Relive the excitement of the Patriots’ path to their fourth Super Bowl Championship with “Pumped,” a special commemorative book from The Boston Globe.

Letters

Term limits won’t solve the problem

A lion in Washington yawns after the city’s zoo reopened from the government shutdown.

epa/michael Reynolds

A lion in Washington yawns after the city’s zoo reopened from the government shutdown.

RE “TIME for term limits across the board” (Letters, Oct. 18):

William Lawson suggests that a six-year term limit for politicians would get them to focus on the best interests of their constituents rather than on reelection. But isn’t retaining your job the best incentive there is for doing it well? That is certainly the principle at the heart of our democratic system. If there were term limits, any politician who wasn’t wealthy would likely be looking at landing a lucrative position as a lobbyist, knowing that unemployment was just a few years away.

Continue reading below

I want my representative working for me — not for the K Street crowd.

David Eisen

Cambridge

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking. Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com