I have said this before and I will say it again. We need to enforce term limits at every level. We have people who make careers and become rich through insider information. They go to state capitols and Washington as average folks and FORGET every reason they were sent there. They accrue power. They mingle with the glitterati. And soon they are looking for their names in the social sections of the Washington Post and scrambling for invites to cocktail parties with celebrities.
NOTE TO ELECTED OFFICIALS: This is NOT why we elected you.
I believe in Term Limits.
I believe in them enough to even say that Rick Perry, the fairly successful if tongue tied governor of my state needs to step aside and let someone else hold the reins of power. People who stay in one office too long often forget that they serve at OUR PLEASURE, not theirs. When I see the likes of Pelosi, Rangel, Reid all of whom have made themselves rich via pet project, pork spending and off the books donations in kind, it makes me sick. There is no problem so complex that our Congress can't make it worse. Earmarks, side deals and finagling seem to be the order of the day.
We have officials who measure their power by finicky and petty means such as office location, quality of furniture and number of assistants instead of how effective they are in doing their jobs. And in turn they promote a soulless bureaucracy that like a remora lives off the talents of the host without producing any real tangible benefits. This has to end. This endless massaging of the message via a partisan press has to end. The faceless "donations" and "contributions" which often come from shell companies and secret operations to candidates with few morals and less ethics must end.
And what it may take is some real political blood being shed. That may mean that we have to remove them all. All the incumbents. ALL OF THEM. It is time to send them home, vote them out, take away their power. Sure it's going to be confusing. And it's going to be messy. But it has to happen because what is going on now is going to destroy us individually and collectively.