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Topic: Term Limits: Thomas Sowell

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ATexasVol

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Term Limits: Thomas Sowell
« on: December 15, 2019, 07:53:35 PM »
This is absolutely true.  I discovered this principle while I was a volunteer in Scouting.  The absolute WORST leaders were the ones who desperately wanted positions of leadership. They tended to be dictatorial, jealous, and highly political.  They were in it for their own aggrandizement, and not for the boys.  Most of them were not successful in their careers, and used Scouting as a way to achieve the recognition that they craved.  The best leaders were those who reluctantly took their positions and regarded it as a duty.    

How many people in politics could make it in the real world if they had to work?   



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Re: Term Limits: Thomas Sowell
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 08:22:10 PM »
I'm even good with long term limits.
Say 3 Senate terms or 18 years.
That would still mean that many in Congress wouldn't be there today.


For example:
Don Young - 46 years
Patrick Leahy - 44 years
Chuck Grassley - 44 years
Ed Markey - 43 years
Richard Shelby - 40 years
Jim Sensenbrenner - 40 years
Ron Wyden - 38 years
Pat Roberts - 38 years
Chuck Schumer - 38 years
Hal Rogers - 38 years
Chris Smith - 38 years
Steny Hoyer - 38 years
Dick Durbin - 36 years
March Kaptur - 36 years

They should have all been gone two decades ago......




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Re: Term Limits: Thomas Sowell
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 08:27:49 PM »
22 Senators would be out of office by the next election
(some like Lamar Alexander, are retiring in any case).





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Re: Term Limits: Thomas Sowell
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2019, 09:50:56 PM »
First promotion I ever got as a teenager I was called into the area supervisor's office and told they me they wanted to make me the lead at an amusement park ride.  I was the most recent guy hired and I knew how badly the other guys wanted the job.  I shrugged my shoulders and said, "I don't want it."  The guy said, "I know you don't, that's why we want you for the job."  

I'll be sure to share that one on the stump in a few months if I decide to throw my hat in the ring.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeXUo-UgXRs

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Re: Term Limits: Thomas Sowell
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2019, 07:18:05 AM »
Wanting term limits is fine, but I think it's a waste of time as an aspiration, it's not going to happen.

Now, someone is going to go Article V on me, again.

 

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