NationStates Jolt Archive

What's with this IQ proposal?

30-03-2004, 01:51
Intelligent Government
A resolution to restrict political freedoms in the interest of law and order.

Category: Political Stability Strength: Significant Proposed by: Dreudel
Description: This resolution proposes that all medium to higher anking members of the government br required to take an IQ test before being appointed to office. This would boost the government's overall efficiency and bar government access to, say, those that would enter solely due to an overly full bank account.

While it is true that the ability to lead is not absed on mental ability, IQ tests are often cmprised of many common-sense questions from a normal person's daily life. Any person failing this test must not be fit to govern others.

The people applying or running for any position should also undergo a psychiatric evaluation upon passing the IQ test. No one wants a passive-aggressive Secretary of State.

The above requirements would improve every member nation's ability to govern itself and thus its relationship with other nations. It will make the UN a better place for all of us.

Approvals: 30 (Techmainia, Shermanica, Jonathalia, Coolet, Right to Life, Sagamie, Eivind, ALPAK, Tactical Grace, Calculas, White Lotus Eaters, Extended Play, Teracknor, Hersfold, Aargau, Froggertopia, Xenazwolia, West - Europa, The Decendants of Orca, Taraguy, Ticondrius Major, The Axelands, The Glorious Right, Liversausage, Gleebgronox, Garden of Tears, Maihaty, APChem, ChutneyLand, The Golden Simatar)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 124 more approvals)

Voting Ends: Mon Mar 29 2004

Now I'm not saying I disagree with this proposal, because I've written about it before, but what's with the typos? Shouldn't a proposal about intelligence not have spelling mistakes? What is the world coming to?
30-03-2004, 04:03
IQ tests are bunk. We won't be supporting this.
Tuesday Heights
30-03-2004, 06:04
Tuesday Heights will not support it either.
30-03-2004, 06:51
OOC: If all our national leaders needed IQ tests to take office, none of them would be in them ;)

IC: An interesting proposal, but impossible to enforce. Not every country has a clear hierarchy and/or structure of power- some countries elect, others it's a walk-on position. Also, the appointment of leaders should be a national issue only and not something the U.N. should be dealing with.

We do not support this proposal.
30-03-2004, 07:16
un must die!
30-03-2004, 07:19
What a load of buffalo chips. I can name one super intelligent genius without even thinking, who couldn't communicate for diddly-squat. Give him numbers, and he was happy as a pig in...uhh...a pigsty. But, people around him thought he was a moron. Funny looking old guy, name of Albert something, I'm sure you've heard of him...

I have 3 sons. The kid with the lowest IQ is the one I trust to make life and death decisions. The other two are smart, but bubble heads. And, not very fit for leadership.

I suspect the author of that proposal has an IQ of about 500, but can't dress himself in the morning, LMAO