Extending presidiential terms to 12 years

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    Does anybody else support extending the max a president can serve is three terms? Three, four-year terms, at the most? Everything would stay the same, except the president would be able to run for re-election twice...

    Does anybody else support this change? I think someone can do much more in 12 years than in 8 years.
     
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    no, would you have liked 12 years of clinton?
     
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    No, but I would have liked 12 years of Reagan and I would like 12 years of Bush.

    If a leader is doing a poor job, he'd be removed from office. Bush would have beaten Clinton in 2000.
     
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    I would have liked 12 years of reagan.

    saying bush would have beaten clinton wouldn't make it so, hypothesize clinton in a 3rd term, how rabid would you be right now?
     
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    I'd be waiting for Giuliani to defeat Gore this November. :)
     
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    Reminder:

    Our government was designed so that all political action would be tied up therefore slowing the corruption process.

    To subvert that is surefire doom.

    I want to see these guys with the original system in place. That way I can keep liberty a bit longer. -EVEN IF I LIKE THE CANDIDATE.
     
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    I think it might be a bit healthier two keep the two-term limits.
    I'm not sure exactly how the term length or number were chosen (perhaps someone could fill me in) but I like things the way they are now. It's hard to imagine having the same President for 12 years if you don't like him. And likewise, even if you do, just like a stream needs movement for the water to stay clean... so does the highest office in the land. IMO

    But worse than having a 3-term limit would be a 1-term limit. Clearly you can get more done in two terms than one, if you can get re-elected:rolleyes:
     
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    12 years

    3 terms for president,2 terms for senators and 3 or 6 terms for representatives ( 6 or 12 years) or 3 terms for each:18 years for senators,12 years for president,6 years for representatives.
    or

    what do you think?
     
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    Im of the mindset that Senators and congressmen should have term limits.

    The presidential term limits are a good setting. 8 years should be enough to do something or just long enough to tolerate idiocy. I however think Senators need to have 2 term limits as well. 12 years is more than enough to get done what you intended to do and then step down. These lifers(Teddy Kennedy, Arlan Spector, Strom thruman before he kicked it) in there now are whats wrong with our system. They do some small things then live off their names for another 30 years. Reps should have 4 term limits (8 years). That should be enough to get stuff done for them as well.

    Politics should not be a carreer. It should be a chance to help better your nation.
     
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    For my man Dubya? Hell yeah! We need him!
     

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