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Too Old?!

Steve asks, “What age is too old to be an elected official in the US?” People are losing their minds and are in charge.

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And now here's your host, Steve Noble. Okay. How old is too old? How old is too old for certain jobs, certain positions?

And should we do anything about that? And knowing that a good chunk of this audience, probably our average age in this audience, my guess would be 55 to 65, somewhere in there. At what age should you be restricted from doing certain things?

And the reason I'm asking the question is there's the obvious situation with Joe Biden, right? Who is currently 80 years of age. Turn 81 next year. So if he were to win another term in office, he would turn 82 and be 85 when he's done. 85 pushing 86 when he's done with the presidency. Something happened earlier today in Kentucky with Mitch McConnell, who's 81.

And we'll get to that here in a second. Dianne Feinstein is 90. Nancy Pelosi's 83.

And while we're at it, a little reminder that Donald Trump turned 77 earlier this year. So I want to get into that, but first before we do, let's all recall and remember that Idalia was the hurricane that hit Florida this morning when ashore as a Cat 3 at what's called Florida's Big Bend. That's just when the whole state coming up the Gulf Coast takes a 90 degree turn to the left.

That's the Big Bend area. So 90 at 745 Cat 3 storm, 125 mile an hour winds by 9 a.m. It was moving quickly.

The center of the storm was 20 miles south southwest of Madison and 45 miles south southwest of Valdosta, Georgia, with winds reduced to 110 miles an hour. They're calling it an unprecedented event. Now you run into that. There's a lot of hyperbole on these stories. It is an unprecedented event with respect to Florida's Big Bend. It's the most powerful hurricane that's hit that place in 125 years. But thankfully, it's not doing widespread damage, but it is serious. And now it's heading across and it's going to hit the Georgia coast, South Carolina coast, and even the coast of North Carolina is going to be affected. We have a child in college out that area and they canceled classes for tomorrow because of the potential for flooding.

Rhonda Santas as usual down in Florida, doing a great job of handling that. And so I just wanted to, before we run out of time here in the first segment, we've done this every time there's been a hurricane, something like this, just to take a minute for all of us in the body of Christ across radio and across Facebook and rumble, just to take a minute and pray for the people that have been affected, are being affected and will be affected by this storm. Most of us can't do anything about it. If there's opportunities to donate or even to serve, that's awesome.

But we should definitely be praying for these people that have been affected by it. So let's do that now. And then I want to get into it with you and talk about what should we be enacting an age limit to people in, we'll just stick to the federal level, the presidency and Congress, the House and the Senate. Should we have an age limit? Like, as soon as you like, you can't be this age and serve, like, forget it, you're out. And then there's going to be exceptions to that. But if you're going to enact an age limit, you cannot deal with exceptions.

It just is what it is. And so what do you do? How old? What's the cap?

What's the, what's the oldest you can be and serve as the President of the United States or a U.S. senator or a member of the House and Congress? What do you do with that? So I want to talk to you about that and open the phones. As always, the number is 866-348-7884.

Easier to remember is 866-34-TRUTH. And I want to wrestle with that today and consider, should we, it would take a constitutional amendment to change the qualifications for office. You have minimum age, but we don't have a maximum age. Should we? And I'm going to play for you this video, this Mitch McConnell earlier today, we actually have the audio so that we can boost the volume.

I'll play the video for Facebook Live and Rumble on the commercial break. But the, but he was at a press conference and somebody wanted to know about him running for reelection. And the question was asked and then he literally just, he mumbles something and then he freezes. He has an aide come over to check on him, repeat the question.

He mumbles something again and then freezes again. And then the interaction of the aide, the aide calls another aide over and Mitch McConnell's 81. He's the third most powerful person in Congress. Number one would be the speaker of house. Number two, the majority leader in the Senate.

And number three would be him, the minority leader in the US Senate, arguably easily the most, the third most powerful position in Congress. Should we have an age limit and what would it be? And you might look at it and say, okay, in the house, it's this, cause they only serve two years.

In the Senate, it's this, they serve six and the president obviously serves four years. So my, my, my question for you is, should we have age limits on the top end for all these positions and well, and what, what would they be? What do you think? So I want to get into that. Okay.

866-348-7884 is the number or 866-34 truth. Should we have age limits again? We're going to limit this to the federal level, president, Senate and the house. Should we have age limits? I'm all about that.

I'm all for it. The question is what age limit, where would you cap it? When you'd say the average person at such and such an age should not be in the white house, should not be in the Senate chambers, should not be in the house chambers. And this isn't about being unloving. This isn't about being on Christ.

Like this is about being prudent and wise. And when you hear this Mitch McConnell audio, which we'll get to here on the other side of the break, you should be like, okay, this is bad. You should feel bad for Mitch McConnell, but then there's a policy side. There's a ramification side and the same, obviously the same thing's true with the president.

I think most of us know that Joe Biden's not hitting on all eight cylinders, but should we amend the U.S. constitution to add that in? We have minimum ages. We don't have maximum ages. Okay. So that's my question for you. 866-34 truth as always. 866-34 truth.

And if you're going to impose a maximum age, what would it be? Let's pray before we hit the break. Father, we just come before you and just want to lift up all the people that have been affected already by hurricane Idalia.

People in Florida, Georgia, the people that are being affected right now is it's tropical storm Lord, and the people yet to be affected. And so I just pray for them individually that you administer to them in a powerful way, bring them peace, help them to think clearly, pray for the first responders and everybody around them, that they would be able to serve one another, pray for leadership like governor DeSantis and others who are making critical decisions, pray for line workers, for emergency workers, Lord, we just lift them all up to you and pray for your kindness and your provision to just invade that situation and just just help people Lord to deal with the realities of this challenge. And we ask all that in Christ's name.

Amen. This is Steve noble on the Steve noble show. Should we have an age maximum 866-34 truth is the number president house and Senate. What's the maximum age 866-34

Welcome back at Steve noble to Steve noble show how old is too old to be the president to be in the Congress, either in the Senate or the house, and say maximum age, if you're going to do a maximum age, you got to do a constitutional amendment, you'd have to amend the Constitution because we deal with ages and such in the Constitution with minimum ages, but we don't have a maximum age. So listen to this. And then I'm going to get to Annie and Stevie are calling in. So just hold on just a second. I'm going to play the audio. This is Mitch McConnell earlier today in Kentucky at a press conference, right? We have that Josh, let's play that audio. And he's going to understand the question a little bit at first, but then just listen to this whole thing.

It's about 30 or 40 seconds. Running for reelection in 2026. Just staring blankly. Nothing, nothing there. Did you hear the question senator running for reelection in 2026?

Yes. Blank. All right, I'm sorry, you already need a minute. Then they bring another aid over. Another aid comes over. Talks to the senator.

Senators going nowhere. Okay. Yeah.

And somebody else have a question please speak up. It was painful to watch. Okay, paint. It's painful to listen to it's painful to watch.

What do you do with that? Let's go to Annie who's calling in. Annie, thanks for calling. You're on with Steve.

What do you think about having a maximum age for some of these folks? Hi, thanks for taking my call. First time I've ever done this.

I'm going to be 67 years old. Common sense. If you can talk, if you can walk, then you can carry out a position. Look at John Fenneman. How old is he? He can't talk. Right. I mean, it's common sense.

What is wrong with people? Look with Joe Biden. He can't talk. He can't walk.

He's going to run for reelection. That should be the laughing stock of our country. What ever happened to common sense? Yeah, I would think that maybe common sense got too old and died. It would appear appear in this case. So with common sense being dead, right?

It's I mean, it's amazing. So what do you think it would be going a step too far to actually amend the US Constitution to put in an age maximum for these people? Common sense.

I'm with you. But we have an enormous part that doesn't have common sense. I don't. I don't because look at Trump. No, I think that they have to take a mentality test. Some kind of a test to prove that they are able to comprehend.

They are able to walk, think and talk. This is the United States of America. And we have one guy in Pennsylvania, a senator who has a stroke, and they put push him.

And then we have Joe Biden, the United States president. I mean, come on, people. Wake the hell up.

Yeah, it really is amazing. And I appreciate you calling. Thanks for calling, Annie.

You did great for a first timer. Nice and bold and throwing it out there. And I appreciate that. Careful with your use of certain words. Be careful with that. But that's one way you could look at it.

OK. But still, I still think at some point you have to have some kind of mechanism that says, OK, once you're 70, just like driver's license, once you're 70, we're going to do a fitness check, a physical check and a mental check. And if you can't pass it, this is where you would have to have something in place.

If you can't pass it, you can't run or even so going so far as to remove them from office. Eight six six thirty four. Truth is the number.

If you want to chime in eight six six three four eight seven eight eight four or eight six six thirty four. Truth. Or you just leave it to the voters. And like she said, they have no common sense. So you get people in office that have that should not be there and actually are dangerous. And so do you just allow the country to run itself into the ground like that?

Or do you have some protections? Why do we have minimum ages? Think about that. They're there.

We have minimum ages. Eight six six thirty four. Truth. Let's go to Stevie calling in from Charlotte. Stevie, thanks for calling.

Go right ahead. Well, I listen to Annie and while she's very adamant about what she's saying, but there's some truth involved. But I think if we try to amend the age limit, it's going to backfire on people who don't have cognitive issues and them getting jobs and where they live. There's going to be a lot of other discriminations that come in. I do agree with what you say about not running on all eight cylinders.

But yeah, there should be at least a four cylinder check or a six cylinder check of mentalness. And that should go on if they're going to serve the public. Then, you know, that needs to continually go on for no matter how long, how old they are and how long they're in office.

We're in embarrassment right now. I've been watching some of the Australian news reporters and as they say, we're the most powerful country in the world. That's their perspective, their quote. But we are making fools of ourselves with people who do not have the cognitive abilities to represent properly. All these decades in the past, we've had older people, but they did represent, they did have cognitive abilities. And when people like, I believe it was Roosevelt, had a stroke in office, there were able vice presidents and other people who stepped in and still assisted him and we didn't make an embarrassment to our country. Yeah, and those are great points, Stevie. Thanks so much for calling in and sharing that.

I really appreciate it. And now you go back in the day with Roosevelt, that was not publicly made known. They kind of buried that. His wife was involved.

Basically, his cabinet was running the show, his close advisors, but we didn't have a bunch of media like we do today. So now we have full exposure to what's going on here. And again, we have constitutionally thinking.

Now, I want to unpack this a little bit. And if you want to chime in on this, should we have a maximum age? Should we have a mental and physical fitness test? And is that going to lead to discrimination? I don't think that's going to lead to discrimination across the board any more than having a minimum age requirement in the U.S. Constitution for members of the House and the Senate and the president. We had a minimum age.

Why do we do that? Because our founding fathers believed that people, that some people were too young to have that kind of power and impact on the nation. You're not old enough. You're not mature enough.

You don't have enough experience. You shouldn't be in there because that would actually be irresponsible. Twenty-five in the House, 30 in the Senate.

OK, that would be irresponsible. And 35 as the president. Do you think that's do you want a 35-year-old as president? Or do you think at this point in human history in 2023 in America, a 35-year-old just doesn't have the experience, you shouldn't hand them the keys to the car? So we have a minimum.

Don't you think we should have a maximum? Because we operate this way in many areas, drinking, driver's license, military, whatever. But when it comes to federal power, is it time? Because the people are stupid enough to elect these people. The political will of the Democrat Party puts these people in office. Mitch McConnell's there, though. He's not a Democrat. He's a Republican. Why aren't the Republicans acting? The Democrats just want control of the seat. That's why Federman's complete inability to do the job. Or Feinstein at 90, same thing.

But this is where the rule of law comes in rather than the will of man, which is our form of government. 866-348-7884 is the number. 866-34, true.

Where do you fall in on this one? Is it a fitness test, a mental test, a physical test, or do we just put it flat in age maximum? Which is going to cut some people off because, like Trump at 77, he's not a normal 77.

Do you manage based on the exceptions? 866-34, true. We'll be right back.

Welcome back. It's Steve Noble with Steve Noble Show talking about getting old. Is there a point in which you get too old to be serving in office? How do you determine that? Should there be a hard number in the sand? Is it 70? Is it 75? Is it 80? Mitch McConnell's 81?

I played that earlier. It's just hard to watch, hard to listen to. Biden's 80. Feinstein from California is 90. Pelosi's 83. Donald Trump's 77. And Donald Trump's obviously not a normal 77-year-old. At 77, he's got the mental acuity and the physical ability of what? A 67-year-old? Probably.

Probably in the ballpark there. So you got to be careful with the hard and fast stuff. But is this an issue? Having people like Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein, Joe Biden, they're obviously going off a cliff because of their age.

And if all of us live to be that age, we're going to have cognitive decline as well. How do you deal with that? Should we find out?

Should we figure out a way to get them out of there when this obviously starts to happen? 866-348-7884 is the number, or 866-34, truth. Sherry, sorry, I had to hold you through the break, but thank you for your patience.

Go right ahead. Oh, that's okay. Well, basically, I want to say I want to let the voters decide, but I fear that our elections are corrupted. I mean, really. And I'm four term limits like Senate and the House.

But then, I believe Obama is serving his third term now. Because I do not think that is true. In many ways, that's true, I'm sure. Yeah, in many ways, I'm sure that's true.

And who's going to determine the outcome of the test? I mean, somebody like Fauci? That's sticky fast, doesn't it? Yeah. And that's a great point, Sherry. Is it impossible at this point in American history that even if we have cognitive tests, physical tests, that there's people behind the scenes that are not even giving us the actual results of the test because they don't want to lose the power of the office? Just like Fauci, did you trust Fauci grading a cognitive test for Trump? No.

Of course not. And that's where one of the problems we have in this country, Sherry, as you know, that with the loss of a moral compass and any allegiance to some kind of moral code, which we originally got from Christianity, this is where you go. It just becomes the wild, wild West.

And our family fathers knew that religion and morality, religion and morality, this form of government only works if you have a religious and moral people. When you don't, you get what we get, which is sad. We're getting it and we're getting it bad.

Yeah, we are getting it bad. Sherry, thanks so much for listening. Thanks for calling. I appreciate it.

866-348-7884 or 866-34TRUTH. All right, Jim on Facebook Live. This is a great point. How often do we have a 25 year old representative? How often do we have a 30 year old senator? How often do we have a 35 year old president?

It's it's well, on the House, very rare. Madison Cawthorn got in. He was 25.

That blew up. You have senators. It's 25 in the House. The minimum age 30 in the Senate, 30 in the Senate and 35 for the president. So why did you got to think through this? Why did the founding fathers have minimum ages?

Why would they do that? Because in order to have a powerful position like any of the three House, Senate, president, you need to have a certain level of maturity and knowledge and wisdom and understanding. Do you not? Okay, the opposite end of that, which we all know happens. If you're old enough, you might be saying, yep, Steve, I'm experiencing cognitive decline, physical decline. Think of your mom or your dad or your grandfather, your grandmother, at whatever age they're at, 75, 80, 85, 90.

Would you be comfortable with them? Not what they know, but their ability to think critically and their ability to handle physical stress. Would you be comfortable with them being a member of the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate or the White House? And we see what's going on with Biden.

And that was Sherry made a great point. I mean, who's going to administer the test and can you even trust them? And at this point, the public's trust in the federal government is at an all time low. So they say, oh, oh, Joe, we gave Joe the test.

He's fine. Now, what happens is you end up living in a in a in a nation that is not ruled by the rule of law. It's ruled by men or political will, as our friend Steve Dace would say. Political will runs the show, not the rule of law. That's where we're at.

So how do you deal with this? I'm all for the cognitive test. Absolutely. If you can pass a cognitive test. But once somebody becomes the president, let's say Donald Trump wins. It's they wins the primary and he wins the presidency. He'll be 78 next year, I think in June. So by the time he takes office, he'll be 78 and a half.

He'll turn 79 in his first year in office. Seventy nine. Eighty. Eighty one. Eighty two. Eighty two. And he finishes at 80. Should he be forced to take a cognitive test?

Yes, I think it's 75. He should be forced to take a cognitive test. And that has to be you have to figure out a way for that to be completely transparent.

And you know what you do with that. That means you have to show us the results. It's not like Dr. Burks or Dr. Fauci or some doctor inside the federal government says, hey, we administered the test and he passed it. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Nope. Not going to trust you. We need to see the results of the test. Show me the questions.

Show me his answers. Trust, but verify, as Ronald Reagan used to say. But is this is this a huge problem and how do we deal with it?

Eight six six three four eight seven eight eight four is the number eight six six three four eight seven eight eight four or eight six six thirty four truth. I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Should we institute? Should we change the Constitution? We have minimum ages. Should we have a maximum age for serving in the federal government?

President, Senate, House? Or do we do a cognitive test or a few people have said just leave it in the hands of the voter. And if we got a bunch of fools out there voting, then that's just what we get. That's the deal. Take it or leave it. And just leave it to the people, which is part of.

The American experiment is a representative republic representative democracy and indirect democracy. And so you just sometimes we just make bozo decisions with Biden, a bozo decision. I think we all know that he was whether he won legitimately or not. They put him up there.

They ran him. And then Fetterman, for goodness sakes, who's obviously and then checks himself into the hospital over depression. I mean, the guy should not be in public office. He maybe should not be holding down any kind of a significant job. But that's a serious issue. What do you think?

Eight six six three four eight seven eight eight four is the number or eight six six thirty four truth. Is this an issue? It's obviously an issue.

The question is, how do you deal with it? I'm actually don't have a problem with amending the U.S. Constitution and putting in a maximum age. The trick is, is it a maximum age when they run for office or if they if you're going to turn X, like, let's say if you're going to turn 80 while in office, you can't run. And you just apply that across the board, whether you're in the U.S. House. So if you're if you would win and you're 78 and you're going to hit 80 while you're in. The House serving your two year term.

I'm sorry, you can't run. No cognitive test, no discussion, because the odds are you're going to play the averages. The odds are an 80 year old has both physical and mental loss and shouldn't be in a position like that, whether it's the House, the Senate or the White House. But then you have exceptions to the rule like Donald Trump.

So what do you do then? This is a serious issue because the country is not getting smarter. Unfortunately, it's getting more ignorant.

So I'm just curious, what are your thoughts? We have plenty of time to take some more calls. 866-348-7884 or 866-34 truth. If you missed it, can we play that audio again? Josh, if you missed it, this was Mitch McConnell at a press conference earlier today in Kentucky. And somebody asked him a question about running again.

God help us about running again. And when you listen to this, you'll you'll hear him. It kind of gets that. Then he just goes blank. This happened to about what? Running for reelection in 2026. And if you watch the video, he's just blank. Is he having a stroke? I don't I don't know what's going on. Did you hear the question, Senator?

Running for reelection in 2026? Yes. Then nothing. They realize. I'm sorry, you are going to need a minute. We're going to need a minute. It's a sitting U.S. senator, second most powerful senator in the chamber. Minority leader. We need a minute.

What if it's the president of the United States and they're coming around him? OK. Anything? Nothing. He's gone.

To me, that's elder abuse. I don't know. How do you read that?

You hear that? If you're on Facebook Live or Rumble, we'll play the video for you on the commercial break. You have to watch. Go watch it for yourself.

I put it up on my Facebook page earlier. I'm just watching it going, that's elder abuse. The guy shouldn't be in there. Get him out of there. Let him go live his last days in peace and get him out of the maelstrom of that. And he can't do the job. He shouldn't be in there.

Get him out. But there's got to be some mechanism, because obviously the Republicans aren't doing it. And then on the Lib side, the Democrats aren't doing it. They're not doing it with Feinstein and they're not doing it with Fetterman. They want to retain control of those seats. And in the Senate, especially, that's a big deal. But it looks like the Republicans are guilty of it as well.

866-348-7884 is the number chiming in on age limit on the top end. And what do we do about these old people in office? God love them. We love them.

But at some limit, at some point, they shouldn't be serving. 866-34-TRUTH. We'll be right back. Welcome back. It's Steve Noble, The Steve Noble Show. Really sad and disturbing moment earlier today with Mitch McConnell, second in charge in the Senate, Minority Leader. He's 81. This was in Kentucky, and he was at a press conference. Somebody asked about running again, and he said, well, he mumbled something, and then he just froze.

And it's really painful to watch. And then one of his aides comes over. Did you hear the question, Senator?

Yeah. Nothing. And then she calls another aide over. Really painful, which is why I wanted to have this conversation together today about age limits.

How do we deal with this? We obviously, from the president on down, at some level, people should not be serving because they don't have the cognitive and physical ability to do it. Do you amend the Constitution to put a maximum age in there? Do you put a cognitive test?

Who gives the test? There's a lot to it, but I think it's certainly a problem because you have an electorate in the power base that's willing to go down this road. And unless you want to stay in a nation ruled by men and political will, you have to put something in place to counter that. That's why we don't have a democracy. We have a representative republic with the U.S. Constitution. So you have something over all of these sinful, prideful people. That's why the Constitution is so important. It's like the rules of the road, which doesn't care whether you're late for work or having a bad day.

That's what the Constitution does. Let's go to Ryan who's calling in. Ryan, thanks for calling. I appreciate your patience. Go ahead. Oh, not a problem. I was driving the back roads and I needed an opportunity to find a spot to pull over anyway.

Excellent. Yeah, you know, you hit it on the head when you were talking about the lower age limits. You know, they really had the comprehension to know that people had to have a certain level of knowledge and maturity to take on public office. But there's something that's lacking today that was in place back then in terms of the upper age limit. And it was a societal concept of honor. You know, men, if they knew that they could not handle a position, they would step down voluntarily. I don't think they had the idea that people would try to stay in public office for their entire lives.

No, they did not. And, you know, it's just so we need something in place today that we didn't need back then. And, you know, I don't think you could get support for it. I think 70 would be a good spot to start. But I don't think you could get much support. It would probably die in deliberation if you try to just say, okay, at 70, that's it for everybody no matter what. But at least, you know, if they get to that point and you say, okay, every three years you need a cognitive test to be tested by some impartial third party, you know.

Because, yeah, I mean, there's just some glaring issues that nobody's willing to talk about, nobody's willing to deal with because everybody's trying to hold on to power. That's such an incredible point that you're making, Ryan, about how things were back then where they saw it as public service. That's why Washington didn't want to be the president. He was called to it.

He was elected unanimously and won again the second term. And then he was done. I'm out of here. I just want to go back to Mount Vernon and go back to my normal life instead of living here in the zoo. And most of them saw that, okay, let's go serve.

Let's do something for the country that's beyond ourselves. But I don't want to keep doing this. And that's not good for people. And they had the honor to walk away.

And honor doesn't mean anything anymore, except in a courtroom when you say yes, your honor. But other than that, human depravity is running the show and people want to step down. I mean, Dianne Feinstein, you watch that and I'm like, this is elder abuse. She can't make the decision for herself. And the whole system up there marches this lady around. It's like Weekend at Bernie's. I mean, it's so sad and disgusting.

And you're like, and why? Because they want to hold they want to hold onto the seat. Her staff wants to hold onto the seat. I mean, if she stepped down, the governor gets to replace her.

The governor's Newsome. Of course, you're going to get another liberal in there. And but they just won't do it. It's really massively frustrating. But that's a great point.

We don't have we don't. They've really turned it from serving others to self-service, self-service. Exactly right. It's such a great point. Ryan, thanks so much for taking the time to call in. I appreciate your patience.

What a great point. Thank you. You're welcome.

Thanks so much. And that's that's it. Go back to the founding fathers.

I know I'm sounding like such an old man. You go back to the founding fathers and honor was a thing. Serving your nation was a thing, but also understanding that men are given over when they get power. They knew that. Now, why they didn't I'd have to research this. Did they have any conversations? Does it show up in the federal federalist papers somewhere where they where they kind of wrestled with term limits?

I doubt it because they just to to our last caller's point is point. They didn't think like we do. So the honor is, oh, should you stay in office, accumulate power, wield power? No, they left that system behind. That's Europe. That's aristocracy. That's the divine right of kings. That's if you're born in the right family and have the right last name, you're going to be a landowner and you're going to be set.

And if you're not sorry, bucko, there is no middle class. Then you come over here starting in 1619 in Jamestown and 1620 in Plymouth, which two very different groups of people. And the next thing you know, you have founding fathers are like, yeah, we've been there, done that, got the T-shirt. We're not going to do things like the old world across the pond, which that that 3000 miles of water was it was an incredible blessing to this nation separated from the old world to overhear what we call the new world when honor was the thing. And you're like, I'm going to serve. I'd rather not. I'd rather stay home, be with my wife and kids, tend my farm, whatever.

Much rather do that than go play in this nightmare. But to his point now, it's it's not about serving others. It's about self-service.

And then honors is dead. And so that's why somebody like, like, have you ever seen? I have to look this up. Has anybody in Congress ever will willingly step down because of their age or health? It'd be interesting to look that up. How many members of Congress have removed themselves from office? How man doing it right now? Members of Congress have removed themselves from office. I know I'm terrible typer. How many members of Congress have removed themselves?

Recall legislators and removal of members. OK, that's not very common. That's not very common. But how many people have actually removed themselves? This didn't pop right up.

I'd have to look at it. But the answer is going to be less over time. Right. Don't you think that to the point we were just discussing less over time? Because we've gotten less moral, less ethical, less. Wait, I'm going to say less Christian over time.

And more of ourselves, self-centered, it's all about me. So why five years ago would Dianne Feinstein not say, yeah, sorry, guys, I'm losing it here. I really I shouldn't be doing this job. I'm going to step down for the good of the position to uphold the sanctity of the Senate and for the good of the nation. Well, that would require on a scale from one to ten, how much honor? Ten. That would require an incredible amount of honor.

Somebody that's self-effacing, humble and brutally honest. Or Nancy Pelosi. Yeah, right. Or Mitch McConnell, who a couple of years ago, you think, let me ask you this question. Are you aware at your age of any cognitive decline?

Like, how often does it happen to me that I use the wrong name or when I'm on in the class or here on the radio and I'm just talking and I'm making some points and then all of a sudden. Can I get an amen? It's just gone.

Poof. Where did that go? Where was I going with that? How did I get on this rabbit trail?

I do that in class because I know it's a shocker that I'll get on a rabbit trail in class and then all of a sudden I'll just hit a wall and I'll go, how did I how did I get on this rabbit trail? What was it? What was I talking about? That was actually on the PowerPoint slide. And then one of my teenage students will say, you were talking about. Oh, that's right. Thank you. OK. It's not always fun to be in my case, 57.

That's 57 and I'm experiencing. Do I think I could do the job? Congress? Yes. Do I think I could do the job mentally and physically? President? Yes.

I think I could do the job. But Steve Noble at 57 is not who Steve Noble was at 47. So at some level, back to that great call. Thank you, sir. Honor steps in. But we're in a country that's increasingly dishonorable. Individuals are dishonoring of others and of themselves. Is that a political problem? No, it's a character problem.

If it's a character problem, it's a spiritual problem, which is the essence of all of our problems. Is it not? By the way, welcome to one of my classes at Nobel. This is exactly what I do in my classes. I'm always going to drag stuff back to spiritual realities. OK, so you need to be wise. You need to be sharp.

And then we always make it personal in class. How humble are you? How much honor do you have? Would you be willing to walk away with the accumulation of power?

Do you see why it's going to be a problem? Lord Acton said, power corrupts, power corrupts. Absolutely. The Bible is a pretty good indicator of human nature.

You can count on it. You can take it to the bank so that human beings become imminently predictable. Unfortunately, human history shows you that world history shows you that U.S. history shows you that my history shows you that in your history shows you that. And then you go, OK, then we need to deal with the reality as found in the scriptures. That is reality. We're talking about that in my ethics class today. I'm like, does it look like to you that the culture is going crazy?

Yes. Do you know what the definition of crazy is? Crazy is being out of touch with reality. That begs the question, what's reality? Reality is that which is true. Oh, and then Pontius Pilate steps in and goes, what is truth? That's why building a biblical world view in yourself, you turn that music down a little place, building it in yourself and in your sons and daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, anybody you can, younger people, especially building that biblical world view so they have lenses that work properly so they can operate in the world effectively for the glory of God and for the good of their neighbor. There's your Christian calling, right?

Even when we're talking about age limits in the federal government. This is Steve Noble on The Steve Noble Show, God willing. I'll talk to you again next Sunday, all we choose to say, on her floor.
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