A Modest Proposal

by William Skink

I can’t get away from NPR in the morning, thanks to my better half, which is usually annoying and sometimes triggering, but this week Marketplace has had a series of interesting pieces on the aging brain’s susceptibility to being scammed.

The science is increasingly indicating that an otherwise healthy older adult who displays no other signs of cognitive impairment may still be experiencing a subtle deterioration of the ability to discern trustworthiness.

Which leads me to my modest proposal.

In addition to the minimum age requirement for the US Presidency, there should be a maximum age limit on the US Presidency. I think 70 is being generous.

If what the scientific studies seem to be pointing to is true, how can we justify placing the power of the Presidency into the hands of individuals with this kind of possible impairment?

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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1 Response to A Modest Proposal

  1. Big Swede says:

    Seems reasonable. Maybe we could also cancel all medical care for the 70+ citizens too.

    Should be easy to do. They can’t vote to stop it.

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