This Is Just Depressing

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    Perhaps it's that Hastert is from Illinois, but this whole mess has me so angry!

    http://www.suntimes.com/output/steyn/cst-edt-steyn28.html


     
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    Oh the positive effects of term limits. I think the time has come.
     
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    I don't think the problem is term limits, but a combination of the increase in interest groups coupled with a decline in populace engagement.

    There also is the current two parties being clones of each other. While their members are different, the leaders aren't. :coffee3: A more engaged electorate could change that, but I doubt it will happen without the rise of a 3rd party, that will knock out at least one of the existing two, eventually.
     
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    I agree the problem is not term limits, hell there are non. Well, except for the Pres. Ineresting that we limit the supposed most powerful position we have, but allow these other yahoos to run wild for 30 years. Who causes more damage in the end?

    I agree much of the problem is interest groups coupled with a decline in populace engagement. A 3rd party might fix that, but I'd bet it wouldn't last.

    Now it seems to me the only way to really shut that down Incumbistan (other than igniting the public) is term limits. Heck these people are pussy footing all around the illegal issue, why, for votes, re-election. Perhaps if re-election was taken out of the mix they'd do what is truly best for the country and not what is best for their position in DC. Just my opinion.
     
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    Term limits would just cause further erosion of public interest. Truly, the infusion of energy would have to come from something like a third party and the collapse of one of the 'old parties'. IMO
     
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    It may spike interest. I think it would.
     
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    Spike interest, improve performance and make buying off congressmen less attractive.
     
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    Back to the topic:

    http://www.tbo.com/news/nationworld/MGB8OAATQNE.html
     

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