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A modest proposal

Why term limits?  Just don’t let them start serving so early, and kick them out at a mandatory retirement age.

Resolved:  To Amend The Constitution Of The United States, as follows:

Sec. 1: The legal age of Majority for Citizens of the United States as well as all non-Citizens either resident or transient on the national territory of the United States shall be twenty-one (21) years of age.  Congress shall make no law restricting the minimum age for use of tobacco, tobacco-related, or alcoholic products.

Sec. 2: The minimum legal voting age shall be forty (40) years of age.

Sec. 3: The minimum age for election to serve in the House of Representatives shall be forty (40) years of age; in the Senate, forty-five (45) years of age; and to serve as President or Vice-President of the United States, fifty (50) years of age; notwithstanding that any person so serving as of the date of ratification of this Amendment, who does not meet this requirement and will not meet this requirement by the end of his or her current term of office, may continue to serve until the end of his or her current term of office.

Sec. 4: The mandatory retirement age for all elected officials under the United States, including Members of the House of Representatives and of the Senate, and the President and Vice-President of the United States, shall be seventy-five (75) years of age; notwithstanding that any person so serving as of the date of ratification of this Amendment, who has served more than one-half of his or her current term of office when reaching the mandatory retirement age, may continue to serve until the end of his or her current term of office.

Sec. 5: Unless otherwise prescribed by statute, this Amendment shall not be construed to apply to appointed officers of the United States, nor shall it be construed under any circumstances to apply to Judges serving Article III courts.

Sec. 6:  This is the Way. I have spoken.

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