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A Real Term Limit

GRusling Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 11:08 AM
The original idea was, those who had nothing to lose would not make good decisions for the rest of us. In general, that's true, but those who have much to lose may also not make good decisions for those who have nothing. In other words, the "have's" would make laws which perpetuated their wealth at the expense of the "have not's". When there was free land everywhere, for the taking, it was difficult to perpetuate that condition, but in today's society it would be easy, and it is, we call it "Crony Capitalism." All we need is to enforce the federal and state constitutions. They were designed to "limit" government at all levels. We need to hold each to those limits and our problems would be solved. That would eliminate the welfare state...
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...