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It takes only two things to keep people in chains: The ignorance of the oppressed and the treachery of their leaders.

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Would you vote for a 14-year-old to be President of the United States? No? Why not?

There are only three legal requirements for being President:

  1. Be a natural born U.S. citizen. There have been some discussions of the words “natural born,” but in any event, the purpose seemingly was to prevent a foreigner from running the nation.
  2. Has been a permanent resident of the United States at least 14 years. There also is a question about what the words “permanent resident,” mean, but presumably, the intent had to do with familiarity and loyalty.
  3. Be at least 35 years old.

The purpose of #3 is assumed to relate to experience and emotional maturity.

A U.S. Representative needs to be only 25+ years old, and a Senator needs to be 30+ years old. Thus, a person can be elected to the House of Representatives at age 25, serve for eight years, gather an enormous amount of governmental experience, and still not qualify to be elected President.

Why?

America has many minimum age laws. There are minimum ages to drink alcohol, to serve alcohol, to own a gun, to drive a car, to serve time in prison, to sign a contract, to join the military, to marry, to baby-sit, even a minimum age to own a Twitter account.

Why?

All minimum age laws have to do with emotional maturity, which is why the minimum age to be President is among the highest minimum age of all. Young people notoriously lack judgment and emotional maturity.

Because the President’s actions affect not just America, but the world, not just today, but for the future, judgment and maturity may be the single most important qualifications a President can have.

That said, what is maturity? Perhaps that question best can be answered by describing immaturity. Here are a few symptoms:

Signs of Emotional Immaturity

Emotional Volatility:
• temper tantrums
• getting upset extremely easily, having a low frustration level
• responses out of proportion, making a mountain out of a mole hill
• inability to take criticism, rather taking it too personally or taking yourself too seriously
• unwillingness to forgive,
• unpredictable fluctuation of moods

Constant Attention and Gratification Seeking: Emotionally immature people spend a lot of time and energy looking for attention and gratification from other people. This is characterized by:
• superficial values
• loyalty that lasts only as long as the person views the relationship as “useful”
• needing immediate gratification which may result in financial or personal problems
• thoughtless and impulsive behavior

Extreme self-centeredness: Self-centered people are often viewed as selfish. Usually, this suggests having low self-esteem, self-centred people can be extremely competitive, make unreasonable demands, are constantly preoccupied with themselves, seek out positive feedback or sympathy relentlessly, and don’t tend to accept responsibility for anything.

I would add to the above list, incessant lying and denial of fact, as if to create a different person from the one people see.

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All of the above symptoms of emotional immaturity are more common in the very young and in teenagers, than in people 35+, which again, is the prime reason why we have a minimum age requirement to be President.

Relationships with emotionally immature people
June 4, 2012 by heart spirit mind

Emotionally immature people can be extremely challenging to deal with, because their ability to interpret and react to the variety of life’s challenges is often impaired.

If you are married to someone who is emotionally immature you probably face great challenges in dealing with their moods and behaviors. They tend to try to control their world around them making it what they idealize rather than accept it for what it is and work toward positive change.

This belief is a strong indicator of self-centeredness or narcissism.

Self-centeredness and self importance are normally characteristics of children.

Children demand special treatment, make little real contributions themselves, and complain that life isn’t meeting their demands.

Over coming this mind set is a normal and an important part of growing-up. When those characteristics manifest chronically in a “grown-up,” they are indications that person is not in fact a mature, responsive adult, but rather still reacting out of their self centered child self rather than as a mature adult.

The person may look mature, and have many adult responsibilities, but emotionally, they are still a child.

Having a President who acts like a teenager, i.e. has temper tantrums, gets upset easily, lacks proportionality, cannot endure criticism, is unwilling to forgive, has unpredictable moods, superficial values, is extremely self-centered, and lies about everything, no matter how large or small   — having a President like that would be dangerous for American and the world.

Imagine a teenager so immature and obsessed with himself that he awakens each night to Twitter-attack those whom he believes have not shown him sufficient homage.

Imagine a President so immature, he even will lie with claims about the large number of people who attended his inauguration, despite photographic evidence to the contrary.

Imagine a President so teenage immature he repeatedly will lie to, and cheat on, a succession of wives and boast about his sexual conquests with other women.

Imagine a President, who like a rich, teenage shoplifter, will cheat poorer people out of their scant resources with, for instance, a fake “university” scheme.

Imagine a teenage bully, who attacks religions, women, gays, immigrants and the poor.

Thank heavens, the American public, being rational, wise, and mature, never would elect such a weak-spirited, 14-year-old to be President of the United States.

Thank heavens.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

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ECONOMICS LAWS

•Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.

•Any monetarily NON-sovereign government — be it city, county, state or nation — that runs an ongoing trade deficit, eventually will run out of money.

•The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes..

•No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth.

•Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.

•A growing economy requires a growing supply of money (GDP = Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)

•Deficit spending grows the supply of money

•The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control. The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.

•Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.

•Progressives think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.

•The single most important problem in economics is the Gap between the rich and the rest.

•Austerity is the government’s method for widening the Gap between the rich and the rest.

•Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.

•Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the Gap between the rich and the rest..

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