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Are you saying you would rather not be governed by people expert in government management?

Given the fact that the present administration has this country in deep cow manure, I would rather not be governed by people who are experts in government management.

I recently turned to a colleague and expressed my opinion that term-limits are the only policy likely to save our country, at least in the long run. She (a normally sensible person) trotted out the tired rationale that we need experienced lawmakers. Nonsense -- we want rank amateurs who love their country - their mistakes would be far preferable to the criminal corruption we are currently experiencing.

Indeed, I would put a 20 year moratorium on electing lawyers to ANY Federal office. Yea yea, I know, not constitutional...but a guy can dream, can't he?

Yea yea, I know, not constitutional...but a guy can dream, can't he?

If you put it in the constitution, it is constitutional. I think lawyers are less of a problem than legislators who have had no other occupation (for any length of time) than politics (as elected officials, patronage holders, lobbyists, or extraparliamentary pests like the younger Obama). Some of these (Schumer, Waxman, Frank) have law degrees as well.

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