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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 02:44 AM

12. For U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, it would require a constitutional amendment...

States can do it if they want, but it has real problems.

If you have an effective elected representative, why would you want to term limit that person?

Term limits destroy institutional memory so that you constantly have a new crop of ignorant newbies who are never sure just what has been tried and what hasn't.

As instituted in California, it didn't really remove career politicians, just rotated them through various offices. Their expertise was lost, because they went on to a new job.

Term limits go hand n hand with the theory that government should not be a full job. But in the modern world, everything is too complex for that to be workable in most places.



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