Term limitation is provided for in the simple fact that if we are not happy with those representing us, we are allowed to vote for someone else every six years for senators, and every two years for representatives. When the majority favors someone else, the new person will be elected in place of the incumbent.
If one state limits the terms of the legislators that represent it and other states do not, it places that state at the definite disadvantage of always having junior members of those houses. Influential positions, contacts and associations take time to develop and attain. The congressmen and women from states without term limits would be able to continue in their positions, while legislators from states with term limits would be starting over every time their term limit ran out.Orrin Hatch, for example, has reached influential enough positions on committees and policymaking groups to be able to make a difference in Washington, D.C., by standing up for the needs of Utah and its citizens. The primary responsibility of a senator is to the state he represents. Hatch has done a good job of representing the interests of the state of Utah and the majority of its citizens. If the majority of the citizens change their minds, or come to have different needs, they will vote for someone else, thus limiting his term of office.
Karen D. Garrett
West Valley City