Vote for term limits again

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2007

I believe the Term Limits Initiative, which is on the Oct. 2 ballot, is important and necessary to force our borough government to obey the will of the people. Over 70 percent of the voters had already approved term limits at borough elections in 1992 and '93.

However, six members of our borough assembly quietly overturned the law in 1999, just before term limits were to take effect. In my mind, such "unrepresentative" actions against the voters' expressed will should be overturned.

Term limits are applied to our president, our governor, our mayor and the Anchorage assembly. I refuse to be bullied by any special interest majority within our nine-person assembly, into accepting that their action to overturn term limits was acceptable or that this initiative is unconstitutional or inappropriate.

This initiative simply restores the rights and power to the people, which was grabbed by six assembly incumbents on March 3, 1999.

Please don't allow a few career politicians to use their power, which was granted by the people, to restrict your choices or the conditions under which they should serve in office. Please vote to support borough term limits, again.

James Price


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