A recommendation and my plan for voluntary term limits
at Bill Whittle (my favorite blogger) video-commenting on media bias. Chapter and verse, chapter and verse.
God I love the video age! It's getting harder and harder to maintain hypocrisy and lies in public anymore.
Whittle speaks of an aristocratic congress-for-life. Some say the cure for this is term limits.
Well, term limits have been passed a few times, and just as quickly overturned, or delayed forever by challenges in the courts. Does anyone really think the political class will willingly put up with exclusion from the gravy train?
So I have "a modest proposal." We propose a social contract with those who would undertake the noble sacrifices of public service. Which (so they say) are a burden they undertake for the Greater Good of Us All.
You altruistic public servants can have three consecutive terms in office.
After one, you have to spend at least an equal amount of time making an honest living before you run for any public office again.
Or, you can have two terms in office. After which you spend an equal amount of time in jail.
Or, you can have three consecutive terms in office, after which we take you out and shoot your sorry ass because you're hopeless.