Why Can’t a Millennial Be President? | Immodest proposal | OZY

Pubblicato: 6 novembre 2016 in la giusta distanza

Let’s do away with the old-school age limit on presidents.

Much has changed since the Constitution was written in 1787. America has witnessed the advent of steam engines and microchips, the abolition of slavery and a doubling of life expectancy — which in the late-18th century tapped out at around age 40.

Here’s something that hasn’t changed: our adherence to the constitutional clause that requires presidents to be 35 or older. When we look to the leading parties’ nominees, we don’t just see a misogynistic lunatic and a Democrat. We see a 70-year-old and a 69-year-old with a demonstrated ability to maneuver in (and around) a democracy that many voters no longer trust. Article II, Section 1, Clause 5: You’ve let us down.

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