Term Limits for Politicians
Webcast Q&A: 5 February 2012, Question 4
I answered a question on term limits for politicians on 5 February 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Are term limits necessary and proper for good government? Many people – usually conservatives – claim that term limits are essential to liberty. They say that the Founders never intended to have career politicians, and they blame the growth of government on those career politicians and their pork projects. Do you support term limits? Are they an important restraint on the growth of government?
My Answer, In Brief: Term limits might be part of the government of a free society, but they're not a panacea.
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