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Score one against term limits

The state of Idaho has repealed its term limits law, becoming the first state to do so. I’m genuinely shocked that the mostly Republican state legislature did so over the veto of the Republican governor. Term limits were a rallying cry for the GOP in 1994, so to say the least the party has made quite a turnaround. Of course, the issue does lose some luster when it’s your guys who are in office, but still.

We all know the arguments against term limits. Here’s one that hadn’t really occurred to me before:

Party leaders say […] term limits take away critical experience from government, especially in rural areas where many small towns have struggled to fill local offices.

Whatever the reason, I’m glad they did it. I hope this encourages local leaders to push for a repeal of Houston’s moronic term limits law.

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2 Comments

  1. Jessie says:

    yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh!! kill those term limits!!!! we don’t need them!! wooooooohoooooooo!!!!

  2. Aaron Milton says:

    term limits are stupid. we will see the end of them soon. yes.