term limits

In Memoriam: Senator Tom Coburn, More Than Dr. No

While Dr. Coburn’s long battle against pork barrel spending and the accumulation of our ruinous national debt made him persona non grata in the plush bars and swank restaurants of Washington’s K Street lobbyist hangouts, conservatives remember him for two other things; his steadfast Christian faith and his unrelenting opposition to abortion.

It’s Time for Term Limits on the Supreme Court

John Fund, National Review

It’s time to end the unseemly position that the anachronism of life tenure for Supreme Court justices has put the country in. Modern medicine is a great thing. But the time has come to remove the incentives that make justices serve until they drop dead or are gaga. It’s time to put term limits on the Supreme Court. Returning our courts to their proper place in our constitutional framework is a tall order, and not one to be solved by abandoning life tenure for Supreme Court justices. But the idea is a sensible step, enjoys support from both conservative and liberal legal scholars, and just might give Congress the opportunity to prove to the American people that it’s still capable of bipartisan action.

How to Term-Limit Congress

Doug Bandow, National Review

Term limits most directly prevent politicians from turning office-holding into a career, spending 30 or 40 years as a congressman or senator, hanging on until they can barely function. Term limits are no panacea. Only an aware, active, and enlightened citizenry can make a republic work. However, term limits would improve such a people’s chances of success. The current system is biased toward the ever-expanding, ever-more-expensive state. Weakening the political class would give the rest of us a chance.

Chris McDaniel Announcement Sets Mississippi GOP Senate Primary

"We've lost our way as a people and the party, the party of Taft ... the Party of Reagan... has lost its way as well," our friend state Senator Chris McDaniel said in his announcement remarks. "The Tafts and Goldwaters are the heart of the GOP, not the McCains and Lindsey Grahams."

What Did the Founders Have to Say About Term Limits?

Jarrett Stepman, CNS News

Term limits for legislators has produced mixed results, but perhaps limits on the bureaucracy—which is neither constitutional, nor democratic—should be the next step for those who want to return to the Constitution and a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

How About Term Limits For Speaker?

The House leadership appears to many Americans to be a closed elite cut-off from the conservative grassroots of the Republican Party and impervious to calls for opening the leadership to younger leaders more representative of the limited government constitutional conservative base of the GOP.

Tossing Bums Out Not So Easy

Thomas Sowell, Creators.com

A one-term limit would simultaneously limit how long special interests could expect a pay-off from their campaign contributions. It would also limit or eliminate the need for millions of dollars of contributions to stay in office.