House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Mike McCaul, R-Texas, center, flanked by Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-New York, left, and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana, reacts Tuesday to a video he had just seen from the Hamas attack on Israel in October during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Credit: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

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HELP WANTED. “We the People” are seeking qualified candidates to replace and, thereafter, occupy 221 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives currently held by Republicans. Candidates wishing to apply for such a congressional seat should possess the following qualifications:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. Candidates must be 25 years old and have been a U.S. citizen for seven years.

WILLINGNESS TO WORK. Candidates must be able to work the necessary hours, days, months and years required to fulfill the needs and desires of the majority of their district constituents and, in undertaking these obligations, must also be able to constructively engage and collaborate with fellow House members of all political parties to achieve meaningful and timely results.

EDUCATION. Candidates must possess a personal/ethics degree in life’s philosophy, which should encompass local, state, national and world perspectives. Such widespread insights must also include first-hand experience interacting with district constituents from all walks of life, religious backgrounds and lifestyles.

EMPATHY. Candidates must sympathize with district working-class constituents regarding issues of wealth disparity and thereafter, initiate, promote and support legislative means to remedy this fairness-related, quality-of-life issue.

SALARY. A competitive annual salary ($174,000) plus work-related expenses will both be provided by “We the People.” All successful candidates, upon election, will be prohibited from receiving any additional form of direct, indirect or inappropriate compensation from corporate entities and/or super PACs.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS. Jan. 1, 2024. “We the People” are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

John M. Mishler