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Originally posted by masqua
Where is the youth vote in politics? Why can't they get interested in taking an hour out of 4 years to vote in elections? Run for election yourself? Where's the fun in that?
Originally posted by Carseller4
Ron Paul is 76 years old.
OP might have a point.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Some say money is the root of all evil.
But without money, can anyone survive in this world? Greed is ok, and it lents one with ambition and drive. Only EXCESSIVE GREED will do mankind in. How much do we really need to survive anyway? Millions? Trillions? Heck! So long as our needs are met and are without wants, one can truly focus on their job on hand.
Why do we allow officers in their 20+ to lead companies and battalions of military men? The military is not just about fighting, but is a microscopic mirror of civil life at large. Many of its functions duplicate that of the civil roles. SO if a human is allow to lead men in his twenties, why not allow him to lead society as well, IF he had proven himself capable, more so in a civilised democratic society protected by systemic checks and balances?
I am not advocating for a man in his twenties to become the president of USA, but certainly not ruling it out IF he had proven abilities to lead. My post is about LIMITING and even abolishing the powers of senile old men leaders, whom are worse dangers to society than young men can ever be.
The young (20s-60) can adapt to changes or change easily, but the old often finds it hard to change, even when proven necessary. As the saying goes - you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Wisdom is over-rated. Some old men just simply grow old, and not grow UP. Look around you and you will be able to see old fools around. The Iranian Ayatollah is the best example of such fools. Italy's Berlusconi is another. US Scott Walker...need i say more?edit on 3-12-2011 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by tkwasny
Did you know that in the Coast Guard, a 26-28 year old is about always the CO of every 87' patrol boat and XO of about every 110' patrol boat? But after 30 years of service you are drummed out with some exceptions for needs of the service. Too young and too old is not acceptable.
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101
Leaders and politcians at the age of 20+ ? Are you off your mind? The brains of a male is not fully developed until he reaches 25. Now by the age of 25, what life experience would he have by the time he completes university? 1 year, 2 years?
How about our leaders first be inducted in to the military and do a 4 year stint then go to university for 4-5 years and after that get a normal job for 5-10 years BEFORE they apply ? Sounds good to me.