Demand That Politician Become Licensed
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Demand That Politician Become Licensed

    1. Petition by

      Thomas Stanley

      Bellingham, WA

Politicians love pointing their fingers at other vocations and demanding accountability. But, while teachers, nurses, carpenters, and business owners all need licenses or some type of certification, there is not a similar standard demanded, or expected for politicians.

Weekly, sometimes daily, there are accounts of politicians on both sides of the aisle misusing their power, brokering illegal backroom deals, and deliberatly lying to the people they are supposed to serve.

Hold the politicians accountable. Don't leave it to their cronies to punish them, let's create a licensing system that will revoke their ability to practice for bad behavior. Let's hold them personally responsible for their decisions and their actions.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Thomas Stanley BELLINGHAM, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Absolutely! That would be captured in the getting of the license. Just like we want a teacher or a doctor to have a degree of knowledge before they practice, as you indicate, there is a tremendous amount of power to harm or to heal in the hands of politicians.

    • brenda akers LEWISTON, UNITED STATES
      • over 3 years ago

      I think there should be a basic test of knowledge before runnnig for public office, too. When people are making decisions about other peoples lives, they need to know what they are doing.


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