[arin-ppml] [arin-discuss] Term Limit Proposal

Chris Grundemann cgrundemann at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 06:04:58 EDT 2014


On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:58 AM, John Brown <john at citylinkfiber.com> wrote:

> Industry capture is actually something that could be prevented by term
> limits.
>

Exactly the opposite is quite possible, actually. As has been pointed out
already, large organizations can throw a new person into the election (or
large groups of new people even) every time they lose one to term limits
(it's not hard when you have 100,000 employees) - small orgs don't have the
manpower to do this (they likely only have one person even qualified for
the position). Hence term limits could actually help foster industry
capture.

>
> One concern I have is:  Its easier to just click yes on the existing
> people, instead of looking at new candidates, new ideas, etc.
>

Fighting laziness with stupidity seems like a losing battle no matter the
outcome...

>
> Is there a place that shows total number of eligible voters and the actual
> number of votes received, trended over time.    Is the membership well
> represented by high turn out, or is the turn out "the same old people,
> voting for the same people""
>

http://bit.ly/1hqzGVc

>
> The President of the United States is limited to 8 years.
> Many States and City's have term limits on their elected representatives.
> Seems pretty democratic to me.
>

The current United States political system also only allows two candidates
to have any kind of fighting chance in almost all major elections - let's
not rely too heavily on that example of "democracy."

If the U.S. Gov't jumped off a bridge...

Cheers,
~Chris

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