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A Two-Sided Coin: Term Limits for Congress

Regarding the review of George Will's book, which argues in favor of term limits for Congress: The reviewer concludes, "Will doesn't wholly dispel the concern that his antidote to political careerism amounts to political amateurism."

It seems that the reviewer doesn't understand one of Mr. Will's primary points, which is that our political system was not intended to be directed by career politicians. I want more political amateurism if it means a more representative and sensible political body which is not beholden to lobbyists and which does not measure success by its ability to bring home the "pork barrel" in order to get reelected. Doug Rogers, Tuscon, Ariz.

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