That’s an interesting point (about Clinton). If you can’t demonstrate it makes him less able to perform the essential duties of the POTUS, then why does it matter?
You could argue that “being of upstanding moral character” is pretty high on the list of desirable traits, though – possibly even essential. Once someone lies about one thing (whether it’s to his wife, the media, etc.), doesn’t it compromise his/her integrity?
Your argument seems to be that if one has an irrational religious belief set, then it compromises his/her rationality in the same way. It’d be interesting to see a study on that. In other words, compare the rate at which those who cheat in their marriage are dishonest in their occupations with the rate at which those who have faith-based religious beliefs make irrational choices in their occupations.
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