Term limits for bureaucrats?

Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“When we speak of term limits, we always think of politicians who are elected to office: governors, representatives, State constitutional officers, and of course, Massa of these un-tied States. … When it comes to bureaucrats? Indefinite periods of appointment or employment. Political appointees (heads of State or federal agencies, for example) are thought of as serving at will (of the politicians appointing them) and therefore limited to the length of the political regime or even official’s term. But for the sake of ending the corruption of the spoils system which developed from the War of Independence for a century, the ‘civil service’ system was created. (Much like Frankenstein created his monster.) States and local governments followed that lead. Today, the wrongly-named civil servants above all have security of employment.” (11/19/22)