Neuberger, Richard L.
June 1952
New Republic;6/23/52, Vol. 126 Issue 25, p10
The article discusses limiting the tenure in office not only of the President but of all other US elective officials, right down to legislative assemblies and city. The argument against this is that the people are sovereign and they should be able to elect a person for as long as they wish. The fundamental issue is the fact that the advantages of incumbency have become so colossal in the U.S. politics, that. it is practically impossible for a newcomer to get into office unless the incumbent dies or retires voluntarily. A limitation on terms in office might increase political courage, always a scarce commodity. It would tend to fence off an office-holder from pressure and threats.


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