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POLITICS: Vote out all incumbents

Letter by Calvin R. Gourley, Tacoma on Sep. 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm | 32 Comments »
September 28, 2011 2:06 pm

I would like to suggest an approach to the next election that has never been attempted in our history: Let’s vote out every incumbent, whether they be Democrat, Republican or something in between. Vote every one of them out.

This nation was founded on the principle of a “citizen”-represented republic. We do not need career politicians. This country is headed for a fall of epic proportions, and we need a change. A real change, not like the change we got a few years ago.

We need “ordinary citizens” who have a desire to do what is right for our respective states and country. This can be accomplished at the local level as well. With new people in office all the time, I believe, the money coming into the coffers would be accounted for much more rigorously. After all, it is our money, collectively that they are spending.

I have to balance my budget and live within my means; so should any branch of government.

I would also suggest term limits to limit the amount of “seniority” any politician can amass. People always say that voting is a form of term limits. I say hogwash. Set it in stone and make it so. Elections might still be bought, but at least we would know how long they would be bought for. Please get out and vote at every opportunity.

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