Washington citizens should demand term limits and in-person voting

BLUF: Washington State does not have term limits for governor or other elected offices. The lack of term limits and the increased use of mail-in voting make tyranny and despotism possible.

Washington just “re-elected” two people in very important positions for their third consecutive terms: The Governor, Jay Inslee, and the Secretary of State, Kim Wyman. This is not entirely unheard of. Two other governors of Washington have served three terms. Twelve other states have no term limits for governor either.

However, it stands to reason that Secretaries of State, who are in charge of statewide elections, should be most subject to term limits. Without term limits, the SOS may selfishly work to create a voting system in which she or he is almost guaranteed re-election. “It would be great if we could just vote the incumbent out. The reality is that congressional members have an insurmountable advantage of power and money that virtually guarantees a lifetime of re-elections.”

Congress was meant to be a citizen legislature. Our representatives were supposed to go to Washington, serve for a short time, then return to live under the laws they made. This vision has been lost.

Congress is now a haven for career politicians who put their own power, perks and privileges ahead of public service. Even worse, they are impossible to unseat thanks to cozy connections with lobbyists and special interests.

This broken system needs repair. U.S. Term Limits is fighting to call a convention under Article V of the Constitution to propose an amendment for Term Limits on the U.S. House and Senate. If we do not act now, we may never be able to bring back government of, by and for the people.

https://www.termlimits.com/petition/

It is time for us to impose term limits on ALL our elected officials.

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Resources: https://www.termlimits.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Published by RLMartin

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