With any political office, TWELVE YEARS IS ENOUGH! I don’t care how great some people think that a particular politician may be, TWELVE YEARS IS ENOUGH!
Electoral systems without term limits always become, to a greater or lesser extent, personality cults. Â This causes grassroots political activity to wither on the vine. Â Why get involved? Â Our “savior” is in office! Â Our “savior” will do “everything we need”! Â There is nothing that I need to do other than vote for “our savior”, whoever that may be.
That attitude will destroy a democracy much more quickly than anything else.
We see this problem in Oklahoma City right now with the personality cult revolving around the mayor.Â A great remedy for that would be TERM LIMITS for the Mayor and City Council.
We the People can put this into law by starting an initiative petition. Â And this year is the time to do it, since the number of signatures required is a percentage of the vote in the previous City election. Â In this particular case, our previous City election had a low turnout, so the signature requirement is low to qualify a city initiative proposal.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in working on this. Â Let’s git ‘er done!