Because of this, I’m going to do my civic duty and propose the following:

  1. VOTE COUNT: All candidates must agree that they will abide by the collection and tabulation of all ballots – whether they win or lose. Otherwise, you must apply for a different occupation.  Seriously, can you stomach someone applying for a job at Apple and then telling Tim Cook that you refuse to accept his refusal of your services unless he agrees to hire you?! Sounds kind of koo-koo, doesn’t it?
  2. WHAT CONGRESS IS: All candidates must be able to spell the word “congress” without assistance from anyone, including Google Translate.  All answers must come with a lucid definition of duties to be performed. People shouldn’t obtain jobs they know nothing about.
  3. CITIES AND STATES IN MY COUNTRY: All candidates must be able to name all 50 states (capitals too) and be able to point to at least 5 states that are not your registered party’s state.  I know, kindergarten stuff, isn’t it?!

I don’t know about you, but I think this is a good start. We’ll get this thing whipped into shape in no time. However, it’s your turn now. 

What do you think?



Anthony Newcombe is a 4-time entrepreneur, published author & narrator, and a full-stack web developer. He spends his weekend chasing leaves and hacking weeds in the yard (just like most of us!)