The Next 100 Years
A Binding Referendum?
How could you not get a kick out of this? From The New York Times:
To the Editor:
You suggest that "the right way to end term limits" in New York City is to call yet another referendum (editorial, Feb. 10).
As long as there are incumbents determined to maintain their public positions and others who covet these positions, there will be those who advocate term limits and others who oppose them. Whatever the results of any new referendum, there will inevitably be a clarion call in the near future to have the results reversed.
To put this matter to bed, I suggest that it be stipulated that the results of any new referendum be binding for the next 100 years.
In this way, there would be at least a chance that the outcome would be determined by a clash of political principles as opposed to political expedience.
ZACHARY M. BERMAN
Bronx, Feb. 10, 2001