Many voters in the United States — Democrats, Republicans and independents — have been extremely unhappy with the intellect and honesty of the candidates for public office.

Many put up a good show, but if the public starts to examine their thinking, and ethical process, they will soon become dissatisfied.

What the voting public should insist on is a high standard of qualifications. This is my proposal: All candidates who run for public office must take an I.Q. test and an examination on their knowledge of the Constitution. The minimum qualification should be an I.Q. of 150 or more, and a grade of 95 percent on their exam.

Also, every candidate should submit five references on their moral and ethical integrity.

This may help weed out some incompetent politicians.

Marcel LeRoi

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