Welcome once again to Ask The Republican. Before we proceed with today's question, we would like to remind you that if you have a question for the Republican, you are welcome to send it to it. Send letters to: KTBecker@aol.com Dear Republican, Before the 1994 elections, your party was quite enthusiastic about term limits. Now, their love for this idea is waning. Could it be that term limits were appealing only when they promised to remove Democrats from office? Are Republicans' convictions so fickle? I am also concerned by the fact that the failure of term limits to pass the Senate is being blamed on the Democrats. Correct me if I am wrong, but are not Republicans the majority party in the Senate? Therefore, if a majority of Senators voted against term limits, mustn't some of those voting against term limits be Republicans? Please explain the situation to me. Dubious in Darien Dear Dubious, Some Republicans did indeed change their opinion of term limits once the election was over. However, it was not because of political concerns, but because they felt that term limits truly would be bad for the country. Before the election, they truly thought that term limits would be good for the country. Should Democrats become the majority party again, we might believe that term limits would be good for the country. You see? No self-interest here. As for your charge that the failure of term limits should not be blamed on the Democrats, it is quite clear that this situation is the Democrats' fault. As I explained above, had Democrats been the majority party, we Republicans all would have voted for term limits. Their sneaky political move of becoming the minority party caught us Republicans, perhaps a bit naive in our quest for what is good for America, off guard. Thank you for your letter.
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