Michigan native and Liberty Initiative Fund Field Director Scott Tillman and his father Jeff are leading a grassroots effort in the Wolverine State to keep legislative term limits as they currently exist. He has created an organization called Citizen Cavalry to bring attention to the efforts of outgoing State Senate majority leader Randy Richardville, who is making the weakening of term limits one of his priorities of the lame duck session.
Tillman is touring the state with a 10-foot wooden horse, adorned with banners bringing attention to Richardville’s efforts. The legislative term limits were approved by voters on a 1992 ballot measure, which amended the state’s constitution.
“It takes a big horse to scare away lame ducks.” Scott Tillman said of the horse. “We don’t want professional politicians, we want citizen legislators.”
Tillman has already found support in a Lansing area lawyer, Gregory Schmid.
“Long-term power breeds corruption,” Schmid said. “We want smart people to be in the legislature and to be experienced in government, but not entrenched. We’re trying to stamp out longtime fiefdoms.”
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