The power of III

Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

11 January 2011

Pennsylvania Constitution, 1776, on term limits

"And at the expiration of the time for which each counsellor was chosen to serve, the freemen of the city of Philadelphia, and of the several counties in this state, respectively, shall elect one person to serve as counsellor for three years and no longer; and so on every third year forever. By this mode of election and continual rotation, more men will be trained to public business, there will in every subsequent year be found in the council a number of persons acquainted with the proceedings of the foregoing Years, whereby the business will be more consistently conducted, and moreover the danger of establishing an inconvenient aristocracy will be effectually prevented."

Congress has no term limits now.  

Hasn't the Congress become this "inconvenient aristocracy": unfamiliar with, and unresponsive to the needs of their constituents (that these founders contemplated)?

Are you serious?  Are you serious!?

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