Isn’t it painfully obvious by now that the U.S.A.'s so-called “democracy” and “representative republic” urgently and desperately need to test and screen out all officials (at least those who have the heightened potential for abusing power) for mental illnesses like anti-social personality disorder (that is, sociopathy and psychopathy), malignant narcissism (egomania and megalomania), sadistic personality disorder – and all similar, destructive mental illnesses?
Candidates for all official positions, from President to local police officers, from Supreme Court Justices to Senators and Congresspersons, from CIA and NSA Directors to drone operators and foot soldiers (and so on) should not be trusted with legal or lethal power if they are dangerously, viciously mentally ill.
Isn’t this proposal just common sense?
Do we, the common people, ever want an unstable, impulsive, severely angry, madman to be President, who is in control of firing nuclear weapons and starting wars?
Do we, the common people, ever want sadists and racists as police officers or soldiers, who are eager to kill innocent “others”?
Do we, the common people, ever want Supreme Court Justices, Senators, and Congresspersons who sadistically favor the rich and powerful over the poor and weak (at home and worldwide)?
Who sadistically steal from the poor and middle-class to further enrich the already obscenely rich 1% and giant corporations?
Who sadistically enjoy (or don’t care about) causing death, destruction, and suffering to millions and billions of common people, other species, and Earth’s ecology that supports all life?
Can you think of any current or past government (and corporate) officials who should be tested immediately – and who most likely would not pass tests that screen out dangerous and harmful mental illnesses?
I definitely can think of many officials whose words and actions are highly suspicious of exhibiting harmful mental illness.