Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Legislators whining about term limits

Tony Messenger wrote this piece about Missouri legislators, from both parties, complaining that the state's term limits of eight years in the House of Representatives and eight years in the Senate is too short.

Too short?  Give me a break.

Eight years is only too short for folks who want to make careers out of politics.  And we shouldn't be catering to career-minded politicians.  

Term limits were passed to get Missouri closer to the ideal of a citizen legislature.  Men and women with their feet, their careers, their livelihoods, and their futures still in the real world are likely to be the best men and women to represent the interests of their constituents in Jefferson City.

1 comment:

dameon said...

8 years isn't long enough to build up their election campaign warchest in order to jump into a bigger role.