I hope you’re sitting down, because I have shocking news. In many of the 19 states with term-limited legislatures, the politicians don’t really like the limits very much. They say legislators don’t have enough time in six or eight years to learn the ropes and be effective!! Hey, do you need the smelling salts?
When you stop and think about it, though, these legislators may be on to something, something pretty telling. Remember, this is personal testimony. These legislators just can’t “get it” in the six or eight years they’re able to serve. That puts this problem in a whole new light, don’t you see? When legislators vote to extend or repeal term limits they are really crying out for help; it is a legislator’s way of saying, “I’m not worthy.”
Of course, they aren’t honest enough to admit they aren’t up to the job. Instead, they suggest the job is so complex and human beings so innately dumb that just about anybody would have be train for a decade before he could figure out how to submit a bill to committee. But we expect the President of the United States to be competent to fill the job from day one and we only allow presidents to serve for two terms.
Aren’t folks who apply for a job supposed to make sure they’re qualified to do the job? Or at least get up to speed in pretty short order. Isn’t that what your boss expected? And when is the last time a politician ran for reelection on the slogan, “I haven’t found the bathroom yet, but send me back and I’ll keep looking”?
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.