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.