Sunday, October 21, 2007


Term limits are a bad idea for anyone, whether FBI supervisors, or career military, or judges required to retire at age 70, or elected officials.It is absurd to say that the importance of the positions requires rotation. The importance of any position is based on the competence of those who hold the position, and rotation for the sake of rotation drastically reduces competence and makes the position far less important.One of Arlen Specter's contributions to Philadelphia was in starting as District Attorney to recruit prosecutors based, in part, on their interest in pursuing a prosecutorial career. In doing so, he started a trend still in effect to this day which has enormously increased the competence of the District Attorney's office over time.

October 21, 2007


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