Harry S. Truman once said, “A politician is a man who understands government […] A statesman is a politician who’s been dead 10 or 15 years.” With every passing year, more politicians become insulated in bureacracy, isolated from reality, and more out of touch with the very constituents who put them in office. Many people fear things would not get done if we limited terms and the amount of time people have in office; it’s hard enough trying to learn the ins and outs of government as it is, right? Well, these ins and outs would not exist if we expanded term limits.
According to a Missourinet article, an organization known as Term Limits for Missouri has filed paperwork in efforts to place term limits on all statewide offices. The head of the organization issued a press release, saying, “It’s better for democracy to have citizen elected officials not bureaucrats who stay in office for decades.”
I am pretty positive on my stance concerning term limits. However, some free-market thinkers differ on the issue. I would love for all of you to respond with your opinions on the subject.