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There are many reasons to limit the terms politicians can spend in office, but an overview of the chief reasons will suffice to make the point clear:
1)Eliminate lifetime politicians who maneuver for their self interest above the common good.
2)Ensure voters retain political power over the politicians.
3)Break up good old boy networks.
4)Introduce fresh thinking into the political process.
5)Engage younger adults.
6)Motivate politicians to act rather than debate.
The major problem of politicians who can move from office to office or remain in one position indefinitely is that they can manipulate the system. The system was originally conceived to create a fair and level playing field and to ensure the people were properly represented, but now politicians use bad political practices to get their way or, at least, prevent the other person from getting their way. These bad political practices are manifested as:
2)Pass and repeal strategy.
3)Stalling by adding on to bills to prevent a vote from passing.
4)Polarizing an issue to prevent reasonable action.
Lifetime politicians stink of an oligarchy and are enemies of the people. Politicians should not be capable of serving more than a combined 16 years between all elected offices. The elimination of lifetime and long term politicians will return the power to the people. Anyone who opposes stricter term limits opposes democracy also.