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In this season of elections, there is the usual mudslinging, innuendo along with a host of misspeak and lies. The basic idea is to spend millions of dollars to gain an office that pays OK but not nearly enough to offset the election expenditures. This is called public service since the positions sought are more about influencing public policy and government. It is unfortunate that many years ago a handful of men committed treason to create a better government of the people and it has become subverted to be a government of the governors. We are in essence under the control of anarchists who under the guise of a political party are little by little removing our “constitutional rights”. The voting laws in many states are being challenged and changed, civil and personal liberties are being eroded. We the people are on sidelines as onlookers and being “advertised” into voting for one person or another  much like we are advertised into buying products in the stores. Our political system is being regulated by moneyed interests who on one hand contribute vast amounts of cash to PBS (Public Radio) while backing  almost right wing politicians for re-election and against incumbents of the opposite political party.

It is fine to support a person you believe will do a good job in a political office but to support someone who has in the seat for more than 2 terms is a fallacy! Name recognition  is not the way to vote for a candidate ( this is why these folks spend so much money on advertising spots), it makes more sense to change the representatives before they become too comfortable in the job (term limits), this means we do not blindly re-elect the same people all of the time no matter what they say they will  do or have done. It is easy to agree with you on the campaign trail but quite different in the back halls and offices of  government. There will always be deal making, give and take  but this is normal to achieve the best solution. It is when the deal goes against the interest of the electorate that we need to show who is boss. I have always advocated term limits for elected officials but they (elected officials) will never impose that on themselves especially if we want it to be a law, if that argument is ever taken up , it will be stuffed with so much other unrelated and potentially harmful stuff as to be useless. Term limits is the weapon of the electorate and we need to wield it when ever necessary.

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