Delta County Independent, October 28, 1998 

Support voluntary term limits

 

Dear Editor: I am writing to encourage your readers to support the Voluntary Term Limits Declaration (Amendment 18). Amendment 18 would give each candidate for 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.

Why do we need this initative? It is very simple. Three times already this decade Colorado voters have indicated they want term limits for Congress. Yet the courts have continually 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.

Dennis PohillCo-chairmanColorado TermLimits Coalition

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENTDelta, CO, October, 28, 1998