Until we end lifetime tenure
, control of our government will remain for sale to the highest bidder and the fate of our Constitutional Democratic Republic and its institutions will remain in the hands of self-serving, party-first politicians.
It's time to adopt our 28th Amendment
to the constitution and make Rational Term Limits
the law of the land!
While it's true that some of us are supportive of politicians with decades-long tenure who support those issues which are important to us,
we must also consider that those who do not support our issues can also stay in office for decades and remain as staunch opponents of American progress
. Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond from the past and Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Chuck Grassley and others from the present come to mind.
As long as lifetime tenure and gerrymandering at the state-house level are not restricted, the odds are that the status quo will remain the order of the day.