Editorial Cover! NYT Calls for Abolishing Term Limits Legislatively

The New York Times editorial board doesn’t just want the current term limits law changed so Michael Bloomberg can run again for mayor.

From their editorial posted online just now:

"[W]e would go further and ask the Council to abolish term limits altogether — not to serve any individual’s political career but to serve the larger cause of democracy.

It makes a lot of people uncomfortable to legislatively rewrite a law that voters have twice approved at the ballot box — in 1993 and 1996. It makes us uncomfortable, too, and we previously took the position that any change should be left to the voters. But we have concluded now that changing the law legislatively does not make us nearly as uncomfortable as keeping it. It is within the rights of the Council, itself an elected body, to do so."

 

Editorial Cover! NYT Calls for Abolishing Term Limits Legislatively