One of the most trusted arguments in a conservative’s arsenal is W.W.F.F.D. or “What Would the Founding Fathers Do?” Former State Assemblyman and fellow Flash Report blogger Ray Haynes makes that very appeal in his spirited defense of Prop. 28, the latest effort by Sacramento politicians to undermine California’s term limits law. I greatly respect and admire Haynes’s service in Sacramento. He fought for limited government principles, even when no one was looking, and was routinely the only legislator to vote no on silly and unnecessary bills.
But, he’s dead wrong on Prop 28 and the Federalist Papers.
I’ve always been confused about my position on term limits. In theory, term limits are another government regulation that unnecessarily limits voter choice. Then again, in practice, one only needs to look at the number of “conservative”… Read More