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Promises to limit self to two terms

September 19, 2010
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Letter to the Editor:

The United States of America was founded on the belief that no single person should hold too much power for too long. I am against the current trend of electing career politicians, some of whom serve for several decades.

Politicians should be true representatives of the people, and anyone who holds a position of power for too long loses touch with their constituents and begins to care more about keeping their position of power than about the issues affecting the people who elected them.

This belief led George Washington to serve only two terms as our first President.My opponent, Betty De Boef, has served for 10 years and is again seeking reelection. Holding power for 18 years, as she would if she is elected in November, goes against the principles set out by our founding fathers in the Constitution.

I believe that this is wrong, and therefore I promise that if I am elected Iowa State Representative I will serve for no longer than two terms in that role. Furthermore, due to my commitment to remaining uncorrupted by power and faithfully representing the voices and concerns of my constituents I promise that I will never seek to serve more than two consecutive terms of any political position to which I may be elected in the future.

For more information visit my website, or call me at 515-360-0667.

Nathan Clubb



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