The L.A. Times reports that only five of the 153 races in the recent election were true contests. Read the story.
Since politicians seem to have adopted gerrymandering as a means of preserving their jobs, there’s only one way to get them out of office: term limits.
Incumbents hate term limits, which is nearly enough to recommend them on that point alone. Their argument: their dismissal would lower the quality of government. Hah! If anything, regular, forced turnover would raise the bar considerably by infusing stale government committees with new blood.
The city of Houston has terms limits and its quality of service has not declined. The fact is that there are far more Americans qualified and capable of leading than there are positions to fill. Every country should be so lucky. The only reason to oppose term limits is a love of the corrupt, insider’s game that currently dominates the republican process.