Clear Creek Courant, October 28, 1998

‘Yes’ on term limits Amendment No. 18

To the Editor: I am writing to encourage your readers to support the Voluntary Term Limits Declaration (Amendment 18).

Amendment 18 would give each candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate the opportunity to sign a pledge stating they would serve no more than three terms in the House or two terms in the Senate. Then, at the candidate‘s request, this information would be placed on the ballot. But no matter what the candidate’s position on term limits is, the designation would be strictly voluntary.

Why do we need this initiative? It is very simple. Three times already this decade Colorado voters have indicated they want term limits for Congress. In fact there is over 70 percent voter support of Congressional term limits in Colorado. Yet the courts have continuously frustrated the will of Colorado voters by striking down term limits for federal officials.

This leaves us with an odd situation where our Congressmen and Senators are the only elected officials in Colorado without term limits.

Amendment 18 is the best method to achieve what the voters of Colorado want —term limits for Congress.

On Nov. 3, vote “Yes” on Amendment 18. DENNIS POLHILL Co-chairman Colorado Term Limits Coalition Golden

CLEAR CREEK COURANT Idaho Spring, Co, October 28, 1998