Friday, August 5, 2011


Please Help Me Quit
One of the best ways to help this country climb out of the mess we are in, is to introduce the concept of "term limits" into all levels of government, particularly the Federal and State.  Now, we all know this is something that the lifetime politicians are well aware of,  yet, they try to avoid its discussion like the plague.  When you are riding a lifetime gravy train, as many of these people are, it is not hard to figure out why they don't want to support changing to a system that would effectively limit their power and influence, and do so voluntarily.  Obviously, in order to get these leeches off of their addiction to permanent political office, is going to take some effort by the rest of us.  It is critical to pressure those in power to install limits on their terms.  But, realistically we know they won't, so we must do it ourselves.  As voters it is incumbent upon us to vote out anyone who has been in office eight years or more, regardless of their political effectiveness or their political party.  We have to "help" these addicts find the door when the time comes.
Nothing would clean up the political system and the crud we are experiencing at all levels, more than the rotation of the individuals holding these elected positions.
The fact that these folks can continually get themselves re-elected for decades, allows them to build up an unhealthy level of power and influence, which is dangerous and does not serve the best interests of the nation.  Having a politician serving in the Senate or House for 20, 30 or 40 years is not what the Founders intended nor, should it be something we Americans of today accept.  This is not much different than having a Monarchy in which the king has absolute power and control for his entire life.  These political positions were to be held for a short time, by men who wanted to serve their state or nation, then move on back to their original life's work.  What we are seeing now is a raping of the system by  career politicians, who parlay their longevity in office into jobs for friends and relatives, and create for themselves a base of power that they use to influence way too many things, not intended for them to control.   
If we are to clean up the mess at the federal and state levels of government, we must promote two terms,  or a maximum of eight year limits for anyone elected in the House or Senate in Washington, and in every state capital as well.

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