Some sincere citizens in Morgan County have written letters to the editor and also have contacted me, asking me to sponsor legislation to allow West Virginia unilaterally to impose term limits on our federal legislators.
Although I support term limits on all elected officials and have responded in great detail to those inquirers, it probably also is prudent to point out that the United States Supreme Court ruled in 1995, that, in the absence of a Constitutional amendment, neither the states nor Congress may impose term limits on elected federal officials.
This decision upheld a 1994 ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court on the same issue.
Those who wish further information on this issue may do their own research.
Meanwhile, as a state legislator, I have introduced legislation and will continue to advocate on behalf of term limits for our elected state officials.
Larry D. Kump
Kump is a member of the W.Va. House of Delegates, District 59.