Thursday, June 21, 2007

Reigning in Congress

What do you do with politicians who have tenure for life, but do more harm than good for the country? Roger Simon has an idea:

The first thing we need to deal with this is term limits.
Government has become a sinecure for the inept. We already have a two-term limit
on the Presidency. Similar limits on the House and Senate would be just fine. Of
course, we all know such limits stand little chance of passing. The incumbents,
on both sides of the aisle, want to stay in office for life.

This is tough. How do you control the people in control? But so many of our institutions are out-of-control these days: Congress, the Media, Judges, pursuing their own agenda rather than the will of the majority.