Proponents Opponents
  • Wider range of perspectives/ emergence of fresh ideas & leadership-
  • Automatic check on consolidation of power.
  • Lessened risk of control of political elite (prevents one or a couple of people with obtaining a disproportionate share of power over the community)
  • Change of behavior of elected officials- a common perception of a politician portrays constant logrolling and jockeying for advantage and support as opposed to voting on their real beliefs. Term limits will define an individuals time for them to focus on accomplishing the goals on their platform.
  • Prevents the retention of qualified people for the job
  • Shorten Careers
  • People who have no history of corruption or political gamesmanship would be forced to leave along with the bad apples, regardless of performance or merit

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