How to Bring Politicians Back to Reality


In this video, we delve into the troubling history of political office in New York, highlighting recent scandals and the broader issue of politicians losing touch with their constituents. The video features an in-depth discussion on the necessity of implementing term limits for statewide offices, advocating for a system where elected officials are more integrated into their communities rather than making a lifelong career out of politics.

The discussion includes alarming statistics from recent polls showing that a majority of New Yorkers believe the state is headed in the wrong direction, with many considering leaving due to the dysfunctional political climate. The video argues for term limits as a means to end the perpetual campaign cycle, allowing politicians to focus on complex and crucial issues rather than mere electoral survival.

Key points covered include the benefits of term limits, such as fostering new voices and perspectives in politics, reducing incumbency advantages, and enhancing the democratic process through structural reforms like ranked choice voting and open primaries. The call to action emphasizes the overwhelming bipartisan support for term limits across the United States and encourages viewers to advocate for these changes to their legislators.

Join us as we explore how term limits could transform politics in New York and beyond, making government more responsive and representative of the people it serves.

00:00 Introduction
01:27 Money and Power
03:06 A Reform for All Voters
04:25 Common Sense Term Limits