Term limits are a contentious topic here in Los Angeles County. In 2002, voters passed Measure B (64% in favor), to limit the terms of County Supervisors to three consecutive four-year terms. So right about now things are getting interesting in LA.
Why limit the terms of elected officials? Presidential Candidate Dr. Rand Paul thinks, “We have all seen the consequence of long-term incumbencies. Career politicians seem to care more about their career than what is best for their country…As President, I will continue to support term limits in the hopes of ensuring that your elected officials act in direct representation of you and your needs.”
I support term limits, but for a different reason. If some politicians care more about their career than their country; it will be revealed publically soon enough. And it has nothing to do with removing the financial barriers to become an elected official.
It’s because everyone needs to be let go, or politely asked to leave, once in a while. Especially if it’s the voters that say so. It’s humbling experience we all need to work through occasionally.
Thanks for reading my twenty-sixth blog post.
The Republican Millennial