America Needs Term Limits and Voter ID

Business Insider is hawking Ted Cruz’s two-term limits for members of Congress. I oppose it, mainly to preserve the continuity vital for such a complex organization.

Quick summary:

My approach is more complicated, but preserves the “corporate knowledge and experience” needed to maintain continuity:
1. Whoever’s elected has the opportunity to reach 12 years.
2. Approaching 12 years, those who wish to continue enter a lottery. Half are permitted to run again, and the other half aren’t. In reality, only about a third of those initially in the pipeline will pass the 12-year point.
3. Approaching 24 years, those who wish to continue enter a lottery. Half are permitted to run again, and the other half aren’t. In reality, only about a tenth of those initially in the pipeline will pass the 24-year point.
4. The maximum age limit is the same as that for commercial pilots: “The “Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act,” raised the upper age limit from age 60 to age 65 in 2007.”
5. Rock-solid, multi-sourced, paper-backed voting systems — including Voter ID — with built-in world class auditing capability.

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