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Indicting Incumbency

How does that old, pithy anti-term limits slogan go, again? “We already have term limits, they’re called indictments!” Wait . . . is that it? Must be. This election year — the year of the outsider, the year of unbridled contempt for establishment, Washington, D. C., politicians — has seen

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Incumbent Upon Heaven

Many who pledged to limit their terms in Congress have gotten elected and, then . . . actually kept their word. Yet, with the temptations of power, combined with the acute narcissism of politicians, not a few have flung their honor aside to break their promise. Four years ago, Oklahoma

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Adults for America

The answer to what ails us is . . . us. Oh, we can say it is the fault of politicians — and we’re not wrong — but turning to the cause of a problem for its solution is . . . problematic at best. Our politics is a tug-of-war,

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Cool Car and Hot Coffee for President Cool

The President of the United States claims to be very popular with “the zero to eight demographic.” The kids like his name, which they say in an unbroken string of syllables: Barackobama. Politics is a lot like football. Teddy Roosevelt was the coolest president . . . until Barackobama. All

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In-Nate Problem

My brother, Tim Jacob, blames me for sucking him into politics. And I have reason to feel guilt, for politics is filled with — ugh — politicians. Back in 1992, I urged Tim to join Steve Munn and Lance Curtis, who were launching a petition drive to put term limits

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The Reign of Trickery

Arkansas State Sen. Jon Woods’s reign of trickery is ending. As reported Monday, he has chosen not to seek another term in the legislature. It’s ironic. Woods defrauded Arkansas voters with a deceptively worded 2014 ballot measure. His successful scam weakening term limits allows him to stay in the Senate

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Cheaters Never Prosper

“I want to go home,” Arkansas State Senator Jon Woods whimpered. The poor, pitiful politician — announcing he would not seek election to another legislative term — cried that he had not “been fishing with [his] brother in a year.” “I have friends in my district who I miss,” he

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We already have term limits, you moron…

Uhmmm,Yeah. So…how’s that Been working out for you? (Public Approval Rating for congress: 15% | Re-election rate for congress: 90%) Click below to get a high resolution version of this image (suitable for printing and sharing)   Photo credits (endorsement of this message is not implied): cc Randy Stern on flickr / cc

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Congo Prez Prizes Service

Congo-Brazzaville’s president, Denis Sassou Nguesso, is quite the statesman. He’s actually done what many an illustrious American pol with an obsession about “campaign finance” would merely like to do, but cannot (that darn First Amendment!): prohibited all talk about politics prior to the next election. Indeed, the government has shut

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Getting to Know You

The Fourth Estate is coming undone. Obviously. But little did I know the problem was term limits. Respected journalist Tim Skubick complained last November how incredible is the strain created by “44 mostly unknown faces” coming into the Michigan Legislature, adding, “I have to get to know them.” Courage, Mr.

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Coming to Terms with A Logical Fallacy

Good people can disagree about term limits. It’s not a moral issue, but about practical governance. I love term limits, while my friend Lew Rockwell, the former Ron Paul aide who started the Mises Institute and runs the popular website, isn’t a fan. In a brief post to his

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Long Live the . . . Term Limits

Queen Elizabeth II, the not-quite-just-a-figurehead monarch of Great Britain, has just become her country’s longest reigning potentate. “She passes Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother,” the AP reports, “who was on the throne for 63 years and 7 months.” This should mean almost nothing to Americans. A curiosity at best, alongside other

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