Before I got into government, I opposed term limits, as I believed that 1) the ballot box was the ultimate term “limiter,” and 2) high turnover among accountable, elected officials would give more power to unelected bureaucrats.
After just three years in the legislature, I have changed my mind. With gerrymandering — where lawmakers pick the voters, instead of voters picking the lawmakers – the ballot box has lost much of its power. And the bureaucrats are powerful anyway, simply given the size of government.
Put another way: having seen government up close, I have learned my lesson. I support term limits.