Congress versus a Term limit?

Discussion in 'Congress' started by RetiredGySgt, Aug 14, 2011.

?

Congress ever approve an Amendment for Term limits?

  1. Never

    9 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Yes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. We could force them.

    6 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. RetiredGySgt
    Online

    RetiredGySgt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    39,504
    Thanks Received:
    5,897
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +8,920
    Who thinks Congress would ever pass to the States an Amendment about term limits FOR Congress?
     
  2. KGB
    Offline

    KGB VIP Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    850
    Thanks Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    80
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Ratings:
    +261
    not a chance in hell, though it needs to be done....
     
  3. konradv
    Offline

    konradv Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    22,541
    Thanks Received:
    2,554
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Ratings:
    +5,660
    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.
     
  4. whitehall
    Online

    whitehall Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    27,716
    Thanks Received:
    4,319
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +10,635
    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.
     
  5. Texanmike
    Offline

    Texanmike Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    725
    Thanks Received:
    88
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +88
    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.

    Mike
     
  6. Big Fitz
    Offline

    Big Fitz User Quit *****

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    16,917
    Thanks Received:
    2,473
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +2,475
    "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.
     
  7. Baruch Menachem
    Offline

    Baruch Menachem '

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,204
    Thanks Received:
    3,235
    Trophy Points:
    185
    Ratings:
    +3,305
    Not that it isn't a very good idea
     
  8. konradv
    Offline

    konradv Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    22,541
    Thanks Received:
    2,554
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Ratings:
    +5,660
    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.
     
  9. konradv
    Offline

    konradv Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    22,541
    Thanks Received:
    2,554
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Ratings:
    +5,660
    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!!!
     
  10. elvis
    Offline

    elvis BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    25,882
    Thanks Received:
    4,303
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +4,303
    Why would anyone who possesses power support a bill that would make them give up that power?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page