Thursday, July 15, 2010

Term Limits?

I've been listening to Glenn Beck's Common Sense and he seems to be very adamant about limiting terms for everyone in government from Representatives and Senators to Judges.  He realizes that by doing this it would be a bit of a sacrifice to force good people out of office after a defined time period, but that would be nothing compared to the sacrifice of keeping imbeciles in office for long term.  Being a politician (i.e., Public Servant) shouldn't be a career.

So, having said this, does it make sense to vote anyone out of office that's been in for longer than two terms (regardless of how good or bad they've been doing)?  I tend to think so, to get try to get the hint out that we don't want people making a career out of a government office (I also realize that I can't do this on my own, but that it would take convincing a heck of a lot of people considering that with a 15% approval rate Congress still manages to get 95% of it's reps re-elected).  I'm also beginning to see that there isn't a whole lot of difference between democrats and republicans in Washington, they all want to spend money we don't have.  Anyways, I would just like to hear some of your opinions.

1 comment:

PATR!K said...

For some reason, if there were not any term limits, I could see corruption rise in order for politicians to keep their position.