The Challenge: The necessity for age limits for politicians as aged legislators cling on to workplace.
Nice article from Maureen Callahan in The Put up relating to the very, very previous politicians “roaming” the halls of Congress (“Out with the old, already!”, April 15).
It’s unhappy that Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, former California Gov. Jerry Brown and/or present Gov. Gavin Newsom didn’t hassle (that we all know of) to speak to Sen. Dianne Feinstein earlier than her final election run within the hopes of stopping her from working once more.
Rep. Pelosi ought to have retired after the 2010 losses Democrats suffered, however but she has this overhyped fundraising means that retains her in energy. The three Democrats in Home management have been all born earlier than the Pearl Harbor assault.
That mentioned, cognitive decline is sort of unhappy, and nobody ought to take pleasure in it, no matter get together.
Callahan hit it proper on the nail together with her article. I agree. I don’t perceive why a few of these politicians received’t resign and received’t hand the mantle to others who can take their place. We bought to see Sen. John McCain’s well being decline whereas he was nonetheless in workplace. He ought to have resigned.
There ought to be age limits. It’s ridiculous that these politicians resist resigning.
Laurence Harbor, NJ
I’m often in settlement with Callahan’s opinions, and I like her crisp writing fashion.
Thursday’s column was primarily based on chosen examples to help her opinion that age limits on essential jobs will enable for youthful individuals to fill essential positions, like members of Congress.
Whereas I agree with the checklist of incompetents she included, she omitted the apparent resolution in Congress is the implementation of time period limits.
Additionally, age limits would routinely get rid of sage expertise if the person is cogent and wholesome. Youthful replacements deliver some examples of individuals like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her crowd of fools.
Not all younger individuals are as dumb, and never all previous individuals are as incompetent as Biden and Feinstein.
Berkeley Heights, NJ
I agree with Callahan that each Feinstein and Biden ought to resign, not as a result of they’re “aged,” however as a result of they’re incompetent, obnoxious and clueless. Additionally they appear to hate the US.
A number of the worst concepts lately have come from individuals 40 years previous and youthful — the identical individuals who help Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her group of indignant America-haters.
If the individuals of California proceed to vote for Feinstein understanding her “deficiencies”, what does that say about them?
It’s youthful people who find themselves drawn to socialism and assume that majoring in gender research and basket weaving is a superb profession transfer and need us to select up their pupil loans.
Callahan’s article is spot on and really critical. I do know first-hand that the ageing course of impacts all of us. The Congress members talked about in her article are all slipping and ought to be retired.
I’m 76 years previous and feel every day a slippage, and I do know I couldn’t maintain any congressional workplace the place I’d be anticipated to hold on the individuals’s work.
Of their prime, I consider most on this group have been passable, however it’s clear their days of governing are within the rear-view mirror.
I applaud Callahan in writing this text, although we all know the patriarchy that runs Washington wouldn’t prefer it.
With all due respect to ageing residents that also need to do their half for his or her nation, they’re nonetheless ageing residents.
All of us cope with our ageing mother and father and see the adjustments that include age. How it’s totally different for politicians and judges who’re previous as mud? And we’re trusting them to run our nation.
President Biden is exhibiting his age at 76 and former President Donald Trump is 74.
The previous guard must be changed to avoid wasting this nation and its legal guidelines. Age limits have to be set.
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