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Len Britton on Government Reform

 


I intend to serve no more than two terms, not a lifetime

On Congressional Term Limits: Today's paralysis in Washington, DC is what happens when legislators stay too long and lose touch with their constituents. Our founding fathers wanted citizen legislators who would serve in Congress briefly as a civic responsibility, not angle to spend a lifetime in office. They'd abhor today's situation in which most incumbents count on virtually automatic re-election. I don't support statutory term limits because every American already holds the power to turn out the incumbent. But I intend to serve no more than two terms, and I think every candidate should be asked how long they plan to stay in office. The sooner I can accomplish fiscal reform, the sooner I can return to my farm in Woodstock--as a citizen legislator should.
Source: Campaign website, www.lenbritton.com, "On the Issues" Sep 14, 2010

Supports term limits; promises just two terms

He also supports term limits, saying he would leave the Senate after two terms if elected.
Source: John Gregg in Valley News Jul 18, 2010

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