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Should Politicians Have a Retirement Age? Politics is, at the best of times, a polarizing issue. Most political systems are set up so that if a constituent does not fall in line with one side of the political aisle, then they must, by default, belong to the other camp.
This creates a great deal of divisiveness in the political environment — and when it comes to the politicians themselves, there is no difference. Some believe that politicians, with their experience and knowledge, should be allowed to remain stationed at their post for as long as possible — and, indeed, the current system is structured to accommodate this.
However, there is currently a push to install new regulations that will impose a retirement age for politicians, which will allow for the new generation, along with their values and ideas, to take a seat of power.
Unsurprisingly, this topic quickly generated a heated debate. While both sides put up interesting arguments, the truth and solution will most likely lie in the middle.
But first, it is best to explore the various qualities of each viewpoint. We begin with the detractors of change, with those who believe that older politicians have earned the right for their voice to be heard and to keep their seats of power until they voluntarily retire, or ill health prevents them from holding office.
Contrary to popular belief, many of those supporting this side of the argument do not believe that politicians should be able to hold their seat of power indefinitely, but only as long as the public considers them fit to hold it.
They believe tenured politicians have accumulated years upon years of knowledge and experience, which cannot be easily taught or replaced. Furthermore, politicians, through years of dealing with foreign dignitaries, have built and cultivated diplomatic relationships with their counterparts and leaders of industry from other countries.
The removal of the old guard puts these relationships some of which may be vital to parts of government or society at great risk, which may have significant ramifications to the branch of government in which they are involved in. On top of this, their young successor may not have the same success in maintaining the relationship with their foreign partner, causing the relationship to further sour.
While data and information may easily be transferred, experience and politicking for lack of a better word is not so easily shared from one individual to another.
A significant transitional period will be required to ensure that there is a seamless transfer of power and knowledge. The public, at this point, has been used to seeing certain politicians. They have become public figures that have been subconsciously embedded in the minds, and sometimes hearts, of their constituents.
To suddenly replace them may lead to confusion among the populace. The naysayers are, of course, only one side of the equation. Those in support of enforcing a retirement age for politicians also believe that doing so will be for the greater good of society. This set of individuals believes that when the old generation of politicians step down, they are fostering the growth of younger individuals in the profession.
They are allowing younger people to take on more responsibility and exposure to new experiences.It's totally undoubtedly that there should not be a age limit for politicians.
Because politics need a deep study of country's economic conditions and knowing the society clearly so it will definitely take some time to become a leader in politics.
The situation concerning the retirement age is very different in different parts of the world. Some people at the age of 70 or 80 are still in working process, they are taking care of their families, countries and business companies.
The situation with the other people is different.
More so than a mandatory retirement age there should be term limits for politicians. When the US was first founded the need for rotation was very apparent as they had just come from a system of tyrannical monarchy under the British crown.
The situation concerning the retirement age is very different in different parts of the world. Some people at the age of 70 or 80 are still in working process, they are taking care of their families, countries and business companies. The situation with . However, there is currently a push to install new regulations that will impose a retirement age for politicians, which will allow for the new generation, along with their values and ideas, to take a seat of power.
Unsurprisingly, this topic quickly generated a . In my view, there should not be any retirement age for politicians because the aged politicians have more experience by handling the issues of people for the long period of time.
Again a person's ability to serve his country can not be judged by his age.