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A Real Term Limit

airfredd22 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 12:08 PM
Re: Obama-Drama: Your commentary is confusing, The point Mr. Sowell is making, is that the only way to prevent career politicians to perpetually seek office is to term limit them out of their jobs. Not just their current jobs, but to limit them from just running from one political job to another. Perhaps a rest period could be initiated where a politician must take a break of at least one election cycle before becoming eligible to run for a different position. I believe that would be more in honoring the intentions of the founders. There is no way to eliminate the promises made by candidates, but term limits would prevent office holders from using their office to favor certain campaign contributors. Fred Speckmann
The main thing wrong with the term limits movement is the "s" at the end of the word "limit."

What are advocates of term limits trying to accomplish? If they are trying to keep government from being run by career politicians, whose top priority is getting themselves reelected, then term limits on given jobs fail to do that.

When someone reaches the limit of how long one can spend as a county supervisor, then it is just a question of finding another political office to run for, such as a member of the state legislature. And when the limit on terms there is...