A Competency Test for Political Candidates? Please.

Phaylen Fairchild
7 min readJun 11, 2022

I have to take a test before I can drive on the roads.

Hopeful political candidates should be required to take a competency test before they can drive the country.

No. I don’t mean Man. Woman. Person. TV. Camera.

Why do we simply take it for granted that our politicians are qualified to make decisions of vital record simply because they boast an Ivy league degree. Intelligence, acquired knowledge or retention of information learned in a classroom doesn’t equate or imply the possession of…

Phaylen Fairchild

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