posted on May, 13 2011 @ 06:32 AM
Personally I see two problems with this idea (despite part of me agreeing with the principle to some extent.)
One is that these "old people" were once young themselves, and in my opinion they still made the mistakes, fell to the corruption, followed the greedy
paths, and committed the acts that have led to the current state of affairs (whether intentionally or not... and at least in some cases, it had to be
intentional in my opinion, youth notwithstanding.) There can be young sociopaths and crooks, just as there can be old ones.
The other is that this risks disenfranchising people outside of this age window. What about all of the people their age who aren't
have good intentions? They have to arbitrarily sit things out because they're over a certain age? Are we to argue that there are no
people in our society over a certain age that aren’t corrupt? And if, instead, our argument is that no one who isn’t corrupt can gain the kind of
power we’re talking about, then is that not a problem with our political system itself, and not restricted to age?
In my opinion the problems endemic to our society (and I say this as someone about to turn 30, so I fall within the age window specified herein) come
in all ages. They are corruption, greed, cronyism, sociopathy, and procrastination. And, sadly, these traits can exist in human beings whether they're
ten or one hundred years old.
Just my two cents. Peace.
edit on 5/13/2011 by AceWombat04 because: Typo