Why Millennials need Term Limits for Politicians.

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I stated I will explain why TERM LIMITS are essential for millennials to ever obtain influence and control in government.

Political Incumbents

It is almost impossible to unseat a political incumbent in Washington. That is  unless they really screw up or become involved in a scandal because incumbents directly have an arithmetic voter advantage over the people who work for them who depend on his or her re-election for their jobs.

Once a politician rises from local politics into the Washington Congress, it becomes even harder to unseat them and they become more powerful in the Senate when they obtain seniority which equates to more power.

The present Congress has the oldest age members is 61 years. The average length of service for Representatives at the beginning of the 114th  Congress was 8.8 years (4.4 terms); for Senators, 9.7 years (1.6 terms). If you trace the Senate members careers, they normally progress from local politics  to the Washington House,  then to the Senate, which means they are career politicians.

Many believe wisdom comes with age but that ain’t necessary so, in my opinion. For example,  if you consider the following King Solomon proverb and relate it to how the USA is currently 20 trillion dollars in debt, 16 years in war, 50 million on food stamps, etc. etc..

King Solomon

6For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield for those who walk in integrity. 8 Guarding  the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones.….(Proverbs 2:6-8)

While there probably are people in government that may fit this proverb description, you decide who they are. If you think all of them do, I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I would like to sell you cheap.

In My Opinion

TERM LIMITS for all government elected officials is the only way to change the folly and reduce government. It should be the number one goal of the millennials to return government from being a government of the rich and powerful to what and how the original founders did themselves.

They served a short period for noble reasons and then returned to their homes and businesses to cloth and feed themselves and their families. Not to support themselves and their families with a much better salary, expense account, power contacts to enrich themselves, ego, pensions, medical insurance, etc. that far exceed what their constituent have. In other words, it is a better gig to work in government than in private business.

Not all legislators in government, I agree. However, there is scientific proof about Washington politicians. If you remember the old proverb about how one bad apple can spoil the  other apples in a barrel if you do not check each apple before you put them in a barrel.

Also, don’t forget my offer to anyone who does not believe there are some really bad apples in Washington about a great deal to buy a big bridge in Brooklyn cheap and make a lot of money with tolls and taxes just like the government does.

Power Corrupts

The greatest sin a man or woman can commit is the abuse of power.

JOE BIDEN, Esquire, January 2012

If you are interested why I inserted the above  quote, I recommend you read Citizen Tom’  blog and comments about the current political fiasco going on in Washington DC in the Sources Below.

In My Next Post

I will explain another rape of millennials, Education, and the real reasons why the USA spends the most and lags behind other countries test scores with far lower costs and quality.

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Sources

Profile of Membership of the 117th Congress HERE

Citizen Tom HERE

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