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A Real Term Limit

Writer4 Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 9:43 PM
I would say that both voters and the politicians are the problem. We don't say that if justified curbs on power are not respected by persons in power, the "only" problem is voters. Institutional features, including constitutional mandates and prohibitions, are relevant to maintaining legitimate curbs on the exercise of governmental power. Voters don't vote in a vacuum. If term limits are in place, voters can still default on the responsibility of judging candidates appropriately, but it would be easier for them to fulfill their responsibilities on a more regular basis. Since there is no God, the latter part of jturning's comment is fallacious and irrelevant.
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...