To be the President of the United States there are a few qualifications a candidate must have. These include having to be a natural born United States Citizen, been a resident for at least 14 years and be at least 35 years old. With most of these qualifications I can get behind and see the reasoning but to say that someone has to be way over the legal age to join the military seems odd. A person is old enough to fight for the country but not old enough to run it..
On Tuesday, Captain Morgan announced a petition for Article II, Section I of the United States Constitution to be changed, which states that “neither shall any person be eligible to [the office of President] who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years.” True to its namesake’s pioneering and adventurous spirit, the Captain Morgan brand will unite everyone to bring a new voice to the election, in an attempt to pave a way for Under 35s to be President of the United States.
The United States is evolving and the same ideas that first built this country are now obsolete because this country isn’t the same as it was in 1776. Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton is 68 year old. The Republican President Candidate, Donald Trump, is 70 years old. Millennials have replaced Boomers as America’s most populous and most influential generation, with more than 75.4 million in the US alone. Ranging from 21-34, some of our country’s most important technological, creative, and economic advancements can be directly attributed to this age group. Yet the very people who are changing the face of the nation are ineligible to hold the nation’s highest political office.
To join the movement, adults 21+ are encouraged to visit UNDER35POTUS.com in order to sign the petition. If 100,000 signatures have been acquired by August 17, 2016, the White House will review the petition, distribute it to appropriate policy officials and issue a response.