A look at the mess that has become our state and nation......
and other assorted commentary.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OVERLOAD
I'm not sure I'm strong enough to tolerate another Presidential Campaign that is going to last for the next 13 months. Is it me or doesn't it seem like we just finished one a few days back? Somewhere along the line, I'm not exactly sure when, these election cycles have been starting earlier and earlier. It's now to the point that they are beginning about half way into the incumbents term. It's just plain nuts to be going through this nonsense well over a year before the election. One of the things I believe would help would be to change the Constitution to allow the President to serve one, six year term. instead of two four-year terms. Not only would it delay the onset of this perpetual electioneering, it would save the taxpayers billions of dollars. For example, instead of having six elections in a 24 year period, the number would be reduced to four thus, sparing us two election cycles over this time period. While we are at it, let's allow Representatives to hold their office for four years instead of two. The two year term may be the most ridiculous cycle of all. We elect a representative, they serve the first year and then must start campaigning in the second. Quite crazy if you want to admit it. Finally, we need to make these terms limited in order to prevent these lifetime politicos from gaining a stranglehold on the country. What do you think? Longer terms but limited terms? Who's with me?