Thursday, March 01, 2012

Stop Term Limit Violators

This is in response to Greg’s posts “Time for Tiberi Term Limit” and “Why Term Limit Congress!”. 

I personally oppose term limits because they disqualify candidates who may be perfectly able to serve their country.  There is no magic bullet for stopping tyranny.  There is no substitute for education, vigilance, and a virtuous, Christian majority.

However, Ohio’s voters went to the polls in 1992 and legally voted for a state constitutional amendment to impose term limits on its U.S. Representatives and Senators.  The Supreme Court, without constitutional basis, struck down this amendment.  But the law is still on the books for all to see:

“No person shall hold the office of United States Senator from Ohio for a period longer than two successive terms of six years. No person shall hold the office of United States Representative from Ohio for a period longer than four successive terms of two years. Terms shall be considered successive unless separated by a period of four or more years. Only terms beginning on or after January 1, 1993 shall be considered in determining an individual’s eligibility to hold office.”

Article V, Section 8, Constitution of Ohio

So, though I don’t personally agree with term limits, term limits for Ohio’s Representatives are just valid as any other law.  The Supreme Court’s decision was nothing less than pure tyranny.  Therefore, any honorable congressman will abide by these limits despite the opinion of the black-robed bandits.  And it is the duty of Ohio voters to refrain from voting for the term limit violators.  Otherwise, you are abetting a criminal.  Those who have violated the law (or will violate it if elected this year) are: 

Steve Chabot, Jean Schmidt, Mike Turner, John Boehner, Dennis Kucinich, Pat Tibieri, Marcy Kaptur, Steve LaTourette, and Tim Ryan.

None of these candidates are a “Good Choice” in this election!

22 other states besides Ohio also passed term limits on their representatives in Congress.  These are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. If you live in one of these states, check your state constitution or state code to find out what the laws are, and don’t vote for any who are in violation of it!

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