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Should members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s service area boards be elected or appointed?

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Watchman on the Wall
Watchman on the Wall 04/09/12 - 05:08 pm
Elected for ONE TERM ONLY,

Elected for ONE TERM ONLY, never to be allowed to run again for the same position.
This should also be the case for ALL Governmental positions as well, then we would really see just how much these liars really care about others and OUR State and Nation would we not??

You tell me it's not a crooked racket and there is not some underhanded money flowing when these caring folks spend millions to hundreds of millions for a four yr term in some cases. I don't even care if they are HEA board members, ONE TERM and thats it, no mas.

ONE TERM and no life time benefits or pension or insurance for anyone, and if ya get caught doing shady deals then ya get to finish your term in the prisons with out any pay either.

If we would have had this ONE TERM deal we would not be struggling with Navarre or Lisa Murkowski and we sure would not have to be worried about Obama again and his new hope and fundamental change to believe in which intals disolving OUR Soverign rights under OUR Constitution. OUR Constitution is OUR Fundamental rights and hope to believe in as a Free people and United States under God.

Jeremiah 6:17

jlmh 04/11/12 - 05:51 pm
The prospect of reelection

The prospect of reelection seems like a good incentive to satisfy voters. I would think that politicians with nothing to lose would be more apt to use their short-term power for maximum personal gain than a person hoping to earn the public's vote again. On a similar note, voters would have nothing but campaign promises with which to make their decision, under a one-term system.

That said, a candidate would only have to please one person to get an appointment. I think that limits accountability too much.

patriot 04/12/12 - 12:10 pm
When people start crying for

When people start crying for term limits, one has to wonder what is their motivation. I have observed that most times it comes from a misunderstanding of the the way elections work. Term limits are built in to the system. If a person is not doing what their constituents want, then they will be opposed in an election, and voted out of office.

Another reason maybe even more selfish. I know several of the people in our borough, who have been pushing for term limits, and some of them have attempted to run for office on a extremist platform, only to be voted down by the voters. One way they can make it easier for themselves to win an election, is to reduce the number of qualified and experienced candidates until only unknown and experienced candidates are left.

As to the process of how we choose our service boards--These are elected positons. We, who are represented by these boards, get to have a voice in who we choose to fill these positions. Why would we want to give up that right so some politician can choose his or her own friends to fill vacancies, and thus create a group of addvisors that will look after his or her interests, and not ours?

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