Term limits are needed to help keep politicians honest

It seems like everyday we hear more stories of corruption, influence peddling and bribery of our elected officials. It seems that as soon as one gets elected to any political office, they lose all sense of honesty. The concept of serving those who have elected them is replaced by dedicating themselves to getting re-elected. Nothing else matters except ensuring that they stay in office. It is not limited to one party or the other, it manifests itself in deal making and the pursuit of funding for their next campaign. We, the voting public need to insist that those currently in office sponsor legislation to establish term limits at all levels of government. If the highest office in the nation, the presidency, has term limits, all elected offices should. The professional politician is destroying this country.

Herman Castle

St. Johnsville