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August 9, 2013

Viewpoint: Lack of mandatory limits in Senate is dangerous

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“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams

“Democracy ... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” — John Adams

We need to hold all to term limits. Politics should not be a career. Serve and train others to be good servants in leadership, then go back to civilian life and there, earn their retirements, not on taxpayer expenses.

“Nothing is so essential to the preservation of a republican government as a periodic rotation.” — George Mason

Several leading statesmen regarded the lack of mandatory limits to tenure as a dangerous defect, especially, they thought, as regards the presidency and the Senate. Richard Henry Lee viewed the absence of legal limits to tenure, together with certain other features of the Constitution, as “most highly and dangerously oligarchic.”

Love my country, ashamed of the government.

 

 

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