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Friday, March 16, 2018

The Age Of Innocence

So Louise Slaughter (pictured to the right at Eschacon05) died at age 88.  She was cool.

Yet I can't help but note that she'd been in office for 32 years.  Our old Senator, Pat Leahy, has been in office since 1975.  Junior Senator Bernie's been in DC since 1991.

At some point, we really need to make way for newer generations.  Yay for Conor Lamb, a mere babe at 33.  And yay for all those activist kids fighting for their lives against the NRA and its stooges, following in the footsteps of youth in bygone eras.

The olds can act like 4th-graders and fuck things up pretty badly through their entrenched myopia.  Perhaps our graduated ages of maturity, majority, and responsibility need to be adjusted.

In light of our current political environment, imma become more militant about term limits, mandatory retirement, and ever lower voting ages.  Who's with me?

ntodd

March 16, 2018 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink

Comments

I'm sure with you mandatory retirement from Congreƒƒ. Enough of those old farts in their 80s, who've been in office for decades, who know nothing about tech or young people. We surely need new younger minds.

Posted by: lea-p | Mar 18, 2018 10:01:51 AM

Can we lower and raise the voting age in accordance with a reasonable consensus (one I agree with, of course!) as to the wisdom and perspicacity of the feckless yutes of the age? Because I still don't see that much good having come from letting Boomers vote early and often.....

Posted by: Rmj | Mar 18, 2018 2:47:57 PM

I'd say we only allow voting between the ages of 12 and 20.

Posted by: NTodd | Mar 18, 2018 3:17:52 PM

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