Politicians should have a mandatory retirement age, and they should also have to have medical checkups as they age. If their age-related health conditions interfere with their decision-making capacity or mental function, they should be forcibly retired from office. Politicians are making the laws we live by; they need to be competent to understand the decisions they are making.
As the government itself fixed the age of retirement for every government servant same must be applicable to politicians also. When the govt consider that at the age of 60 one can not perform his duties on his post as a government servant with sound physical and mental condition, how can a person with age above 60 (some times above 80 years of age) can perform his duties at a constitutional post. When the constitution was made maximum of the politicians were above age of 55 and more so they decided not to fix any retirement age from politics or any maximum age limit to hold any constitutional post, otherwise they would have only sufferer.
Yes, politicians should have a retirement age. Every once in a while you see a news story about a politician being the oldest or longest serving and he’s in his eighties. Political office should not be a lifelong career. When a politician reaches the age of seventy, they have pretty much become immovable in their opinions and completely closed to any new ideas – this is how we end up repeating the exact same scenarios year after year after year.
They should have Term Limits. Too much blame is placed on our presidents while it is the same group of people in the house and senate every year making the actual decisions.
I don't believe there should be such a thing as career politicians. There should be decent people who for a short time work in politics and go back to earning a living in the "Real" world.
The youngsters should be given a chance to serve their country and being a part of the country's administration is one of the best way to do so. In our country, from our President to our Prime Minister everyone is above 60 years of age. Also because of the senior citizens being in the Parliament and other political areas, many people today are without a suitable job. Also when a person starts getting old, his/her mental and physical health start deteriorating. So if politicians retire at the right age then it might bring a change in the lives of so many people.
Every single should have a required retirement age. In the case of politics though, this should not be a question. People in this field have opinions from day one and older people tend not to adapt to changing times. We need to make room every now and again for new ideas.
Yes, politicians should have a retirement age. Every once in a while you see a news story about a politician being the oldest or longest serving and he’s in his eighties. Political office should not be a lifelong career. When a politician reaches the age of seventy, they have pretty much become immovable in their opinions and completely closed to any new ideas – this is how we end up repeating the exact same scenarios year after year after year. Politics needs fresh faces and new ideas instead of the same tired rhetoric. The only way anything will ever get accomplished is if politicians are required to retire by a set age, which should be no older than 65.
Politicians are like every one of us, they age differently and have the desire to continue working or retire at different times in their lives. Just because a person is old it does not mean they cannot be an effective leader and contribute to society, nor does it mean they will become "set in their ways" and block progress of new ideas. They do need to have limits on how many terms they can serve so that there is room for fresh ideas to emerge, and to ensure that one way of thinking does not dominate the political scene.
All people have a right to work as long as they want and they are elected by the people so therefor they should not have to retire. If people are liking the job that they are doing and are still voting for them to be back in office than they should be allowed to stay.
Unlike the body, the mind can be dull or robust at any age. When elections can be won with advertising and good looks, wisdom is in short supply. Wisdom is knowing how to use one's knowledge and experience. Both come with age. We must trust the voters to make the decision, without limitation.