I’m posting a lot more cartoons these days because so many of them say exactly what I want to say, without all my blather. Term limits? I’ve been saying that for years. The only problem is, it needs to be a law, and I doubt you’ll find many lawmakers willing to limit their own time in office.
20 thoughts on “Term limits, you betcha!”
Amazing facial expressions! This man is very gifted!
Or very observant.
Yeah, that’s about as likely as them voting against their next pay raise!
No kidding. Who else gets to do that?
Looks like we all picked the wrong careers …should have gone into politics?
I sometimes think I could do better, or at least as well, as a lot of the people in public office. I just have an aversion to cesspools.
No doubt. Unfortunately with the current hyper emotional atmosphere, the only ones willing to go into “public service are so often now the last people we would want there(Public service – misunderstood phrase now…something the founders thought would be only a couple of years for individual citizens before they went back to their own lives..didn’t take into account of greed and power hunger…)
Admittedly our founders didn’t bat a thousand, but overall they did a pretty good job.
Including admitting it is a work in progress towards a “more perfect union”…so many seem to not know that, or not want to acknowledge it, or flat refuse to see it.
Let’s hope it doesn’t take massive plague, war, or something like the Yellowstone volcano wake people up to the need to get along and appreciate what we have.
Progress is an ancient process: one step forward, two steps back. But this three or four steps back is depressing.
I thought that term limits applied to POTUS, I hope that hasn’t changed.
By the bye, I read something that shocked me the other day,
Our Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Frazer, does not get his $530,000.00+ salary per annum, It all goes straight to charity, every cent.
Still I suppose he claims it as a tax deduction on whatever he gets from his personal income on his meagre wealth of $200 million plus
POTUS has term limits, but not the lawmakers in Congress. Unfortunately, there are also no term limits on Supreme Court justices. They have lifetime tenure, or as long as they want to stick around.
Good bad or indifferent the justices of the Supreme Court as political appointments at the whim of whoever POTUS is when one of the chairs is vacated, seems very wrong to me, but then I’m an alien
I don’t like it either. When I was much younger and very naive, I thought the justices were above political affiliations and loyalties and made their decisions based only on their interpretations of the law. Like I said … very naive.
johnthecook…I do not think that you were so naive,as I also had the same idea. I believe that we were just under educated in how our political system works in practice and not just theory. I now know that interpretations are like noses.Mine is different than yours and who is to say your right and I am wrong or visa versa, in our interpretation of a decision?
You’re right. We were taught the ideals, not the realities. But I suppose without that as a starting point, we’d never have any ideals at all.
I can see both sides of the term-limits argument for Congress. There is a learning curve to every job and theirs is no exception. Experience is vital to getting anything meaningful done. But I do strongly believe there should be limits for SCOTUS. No human being should have that much power. I would favor an age limit of 80 and a term limit of, say, 13. (No multiple of 4.)
Congress ought to be term limited too. The Founding Fathers never intended it to be a lifetime job. It was supposed to be ordinary citizens who took a few years off their regular jobs to serve the country, before returning to their “day jobs.” Experience in Congress ultimately becomes power and permanence, nice for constituents and donors, but not necessarily what’s right for everyone else. Besides, the current system has become one of constant campaigning for the next election, rather than focusing on work that needs to be done.
johnthecook…I Think we can agree on this,term limits can be a good thing. It seems our politicians have found a way to extend their time in public office by a smoke and mirror tactic that all good magicians have seamed to master. If we the people who voted a person into a public office truly wanted that person out of office,just vote them out of office at the end of their first term OR recall them out of office via a referendum Where there is a will there is a way.
But term limits would ensure that regardless of votes, they could only serve two terms, or whatever. That would make them stick to business and stop planning for the next election. The founders never intended elective office to be a lifetime job.