5 December 2012

Term Limits - The Old Romans had it right

Maybe the Old Romans were on to something when they limited the period of office for their Consuls to one year. In addition, there were always two Consuls in office so the influence of any one person was limited. In our Celebrity-addicted age it would be even more useful to limit the power of individuals in order to constrain any cult of personality. So much political 'discourse' is now dominated not be objective discussion of the important issues that concern the citizens but worthless tittle-tattle fed by media that is only keen to push up circulations by any means. (Merkel Wins Party Re-Election, Eyes a Third Term, CNBC)

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