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While Attractive to Many, Age Limits for Politicians Are a Bad Idea

Posted on AllSides August 2nd, 2023
From The Center
Politics, Age Limits, Term Limits, Politicans

Recently declared presidential candidate Nikki Haley last month called for cognitive mental tests for political candidates over the age of 75. President Joe Biden is already the first octogenarian president at 80 years old and would be 82 if he were to be sworn in for a second term. Former President Donald Trump is not far behind at 76. Haley, who is 51, knows that the possibility of such a requirement is remote, but she clearly wants to bring attention to an issue that many Americans already recognize – that many of...

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