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Brilliant, But You’ve Got To Go

Posted: November 12, 2012 at 3:31 a.m.

Let’s try a little roleplay game.

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Opinion, Pages 5 on 11/12/2012

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The incumbent has to go because, and only because, he’s an incumbent.<<

No Greg. He has to go because Ark citizens said no more career politicians need to be elected to the Ark House. They rarely, IF EVER, set up good government associations. It's corrupt enough with them getting 6 and 8 years. We don't need more Nick Wilsons controlling the Ark budget and corrupting childhood education, Medicaid and everything and anything their grubby hands can touch.

Whine on. As you acknowledged, term limits are here to stay.

It's good enough for the President, it's good enough for our governor and state legislators.

Next, term limits for Congress.

Posted by: cdawg

November 13, 2012 at 1:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

But term limits are not a magic bullet.

Posted by: Coralie

November 17, 2012 at 4:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Now we just apoint them to boards where the wore-out political hacks can live again to inflict more damage upon us.

Posted by: JailBird

November 17, 2012 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

One problem I see is constant influx of inexperienced lawmakers. New blood is not always a bad thing though.

Posted by: Tankersley101

November 17, 2012 at 7:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The best term-limit mechanism is voter awareness of a lawmaker's performance and understanding of the true effects of his actions on his constituents and on the country. No amount of advertising can counteract real voter awareness.

Posted by: AlphaCat

November 17, 2012 at 8:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voter awareness is like trail driving a herd of sheep, everyonce and a while the stupid things will go staight, but if one wanders off half the others will follow and you have to sic the dogs on them.

Posted by: JailBird

November 18, 2012 at 5:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )