To get more Texas citizens participating in leadership at the state level, the governor, lieutenant governor, and all Texas House members and senators should be limited to a maximum of eight years. This is done in several other states. Obviously, becoming a "professional politician" means you will be "better at it" because the system is unnecessarily complicated. But it does not mean you should stay there too long. Our law-making procedures should be modernized and simplified, which will reduce the anti-democratic advantage of prolonged incumbency.