Congressional Term Limits

Political Science / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
An opinion piece in favor of congressional term limits, pointing to several reasons why the current practice of unlimited terms is dangerous to American democracy.

“In recent years, the status quo in Washington seems to be leaning towards career politicians and ever increasing length of service as a legislator. While many support the idea of career politicians as natural considering the degree of specialization and experience now necessary, other conservatively-minded reformers see the career politician as debasing the federal government and antithetical to the principles of democracy. While there are formidable arguments in favor of career politicians, it is clear that this idea of lifetime service to the government is antithetical to principles of American democracy and the intentions of our forefathers. This dangerous trend must be curtailed by the institution of Congressional term limits. ”

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