Having served in the military for 21 years, I've had a background check in order to obtain top secret clearance. That clearance needed updating every two to five years. I wonder why our elected officials are not required to have the same processing prior to being given access to classified information?

With drug checks and background checks being required in the workplace as routine, why are they not also required of politicians? Surely they have as much impact on security and safety as any truck driver, professional athlete or schoolteacher.

Doug Slater

Oakley