Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Does Christine Quinn have any respect for the voters of NYC?

They’re at it again. Despite NYC voters voting overwhelmingly against removing and extending term limits in 1993 and 1996, the Democrat City Council behind Christine Quinn are trying to find a way once again stay in power.

The blatant disregard for voter’s whishes by the City Council only shows the invincibility the Democrats in the City Council feel they have. Americans need to remember there’s a reason why we have term limits for our President. My personal opinion is that there should be term limits for every elected official as it forces voters to actually have to think about their representatives and pay attention every now and then.

If there is any group that needs term limits it’s the City Council. Maybe if voters in this city paid attention to the box score of their City Council rep the way they paid attention to the box score of their favorite sports team, then term limits wouldn’t be necessary because voters would know when their reps are coasting and just pandering to special interests. The truth is though, that voters don’t pay attention to the box score of their reps and need to be forced to make a decision between two new faces every now and then, instead of the usual act of just voting for the name they recognize.

Term limits for the City Council is not about Republican’s trying to steal seats from Democrats because that is difficult no matter what. It’s about making sure the voters of this city are made to be honest with themselves every so many years.

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