossible to get for decades now since the parties have both houses so neatly divided, nearly 50/50, and then it requires acceptance by more than 2/3rds of the states (i.e. 34 states), so what I’m suggesting will probably not be implemented any time soon.
That said, there is something clearly wrong. While there may be a strong democratic (small d) sentiment expressed, the requirements for the U.S. presidency are woefully inadequate: a natural born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older. That’s it. (it doesn’t say white, or male, because in 1783 those were assumptions, they didn’t even feel the need to spell it out. So, we were spared that.)
Still, this allows even a buffoon like Trump, and even a corrupt, racist, sexist, classist old bastard like Joe Biden to become president. Not good enough.
I would suggest the following: “The president of the United States must be a U.S. citizen over the age of 30, who has been confirmed as having paid their taxes honestly for the last ten years, who has been certified by a board of psychiatrists (selected by their peers) to be free of megalomania, schizophrenia, paranoia and any other delusion or neurosis which could inhibit them in the conduct of their duties, and that further they are required to successfully pass (with a score of 90% or higher) a series of tests designed by teachers (selected by their peers), and including science, math, economics, history, and current world events, at a 12th grade level.
The job is just too important to not have these kind of limitations.

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