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Court Upholds Term Limits

March 18, 1992

I question the logic behind the voters who affirmed Prop. 140 as a solution to their political woes. Disturbed by the quality and advantages of their incumbent candidates, they voted to have them removed from office within a specific period of time. Restricting their own freedom of choice! What if, just by chance, there is an incumbent who has really worked hard for his constituency and they would like to vote him an additional term? Sorry, the voters of California in all their infinite wisdom have restricted their own freedom of choice. Prop. 140 is a poor excuse for a lack of public interest in politics. If you don't like an incumbent, vote him out!

Perhaps John Adams, second President, in "The Dangers of Democracy" was right in his statement, "The proposition that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties is not true. They are the worst conceivable, they are no keepers at all; they can neither judge, act, 'think,' or will as a political body." Prop. 140 is living example of the voters' ability to think logically.

W. COLWELL

Mission Viejo

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