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Taking a Turn with Term Limits (Guest: Scott Murphy)

February 27, 2018

There’s one way to keep politicians from solely towing party lines and becoming corrupt. By instituting term limits, elected officials will better represent the people instead of their own interests.

Scott Murphy, author of The Term Limit Revolution, joins the show to discuss the need for term limits.  Murphy argues that term limits will allow politicians to better represent the people who elected them.  Without term limits, elected officials act to further their career, not serve the people.  Instead of voting based upon their constituents, politicians tow party lines to keep support of their peers in office.

Further, Murphy argues term limits will prevent corruption.  He argues that most first time politicians are not corrupt, but remaining in office for decades opens the door for seasoned politicians to accept corruption.

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Jim Lakely is the director of communications and the primary media contact at The Heartland Institute. @jlakely