Term limits a sine qua non of democracy

Editor,This is a response to Pan Butamire’s opinion piece, “In Rwanda, nothing is left to chance”, (The New Times, March 1).

Editor,

This is a response to Pan Butamire’s opinion piece, “In Rwanda, nothing is left to chance”, (The New Times, March 1).

Whatever one's view on term limits, what one has to always keep in mind is that term limits were introduced by Wall Street interests to block the continuing popularity of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

The bankers couldn't get Roosevelt to do their bidding (even though he was supposed to be an east coast Brahmin), so they sought to block him. From that was born the idea that term limits are the sine qua non of democracy.

Peter DM
, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, Australia

 

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