100% correct. Thomas Jefferson wrote that we should “provide in our constitution for its revision at stated periods.” “[E]ach generation” should have the “solemn opportunity” to update the constitution “every nineteen or twenty years,” thus allowing it to “be handed on, with periodical repairs, from generation to generation, to the end of time.” That’s one of the founding fathers. But now we wouldn’t dare change anything…and it shows while not directly related, I definitely believe the generational gap between those currently in power and those who are currently 20-30 is a large factor in why our system is so messed up.
Just came back to say this is why I love this country. Opinions and thoughtful conversation on serious topics. I personally just get an uneasy feeling when I hear of someone that’s been in office for 30+ years. But again, that is how our system works and I fully understand that. Even if the term limits were 10 years or however long, personally, I would like to see the end of lifelong politicians. Not that they are all bad, but new blood breeds new ideas. And saying the next voted in politician would have no experience is not true, nor does it really matter either. Sarah Palin was a housewife that turned mayor because she spoke up about the corruption in her local government. She did so well as a mayor she won a governor’s seat. Political experience can come from anywhere.