Fourth District Congressional candidate Jim Anderson today announced his support for a constitutional amendment to establish term limits for members of Congress.
“Now is the time to put an end to career politicians,” Anderson said in a statement.
Anderson, a small-business owner, former airline pilot and self-decribed “constitutional conservative,” is seeking the Republican nomination for the seat now held by Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard.
Early in his congressional career in 1995, Tiahrt supported limiting representatives to six two-year terms.
He’s now serving his eighth term.
The proposed amendment Anderson supports was drafted by four Repulican senators: Sam Brownback of Kansas, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas.
It would limit senators to a total of two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms.
“If we are truly going to start restoring our country in 2010, we must begin at the root of the problem, and elect people that truly want to serve the public, not live off their confiscated earnings,” Anderson said. “The Founding Fathers never intended for citizens to find permanent homes in Washington D.C. They certainly never intended for them to serve national party and special interests over their constituency. But that is what continues to happen, and the country cannot financially or morally afford it any longer.”