Friday, January 18, 2013

Term Limits & Gun Control

"A Gallup poll released Friday shows that 75 percent of Americans would vote for term limits, for both the House and Senate, if given the opportunity."

I'm for term limits myself, not liking political careerism. Too easy to start thinking that your shit doesn't stink and that you're entitled to exempt yourself from the laws that you inflict on others.

But term limits would probably break the power of the National Rifle Association to prevent gun control legislation from being passed. If a politician doesn't have to worry about the consequences of a particular vote because of his/her limited time in office, then (s)he can safely choose to vote the conscience, and not vote at the behest of a lobbying organization.

1 comment:

Rev. Paul said...

You've got a point there, but it wouldn't end lobbying ... so maybe the NRA would have to change its tactics.