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Thursday, January 05, 2006
Repeal Term Limits?
Two Williams professors argue persuasively in an editorial in todays Times that the 22nd Amendment, which limits a president to 2 terms, should be repealed.

The Amendment was passed only in 1951 as a Republican response to FDR's electoral success... most people probably think this was part of the original Constituion. In fact, as the authors point out, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton both argued against term limits.

I've written about this once before I think. Term limits are inherently undemocratic... they assume that voters can't decide for themselves whether someone has been uncorrupted. That's a debatable issue.

If it were up to me, I think I would vote to get rid of them.
posted by CB @ 12:22 PM  
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