The reason term limits won’t work here is the same reason they didn’t work in ancient Rome. (Many of their offices did have limits of terms of various sorts.)
Representatives of the people there saw each office as a stepping-stone to greater office, and better opportunities for power and money. So, a tribune of the plebs, for instance, would step up to the office of censor, or somesuch, with their eye eventually on Senator—and Consul, if they’re really ambitious.
The potential progression here is easy to see: Representative, Senator or Governor, President...then “lobbyist,” which is the office of an insider who hands out bribes to the rest.
The system is broken beyond repair. We plebs just have to accept this.
/By the way, the single lesson history teaches is that nothing changes, because people don’t change. We are the same self-absorbed, ignorant, sports-addled fools as the Romans of the late Republic. And another set will replace us long after this nation is gone to dust.
There was no Internet in Rome or until very recently. We can now band together, compare notes and take action if needed.
Before we were at the mercy of the MSM!... and all the lefty intellectuals... and we just followed but now it's a bit different, don't you think?
“By the way, the single lesson history teaches is that nothing changes, because people dont change.”
I’m not sure it’s that simple.
It’s worth noting that Rome declined twice but only fell once.
The first time a leader arose and dragged them back from the brink.
>The system is broken beyond repair.<
I’m afraid that you’re right. That’s why there is very little distinction between the PUBS and the RATS and, at times, voting appears to be meaningless.
The only winners in the game will be the elites in government and the muzzies. When the muzzies take over, the elites hightail it to their villas overseas and deny they were ever Americans.