I don't know that I've ever disagreed with Mr. Sowell, but this time I do, at least at the federal level.
He states: "But in no term is doing what is right for the people likely to be the top priority."
When is that ever a long-term politicians priority?
6 terms for representatives, 2 for senators, and 2 for the President. If members of Congress can't get what needs to be done in 12 years, too bad.
I do like the idea that the office-holder must wait before attaining another elected office.