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Letter: Term limits might restore honesty

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves a federal court in lower Manhattan on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. A jury found Silver guilty on all seven charges against him in a federal corruption trial that lasted five-weeks. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt

Newsday’s editorial, “The corruption parade goes on” [Dec. 1], hit the mark on Albany corruption. The leaders in Albany will never agree to term limits, but it’s time the state constitution were amended. No politician should serve endlessly in office.

It’s human nature to become so entrenched, so insular, that influence-peddling becomes the norm. Term limits might restore some honesty to the system, and constituents will feel their votes really do matter.

Craig Henry, West Hempstead

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