Senator Ted Stevens, and the need for Term Limits

 

Here is an old post I wrote for another blog that dealt with the need for term limits.  This is just one small example why we need to have political reform on a massive scale in this country.  It is important that  we look at the destructive actions so many people in Washington have, when it comes to leading our country into the future.

Republican Senator Ted Stevens made headlines several months ago when he gave a speech in which he called the Internet a “series of tubes”. That wasn’t all he said…here is an excerpt I pulled from Wikipedia :

“Ten movies streaming across that, that Internet, and what happens to your own personal Internet? I just the other day got… an Internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday, I got it yesterday. Why? […] They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something you just dump something on. It’s not a big truck. It’s a series of tubes. And if you don’t understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it’s going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.”

Senator Stevens was the chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. This committee has a big impact on all of the issues that have arisen due to increased utilization of the Internet. Allow me to just put two and two together here…the same guy that made those comments was involved with making incredibly important decisions about the INTERNET!

OK, most of us heard about this a long time ago, but it really is a great example of why we need term limits. Senator Stevens is currently the longest tenured Republican in the Senate, having served since 1968. When you have someone that has been entrenched in Washington for 38 years, how can we expect them to be able to address issues that are important to the country? How can they still be in touch with us? They can’t. Term limits would allow people from all walks of life…including people with technology expertise, to serve in congress.

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