Friday, June 04, 2004

Single Terms 

I think we have reached a point where we need to go to extreme measures to end the partisanship in this country. That is why I think it is time that we consider amending the Constitution to limit presidents to a single six year term.

George W. Bush has been compared to Hitler constantly since he took office. There are a couple reasons for this. First of all, the Democrats are simply trying to get revenge for the way the Republicans attacked Clinton. Of course, everything the Republicans said of Clinton proved to be true, whereas the things said about Bush are usually pure fantasy.

The other reason Bush has been demonized, however, is for political expediency. The Democrats knew there was no way they could win a fair election against an incumbant with a 91% approval rating. Therefore, they decided the only way to regain power was to villainize Bush through any means. Since Hillary held that infamous New York Post with the headline "BUSH KNEW", the Democrats have waged a non-stop assault on the president, questioning his motives from all his proposals, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the mission to Mars.

By limiting a president to a single term, there would be less of this partisan bickering. The opposition party would simply accept that they can just wait the incumbant out, and then push a better candidate of their own. If the Democrats had not felt a need to demonize Bush after 9/11, the country would be in a much better position today.

This will also create other benefits. Presidents will not need to spend time campaigning for re-election and therefore will be less susceptible to influence by lobbyist money. Also, the incumbant's party would be able to rotate some fresh blood into the executive seat. After all, even us Bush fans wonder if how Giuliani or McCain would do in Bush's spot

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