03 Jun '11, 10am

(TTR) No politician should ever be allowed to serve as the President of Singapore

The author’s main conclusion is that no politician should ever be allowed to serve as the President of Singapore. His main argument is that there is no truly “free and spirited” politician who can act in the interest of the people rather than the interest of the party. Since politicians cannot be trusted to act in the interest of all people, which is supposedly the duty of the President, then politicians should not even be allowed in the first place to run for the office. I think the conclusion should not be accepted. There are a few problems with this line of argument. The first is that in fact many political offices cannot be filled by politicians. We expect the Prime Minister to act in the interest of all citizens, so shouldn’t we also exclude politicians from becoming a PM? The same logic applies to all cabinet ministers as well. If so, such rule will in fact ban polit...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/06/03/no-politician-sho...

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