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Booing Boozman

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It's hard to criticize Sen. John Boozman for supporting congressional term limits, when he is himself walking proof that some people don't belong in public office. But having criticized the senator when it was easy, which is most of the time, we won't shrink from the more difficult task.

The solution for senators like Boozman is, ideally, for the people not to elect them in the first place, and, if they somehow slip in, for the people to remove them at the next election. The solution is not to restrict the people's right to choose their own leaders and to keep them as long as they want. The people are supposed to rule here; that's pretty much what the country is about.

Boozman voted for a congressional term-limits proposal before the Senate last week. It was defeated, with the help of Mark Pryor, Arkansas's senior and more thoughtful senator.

Corporations like term limits, and Teabaggers like term limits, and for the same reason. They know their agents will have a better chance to be elected when the more competent candidates, the choice of the majority, are declared ineligible. The corporations do not follow the term-limit concept internally. They hang on to the diligent and productive employees, and get rid of the others. Voters deserve the freedom to do likewise.

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