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A Real Term Limit

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 6:58 AM
At 0249, Diogenese_wy wrote " Term limits don't work because it forces out the good with the bad." At 0633 Happy Jake replied, "You presume there's a 'good. to be forced out." Excellent exchange. I'll make bold to add that 1. The occasional conviction of an innocent defendant is no reason to scrap trial by jury. I'd gladly turn Rand Paul and Ted Cruz out of office to be rid of the rest of that toxic mob. 2. Term limits don't work for the reasons Dr. Sowell presents. The term limit that he proposes instead won't work because it must be approved by the officials to be limited.
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...