Everett E. Dodd: No limits, please

December 23, 2012 

No limits, please

Regarding the Dec. 18 letter on term limits: I see no reason to arbitrarily deprive the public of the possibility of re-electing an incumbent in whose ability it still has confidence and whom a majority of the electorate may prefer.

The usual limit proposed is two terms, currently the law for the presidency. Had that law been in effect in 1940 FDR (elected 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944) would not have led the United States during World War II.

Had it not been in effect in 1960, Dwight Eisenhower, then enjoying around a 60 percent approval rating, might well have sought and won a third term.

Everett E. Dodd Jr.

Raleigh

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