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. This causes grassroots political activity to wither on the vine. Why get involved? Our “savior” is in office! Our “savior” will do “everything we need”! 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. 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. 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. 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. Let’s git ‘er done!