Aug 14

Scott Walker: Unqualified to be President

Scott Walker

Should there be a standard to be president of the United States? Should we the people have basic requirements for the leader of the free world? Of course the Constitution does require the person to be at least 35 years of age, a natural born U.S. citizen, and have lived in the United States for at least 14 years. Those are the only requirements the people by law (the Constitution) have, but Americans over the years have had some basic standards that the Constitution does not make law. It could be said that the people of the United States for over 200 years required their president to be a white male. This standard has changed. The American people have set experience as a standard, though not the highest of our standards, we still except some type of government or military experience. Leadership is amongst the most important standards Americans look for in a leader. Finally, for over a century Americans expect their president to be well educated. 
Everybody knows that education comes in many ways. Be it the streets (by doing), college, or by studying on your own, we demand our leaders to be well-versed and knowledgeable in many areas. While knowledge and college go hand-in-hand, college is much more. I am not referring to the social experiences, the networking, and other such things that happen in college, I am speaking about the ability to take on an enormous task that will take years and successfully complete it. College is about adapting, stick-to-itiveness, initiative, and hard work. For some it means a high level of multi-tasking, with school, financing, budgeting, working, and being a 19 year old. For those who see it through to the end they are rewarded with a much better chance to get a job, and to make more money than people who do not go to college. Ambition and accomplishment along with hard work is everything America is about.
With this understanding, the citizens of the United States of America have not elected a president for more than 60 years who has not achieved the minimum of a college degree. In fact, only one president has been elected without a college degree since the 1800’s, Harry S. Truman. He was not directly elected in his first term, so you would have to go back to William McKinley in 1897 to find the last truly elected president without a college degree.
There are plenty examples of those who succeed without attaining a college like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, who made revolutionary changes to the world. With all due respect to 2016 Republican presidential candidate, Governor Scott Walker, you are no Bill Gates. Your overall lack of respect to the institution of education has been shown throughout your governorship and this can only be viewed as deriving from your college days and your inability to graduate from a higher institution.
Thus we the citizens of the United States of America set the standard of having a college degree at a minimum to become president of the United States. Call us snobs. Yet ,it is required to become a first grade teacher, it is required to become an officer in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, it is required and more to become an engineer, an architect, an accountant, as well as most high quality jobs in America.
Can’t we all agree that we want our leader to have this accomplishment?
So Governor Walker, go back to school, and come back when you are finished and then and only then can you sit with the likes of Dr. Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, George Pataki, and the rest of or college graduates.