View Poll Results: Should there be a maximum age limit for congressmen

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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    As one gets older and matures you see less misspelling by those old geezers.
    Or we get the firefox add on that puts a red squiggly under misspelled words.
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    Re: Age limate

    I'm getting so old, I can't even remember the last time I had me a good limate.
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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    ok so anyone else realize that half of the congress looks so old that they could kneel over and die any second? well i have, and it got me thinking, mabey there should be say a maximum age limit that a person can be in congress, a lot like the minimum limit. They could still be president maybe and like hold off ices in the administration, but some of them are just carrying on old ideas that aren't working with the changing world

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    That someone is thinking up a scheme to get the left even more guaranteed seats.

    “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.” Winston Churchill.

    Maybe the minimum age should be raised higher. After all, there is far more evidence of cerebral malfunction in youth than in the aged.

    We should also consider raising the minimum voting age. After all, the human brain does not complete development of neural pathways and function centers until, on average, sometime during a persons 26th year.
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    Re: Age limate

    Well really, whose fault is it if you have a 90 year old congressmen serving your district?? hmm....
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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    That someone is thinking up a scheme to get the left even more guaranteed seats.

    “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.” Winston Churchill.

    Maybe the minimum age should be raised higher. After all, there is far more evidence of cerebral malfunction in youth than in the aged.

    We should also consider raising the minimum voting age. After all, the human brain does not complete development of neural pathways and function centers until, on average, sometime during a persons 26th year.
    so we should deny adults their basic voting rights, shove off new ideas for another decade or so, and all because you think this is a scam to get more seats?

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    Re: Age limate

    I'm kind of tired of the old ruling over the rest of us with outdated ideas personally. I would rather lower the age threshold for President to 25-65. If you are old enough to retire....you are probably too old to connect with a good majority of the nation. Sorry to the old timers here - no offense meant.


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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    so we should deny adults their basic voting rights, shove off new ideas for another decade or so, and all because you think this is a scam to get more seats?
    No. I'm saying that the OP attacks one group of citizens claiming diminished capacity, which can only be proven individually, while glorify/ignoring another segment of society that can be proven, across the board, to be suffering diminished capacity because their full capacity has not yet developed. Logic, reason and decision making are some of the last brain centers to complete development.
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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    ok so anyone else realize that half of the congress looks so old that they could kneel over and die any second? well i have, and it got me thinking, mabey there should be say a maximum age limit that a person can be in congress, a lot like the minimum limit. They could still be president maybe and like hold off ices in the administration, but some of them are just carrying on old ideas that aren't working with the changing world

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    I don't have a problem with the ages of congressmen and don't see how their ages affect policy. I do have a problem with the way party structure, seniority, committee assignments, etc., prevents them from serving their constituents fully in consideration of the interests of their respective parties. I also do not like the influence lobbyists who show up with money have over our representatives. But age; not a problem.
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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    so we should deny adults their basic voting rights, shove off new ideas for another decade or so, and all because you think this is a scam to get more seats?
    No. Voting is not a "right" it's a privilege and should have to be earned.
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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Or we get the firefox add on that puts a red squiggly under misspelled words.
    I use to use the old version of Firefox. Then they took something that wasn't broken and fixed it. I don't like the current Firefox browser.

    So the current Firefox has a spell check ? I didn't know that.

    On public forums your suppose to give someone a pass for misspelling words. In fact most forums TOS consider it a violation to point out a misspelled word of another poster, it's treated as a personal attack.

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