Supporting Convention of States but not Term Limits

My son asked me the other day why I was supporting the Convention of States, when I was against Term Limits.  And his question is very valid, especially since according to a Convention of States poll, the most popular reason for people to support the Convention of States is because they want Term Limits.  The truth of the matter is I also don’t support the 2nd most popular reason people are supporting a Convention of States.  I am opposed to a Balanced Budget Amendment. There may even be a third of the 9 proposed amendments that I am opposed to,

The Case Against Term Limits

Lately, I have been pondering the issue of what can we do to keep our representatives in check, while giving them the constitutional powers that were granted to them.  This is part one of the three part series on controlling the power of our representatives. In the past couple of months, I have heard two prominent individuals argue that the solution to our overpowering government is term limits.  Both of these people used slightly different reasons for term limits, but the argument was essentially the same. For convenience sake, I am going to quote Glenn Beck’s argument in “Glenn Beck’s