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STABLE GENIUS Act makes sense



Shouldn’t we know about a candidate’s fitness for public office? Certainly when it comes to those vying to become President of the United States. President Trump’s mental fitness has been called into question by some. And now, one member of Congress has crafted proposed legislation which would actually require major party presidential candidates to undergo a physical and mental health exam, with the findings to be released to the public. The name of the bill is the Standardized Testing and Accountability Before Large Elections Giving Electors Necessary Information for Unobstructed Selection Act. The title may be a little long, but it has a clever acronym. The Stable Genius Act. That’s because in the wake of criticism of his behavior, president Trump has declared himself a stable genius. But where is the proof of that? The author of this legislation is right. Those running for the nation’s highest office should be willing to prove they have the physical and mental stamina for the job. This bill may be a jab at President Trump, but the fact is American voters should be able to access the health records of those who want to lead this country. This may sound like a joke, but the reality is our current system is seriously flawed.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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