A push for term limits has been the cry of some voters for years thinking this might put an end to gridlock and complacency for those who have been there for years.

If you have read the paper this morning you’ll see the Hares Corner postal facility had survived being shut down avoiding the loss of hundreds of jobs, and having an effect on the small businesses that service the facility, gasoline, tires,  and other deliveries down to a roll of toilet paper.

And you can thank a career politician, U.S. Senator Tom Carper for pulling off the deal. Carper chairs the Senate sub-committee overseeing the postal service. I don’t think the postal officials wanted to bite the hand that feeds them.

Had Carper been serving his last term because of term limits or stated he wasn’t seeking reelection, postal officials wouldn’t have given Carper the time of day; sorry, this is how the system, politics 101.

Not only were jobs saved, with the closing of other facilities in surrounding states, new jobs will be created in DE to handle the extra mail. New jobs mean more taxes coming into the state, maybe they will purchase a new home which spins off more purchases; appliances, furniture, carpet, maybe a new car; you get the picture.

Term limits; really?



  1. Kind of self serving attitude that has this country in big trouble. Decision to close postal facilities should be based on the economics and not who has the representative with the most clout.

  2. Thanks for writing an article that proves why there should be term limits, the placed was saved not because it was needed but because of politics. The place is at max capacity now, they are not going to expand it. That is why Philly handles so much of Delawares mail.

  3. There is no logical arguement for term limits. They should be enacted immediatly !!!!! The whole postal sercice does not even make sense. for years if you mail a letter to someplace in Laurel from Laurel it gets hauled all the way to Wilmington and back before being delivered. That is the logic that the entire Government uses and is exactly why we are crashing and burning as a country right now !!!!!!

  4. OMG, Frank, really? Carper the knight on the donkey? You don’t think Chris Coons, John Carney, or the Vice President, or maybe it was just the smart thing to do. Mr. Carper is the argument for term limits.
    Try again.

  5. The following could be the ultimate for an arguement in favor of term limits;

    From Sunday’s 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, Televised “Meet the Press” THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.

    General Bill Gann’ USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

    The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171…

    During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, “Stand and Face It”.


    ‘Senator ‘Obama replied:

    “As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides”. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..” “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”


    Obama continued: “The National Anthem should be ‘swapped’ for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing’. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails – – – perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments …….”

    When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations ofIslam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past”.

    “Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First black Family. Indeed,CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America ”

    Yes, you read it right.

    I, for one, am speechless!!!

  6. I was really hoping that we were not dumb enough to elect someone who thought this way. Since This appeared in the Washing Post and they are so liberally slanted I thought it had some creedence! BUT, it brings to light another point that I have been addressing: WHY doesn’t the recluse that lives in the white house come out and face his accussers and challengers and disspell some of these accusations????????

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