Strengthening the civic education of the next generation of Americans through exercises in which students have to agree on controversial issues might help. But that will take time. And we can't afford to wait.
If there were contested general elections in every political race, there would be no talk of mandatory term limits because the voters would have a greater ability to vote out of office those who did not deserve to be there.
It has been 17 years since the Supreme Court ruled that the states have no authority under state law to impose term limits on those who seek seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The organization that pursued that case is still pursuing that goal.
Who will pick up the mantle of this unabashed progressive voice in the House? Who will stand in Dennis Kucinich's place and demand that our government do the right thing by the People and the other nations of the world?
Voters have been adamant over their desire for term limits. It is no surprise that County Commissioners are not investing too much effort in getting out the vote or mobilizing the masses, but what about the rest of us?
It might take a while for this gospel of term limits to spread across the country, but there is nothing to stop us from trying it. After all, we already have term limits for our legislators. And they're the best group of politicians money can buy.