Why don’t we have age limits for holding office?

The New York Times ran a story this week about how the press should cover the health of our elderly leaders. This happened to be the same week that Chris Rock made a pitch for term limits on Saturday Night Live.

Seeing these two stories side by side made me wonder: Why we don’t have maximum age limits for holding office?

There is precedence for this already. One must be 25 to run for the House of Representatives, 30 for Senate, and 35 for President in the United States. We accept age minimums because we believe that…