Newt Was Right

The bipartisan Abramoff scandal has sparked yet another call for political reforms in Congress. Been there, done that. We need real change that strikes directly at Washington’s corrupt political culture, in which politicians gerrymander safe seats and look at cash as their lifeblood.

In 1994 Newt Gingrich and the Republicans introduced the Contract with America, a prominent feature of which was term limits. They ran on it and began an era of political dominance that continues to this day.

Somehow, however, the Republicans never got around to instituting term limits and have become just as corrupt as their rivals across the aisle. If they want to keep power, they had better get serious about real change in Washington. Now.

Term limits. It’s an idea whose time has come. Again.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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