May 11, 2018 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Don’t Weaken Congress with Term Limits
Forget that populist mantra. Let's make it stronger by decentralizing power.
Politics can usually be trusted to keep group think in check, because one political party is usually working hard against the other. But sometimes the parties see something they can mutually benefit from without appearing to have lost ground. The latest bipartisan group-think craze: term limits for members of Congress.
US Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas said he’s signed on to a bipartisan effort to restrict terms in the House and Senate: six two-year terms for representatives and two six-year terms for senators. O’Rourke is challenging US Sen. Ted Cruz, casting himself as young man of ideas ready to fight the establishment. We can infer reasonably that talk of term limits will endure. He said: “We have term limits for most offices, from the presidency to the Mayor of El Paso. Let’s have term limits for Congress too.”