I’ve always been torn about the term limits argument. I’ve heard very good arguments made on both sides of it. Those in favor of term limits argue – rightly – that it would prevent travesties such as Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi and Charlie Rangel, to name a few off the top of my head. We should probably throw that bastard Murtha in there too.
That makes sense. We shouldn’t have to rely on the VA to kill off someone like Murtha that everyone hates but who has grown too powerful through corruption to defeat at the polls. Even in San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi never could have been elected once – much less reelected for decades – if the system wasn’t corrupt. (As I’ve said before, if you’ve ever seen that woman speak for 60 seconds you know she’s too stupid to find her way home at night without a staff.)
The opposing argument that I’ve always heard is that term limits, especially for the House, would prevent anyone from being there long enough to be effective. That seems a bit specious to me, but I see the point.
However, I’m now seeing this a bit differently in light of the socialist overthrow of the government going on right now with this “health care” charade. (It’s not about “health” or “care.” It’s about the final overthrow of what’s left of the united States Constitution.)
After all their unConstitutional machinations, scheming, backroom deals, threats and bribery… STILL the only reason this nightmare has a chance of getting rammed through is because of retiring democrat Congressmen that have nothing to lose – and everything to gain – by voting for it as they “retire.” To hell with public opinion! They’re buying either an appointment to easier government jobs or laying the groundwork for their lobbying careers.
With term limits this could be far worse. Imagine the current scenario with this horrific mess if a third of the House was not eligible for reelection because of term limits.
That would be far worse than even this hell we’re facing now.
I have to say that this may have convinced me that term limits for Congress may do more harm than good. Especially with a Marxist usurper in the White House.
I miss America and lament that my children will never know her except from history books. May she rest in peace.