Friday, March 5, 2010

Term Limits Would Stimulate Leadership Development

The current political system has led to a leadership drought. The reason is that the Congress is entrenched and Congressmen are time servers who obsequiously obey the party leadership in order to gain committee appointments and chairmanships.

Term limits would increase the reservoir of frustrated, experienced talent that lacks a job. It is time to begin kicking Congressmen out of office after 4 terms and Senators after one. Americans can no longer find leadership at the national level that is willing to think for itself. America's leaders have become a crop of homogenized drones who avoid risk and parrot the dying media for fear of upsetting the political establishment's rickety apple cart. Newt Gingrich is still being presented as someone of importance in the GOP. What more need be said? We need structural change. A clown like Obama seemed good only because the tens of millions of better qualified Americans are not power hungry enough to play the game.


Cindy said...

I have been saying this for years - Service to the country - in this form - is not "service" - it's a well paid, benefited position that has given us "career politicians" who's only wish is to enable their re-election by pleasing those groups (buying votes) who will ensure a positive election result. Our "representatives" need to be hard working men and women who have the country's best interests in mind, who seek and obtain direction from the hard working folks who elect them - and who want to conduct the business of the people in an efficient and meaningful manner. Call that a huge wish list, if you will - but by making it impossible to remain in office for more than two terms - you would definitely be on the way to a fresh outlook and better government. Will it happen? You'd be asking today's politicians to be cutting off their own right arm... don't think we'll see it anytime soon.

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