At the White House petition site:
We petition the Obama Administration to:
require politicians to begin every speech with, “Based on my poor understanding of history, science, and ethics…”
Politicians have too long spent their time talking about subjects they know very little about, not using cited evidence, and inciting fear. It should be a requirement that politicians give a brief disclaimer unless they have a PhD or similar training in field about to be discussed.
Created: Dec 01, 2013
Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Consumer Protections, Government Reform
Signatures needed by December 31, 2013 to reach goal of 100,000 99,445
Total signatures on this petition 555
“…unless they have a PhD or similar training in field about to be discussed…”
That doesn’t guarantee anything.
It’s hard to not be a cynic these days.