Welcome to our first episode of 2019, in which Jason, after several months, realizes he is a cohost of this podcast! Jason explains why term limits did nothing to curb power when applied to executive power, and may have actually made the problem worse. Aaron explains why he believes that the very nation of term limits is a misidentification of the real problem, and why the free and virtuous society will not be helped by term limits. . Both Aaron and Jason take some time to talk smack about Woodrow Wilson and FDR, as well as discussing the general overreach of executive power, the problems of seeking a “quick fix” via term limits, and why term limits may actually make the problem worse.
Proof that we’re not blowing smoke and yes, Woodrow Wilson was a horrifying racist: https://www.thirteen.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_events_birth.html
An explanation of the proposed term-limits plan: https://www.wthr.com/article/constitutional-amendment-aims-impose-term-limits-congress?fbclid=IwAR0PqqRCqBB27AhKWXRWsj4FmbqSL-F6V6KsioP_q-svLb-yEV801ijFX28
A pro term-limits article which discusses the founders’ views on term limits: https://www.dailysignal.com/2016/12/16/heres-what-the-founders-thought-about-term-limits/