A Coming to Terms

Voters love to restrict incumbents, but the Supreme Court may squash the idea

Ed Jaksha of Omaha, Nebraska, is a true believer, but he looked like a true eccentric in early November as he roamed 600 miles across the plains of Nebraska, covering much of the distance on foot. The retired telephone-company manager, 79, wore a Revolutionary War-era costume, complete with brocade knickers, flounced tie and a white wig. His message was equally rambunctious. "We have a distant, oppressive government in Washington," he told people along the way. "It is time to restore a citizen legislature. If we didn't have liars and cheaters and people who wanted to be in office forever, we wouldn't...

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