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    Agreed. Term limits on Congress as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    Agreed. Term limits on Congress as well.
    I fully support Congressional term limits. I think probably 25% of our countries problems would be fixed immediately with term limits

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    Quote Originally Posted by nots View Post
    This speaks to the need for a mandatory retirement age or a set term length for SC justices. She is very obviously past her sell by date and should have allowed Obama to pick her replacement. Now she has to soldier on until 2020 and hope Trump (or another GOP candidate) loses. Not a good look.
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has a mandatory retirement age of 70. I think that's reasonable, or maybe even 75, but yes, I do think that a mandatory retirement age should be considered. Even with other federal offices, why do we have minimum age requirements for House, Senate and President but not maximum? There's probably more scientific support for a maximum age of, say, 75, than there is for a minimum age of 35 or 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Fly View Post
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has a mandatory retirement age of 70. I think that's reasonable, or maybe even 75, but yes, I do think that a mandatory retirement age should be considered. Even with other federal offices, why do we have minimum age requirements for House, Senate and President but not maximum? There's probably more scientific support for a maximum age of, say, 75, than there is for a minimum age of 35 or 30.
    If everyone would take their partisan glasses off and take an objective look at the Kavanaugh hearings, regardless of what side you were on, watching Grassley’s inability to read and Feinstein’s almost total reliance on her staff to tell her what to say, was disheartening. Their best days are clearly behind them and they should no longer be making laws.
    For an even better example, take a look at Robert Byrd or Strom Thurmand’s last couple of years in office. Absolutely brutal by any rational measure, even if you fully, completely and whole heartedly agree with their politics.
    Sadly, I can’t see Congress voting in term limits on themselves, even if the people that elect them are in favor of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nots View Post
    If everyone would take their partisan glasses off and take an objective look at the Kavanaugh hearings, regardless of what side you were on, watching Grassley’s inability to read and Feinstein’s almost total reliance on her staff to tell her what to say, was disheartening. Their best days are clearly behind them and they should no longer be making laws.
    For an even better example, take a look at Robert Byrd or Strom Thurmand’s last couple of years in office. Absolutely brutal by any rational measure, even if you fully, completely and whole heartedly agree with their politics.
    Sadly, I can’t see Congress voting in term limits on themselves, even if the people that elect them are in favor of it.
    I view term limits and mandatory retirement ages as two distinct things with different justifications. Mandatory retirement age is to guard against critical policy making by those with significantly diminished faculties. Term limits are to guard against entrenchment/capture by special interests and to drive new blood/ideas and leadership pipelines for continuous renewal. I have very mixed feelings about both, I'll admit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nots View Post
    Sadly, I canít see Congress voting in term limits on themselves, even if the people that elect them are in favor of it.
    I really don't feel strongly either way, because I don't see how term limits or mandatory retirement would improve the governing process. The older legislators, like Feinstein or Corker or Hatch, are much more moderate and willing to compromise to get things done, compared to the younger group like Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan. Would replacing Bob Corker with Marsha Blackburn or replacing an old guy like John McCain with Martha McSally have been an improvement? I don't see it.

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    Term limits in my mind will make it more difficult for "big business" to get their hooks into the various reps and senators. Not sure if it creates more polarity or centrism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    Agreed. Term limits on Congress as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Fly View Post
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has a mandatory retirement age of 70. I think that's reasonable, or maybe even 75, but yes, I do think that a mandatory retirement age should be considered. Even with other federal offices, why do we have minimum age requirements for House, Senate and President but not maximum? There's probably more scientific support for a maximum age of, say, 75, than there is for a minimum age of 35 or 30.
    70 is too low, but 75 or 80 certainly.

    What are the minimum ages for House and Senate?

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