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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, January 31, 2006


This post rolled up.
It looks like Thomas Sowell and I are on the same page; not bad company to keep.

"At the heart of much government corruption is one simple thing: Re-election. It takes big bucks to run a political campaign and all that most politicians have to sell is the power of government that they control. That is what they do sell in various ways to various special interests. Term limits try to deal with the problem of re-election but the fatal weakness of term limits is the 's' at the end of the word 'limits.' So long as there are multiple terms, the first term is going to be spent trying to get re-elected to a second term—instead of devoting that time to serving the public interest. What really needs to be done is to put a limit of one term in one office and a waiting period of several years before being elected or appointed to another office in government. In other words, make political careers impossible. Can people who are not career politicians run the government? People who were not career politicians created the government and the Constitution of the United States of America. It was one of the most incredible achievements in history. Who among our career politicians today would be capable of such a feat?"

—Thomas Sowell


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