The Patriot Plan: Voter imposed Term limits
BettyJean Kling 1992
The political idea of representation is based on the idea that some person or institution acts on behalf of the people, by re-presenting their beliefs, attitudes and perspectives. The big advantage of representative government is that it allows the citizens to have some influence on their rulers.
Nowhere does it nor should it imply a representative stay in office long enough to get powerful enough to overpower other politicians who were elected to represent their people. The idea then of seniority defeats the very purpose of a representative government.
To avoid this problem and ensure every elected official fully represents the constituency, we need term limits. They are not going to limit their own terms so we have to do it for them. I urge you to join me and vote against all incumbents, this will ensure these politicians will serve their constituents with equal weight and standing.
The Patriot Plan’s intent is to keep throwing them out till it just doesn’t pay for them to stay in the business of politics. Instead of voting for a candidate who intends to self serve, I am voting against candidates in order to enforce voter imposed term limits. The goal is to get rid of the R’s and the D’s and replace them with non partisan patriots who are not aspiring to choose politics as a lifetime career goal.
Just think what this will do for breaking the duopoly! You think the two parties will fight so hard to keep these seats to themselves once we ensure the career politician with lifetime perks aspect of public service obsolete? Just as two terms prevents dictatorship in a president, term limits prevents corruption on every level.
Arguing Republicans vs. Democrats is fruitless; we should be arguing term limits. Career politicians have opposed term limits on the grounds they need seniority to get their constituents a better deal. Their constituents, like them intend to deprive other citizens of the same level of representation. Sadly, selfishness begets selfishness and the continued corruption based on greed.
Our elected politicians are paid scandalous salaries and perks and still go out of their way to skim, steal and find other ways to feather their nests. How much is enough? In reality these money hungry politicians are protecting a corrupt political system that no longer serves the citizens as a whole and throws crumbs to local constituents.
It will take some time but if we begin to crack down on this gimmick- we can turn this country around. The Patriot Plan is designed to argue for voter imposed term limits to drive the charlatans out and make room for patriots who propose to serve in the true spirit of service.
Any other action results in the status quo, The Patriot Plan is a viable solution and one that every voter can participate in. We must throw the bums out from the lowest office to the highest.
Unfortunately- corruption from the lowest office to the highest has continued unabated and all we do is bleat with the sheep? We belly ache but hold on to our own corrupt officials when there is something in it for us.
They have corrupted your vote with pork and if all else fails with fear and if you continue to fall for that – you not only condone it but are complicit.
Where have all the patriots gone? Many have scoffed at The Patriot Plan claiming it’s idealistic to believe folks will run if there is nothing in it for them. Not so, you only have to turn to our enlisted service people to find hundreds of thousands who serve our country at risk of life and limb for the sake of serving. Our national guard for example currently serves like full time soldiers without full time soldier benefits and they put their lives on the line for us! That is serving our country for the sake of serving selfishly.
The only message politicians understand is money and votes! The only power you have is your vote- Use it for change! Show them you really mean it — in your towns, your districts, your state and your country. Please do not neglect every opportunity to make changes that reach right up to the head of the problem regardless which party is in power. Neither party deserves our vote! Comparing and contrasting them just makes us game pieces for their game of Stratego!
Voter imposed term limits! Vote em out – Vote em all out!