25 September 2007

Cleanse the Inner Vessel

I've long been a proponent of term limits. Career politicians lead to entrenched bureaucracy, increased love of power, and overly complicated legislation.

But we don't have term limits. Voters can impose their own term limits at the ballot box, but the difficulty of defeating an incumbent is well-known, and the instances of a challenge coming from an incumbent's own party are few and far between. There are instances where voters would be well-served to demand that an incumbent not run again. They would also be well-served if other legislators abandoned these bad actors.

For an example of what I mean, John Fund talks about the misdeeds of Alaska's Congressional contingent.

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