Discussion in 'Congress' started by RetiredGySgt, Aug 14, 2011.
Who thinks Congress would ever pass to the States an Amendment about term limits FOR Congress?
not a chance in hell, though it needs to be done....
I'd prefer public financing of elections. Term limits doesn't end the selling of votes, it just adds more newbies to the mix. I also have a problem with being told who I'm allowed to vote for.
Funny. you can always find extreme examples in the democrat party whether it's term limits or sexual abuse. Every president up to FDR bowed out after two terms but he forced Americans to pass a term limit after running for four terms.
If we are to the point that we must restrict the people's auhtority to select their representative by limiting their terms then we should just end the expiriment right now and go to some kind of quasi-monarchy/oligarchy because there is no hope for the electorate.
"Congressmen and Diapers both need to be changed quickly and often, and both for the same reason"
The reason term limits are needed is most corrupt politicians are often with more than 2 terms of tenure. The more terms in office, the more votes being bought, and the more corruption seems to build.
Not that it isn't a very good idea
He didn't force anything. That was solely the Republicans whining about losing four times in a row. What were they afraid of? He'd already died, so there wasn't going to be a fifth term or a President-for-Life deal.
Take the money out of running for office there goes most of the corruption. I don't like the idea of someone telling me who I'm allowed to vote for. I can't believe the CONS would accept that, but whine about what lightbulbs they're allowed to buy!!!
Why would anyone who possesses power support a bill that would make them give up that power?
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