Amateur status might serve us well in politics

info@islandpacket.comMay 13, 2013 

A wise man once said, "If you keep doing what you've been doing, you will keep getting what you've been getting."

With all of the complaints about the political climate in Washington and the sense of entitlement our members of Congress develop as soon as they arrive in office, I am puzzled by the newspaper's continuing to tout "political experience" as a positive thing when you decide which candidates to support.

Given the apparent unwillingness of current officeholders to enact term limits, I would think we would try very hard to put "talented amateurs" in office every time we get the chance.

Robert Davison


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