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Should all political offices in the US have an age cap?
All political offices should have an age cap.
This would give more weight to younger generations who are disproportionally affected by any legislation simply because they live longer.
This would result in a legislature that is more representative of the population.
The legality of this rule has already been upheld by the courts regarding a
requiring judges to retire at the age of 70.
Any age picked to cap the age of political candidates would be arbitrary.
This rule has the potential to lead onto a slippery slope.
It is by no means clear that a higher age leads to lower ability or expertise.
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