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November 7, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Term limits won’t solve our problems

An educated voting public will keep qualified candidates in office

The only thing keeping qualified candidates with little money from being elected is the laziness of the voting public [“Elections determined by big money, Opinion, Nov. 5].

Term limits would not solve this problem; only an educated voting public would solve it. Term limits would result in one corporate favorite being replaced by another corporate favorite. The last time I voted, I didn’t see a PAC or lobbyist standing over my shoulder, telling me whom to vote for.

An educated voting public would put responsible politicians in office, and politicians, just like pro athletes, should keep their positions when they are effective. Until the voting public uses something other than TV commercials or bumper stickers to inform itself, the problem will remain.

Richard Askre, Seattle

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