The Councilman Who Saved Term Limits
The date was March 15, 2001. The then 33-year old Republican Council Member from Staten Island's 51st district, Stephen Fiala, cast the deciding vote keeping term limits in place. But before doing so, Fiala gave a long impassioned speech about his vote.
Needless to say, our favorite line was the following:
As wrong as term limits are - and they are - the means prescribed in redressing this wrong are potentially worse.
Read the speech in its entirety here!