The problem with California term limits is that the players just find another elective office to hold. And the people just vote them in. Look at the former Governor Jerry Brown. He became the mayor of Oakland and then Attorney General of the State. Problem is, I think some people just vote for a name they have heard in the past instead of voting with intelligence.
posted on 06/12/2007 12:26:25 PM PDT
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There’s no reason to think the legislature in California has become (even) more liberal due to term limits. The voters and the Democratic gerrymander did that.
posted on 06/12/2007 12:30:36 PM PDT
by California Patriot
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I agree. I think incumbency creates a "name brand." Term limits will create a level playing field for outsiders who otherwise would never have a chance of entering public service. The Republic has survived fine with presidential and state executive branch term limits. There's no reason to think new legislators could not do a better job than they ones they're replacing.
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posted on 06/12/2007 12:31:24 PM PDT
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Well, Jerry Brown wasn’t consistently in office. He didn’t hold any office from the time he left the Governorship until becoming Oakland Mayor, over 16 years.
posted on 06/12/2007 12:36:06 PM PDT
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