Sen. Cruz's Intro Remarks at Term Limits Hearing as Chairman

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    On many things I disagree with Cruz but on this one, he hits it right on the head of the nail.

     
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    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a constitutional amendment Friday that would restrict senators to two six-year terms. It goes into effect after it's passed, so Cruz would still be able to run for two additional Senate terms.

    The amendment would also limit members of the House of Representatives to three two-year terms. It's cosponsored by Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, and David Purdue.

    Ted Cruz introduced a term limit bill that would allow just two terms for Senators
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    I'd be for it as long as it affected everyone that is in the Senate, including Cruz.
     
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    Congress would never do this to themselves.


    They did it to the President citing corruption issues after FDR decided to retire as President, but apparently they have no such corruption problems.

    Mwhahahahaha!!!
     
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    This has been in committee for so long (at least 6 years) most in those committees would already have term limited if they actually got it passed. No matter how much they tell us how much they support and the more time passes, the less I believe a damned word they say about it. The only way to impose it is to start showing them the door at the voting booth for those that don't seem to think it's that important by their actions.
     
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    Your support of anything is a huge red flag.

    The thoughts of the Democrats is "YEAH bring it", and then they will have a better chance at taking power more so than they do now is their thinking. It is figured that with the uniting of all these groups, and the MSM in their pocket, and the educational systems secured, that they can win the elections needed to shift the balance of power in their favor in this country.

    Becareful what you ask for these days conservatives/republicans, because you just might get slammed, and then what ???
     
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    We already have term limits – they’re called elections.

    The people have the right to elect whomever they want for as long as they want.

    And if the people don’t like who is being elected and for how long, they have only themselves to blame, the consequence of their ignorance, apathy, and indifference.

    Meaningful political change will only happen when the people get involved at the very local level, not the result of inane top-down ‘solutions’ such as term limits.
     
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    Doesn't work that way. Even when you have a Moscow Mitch, it takes a major scandal like sleeping with the Russians to blast them out of office. We have one around here that introduces bills that are written lock stock and barrel by energy companies. He never reads them but introduces them and backs them tooth and nail even when they are contrary to our best interests. We can't get rid of his butt because just about the time we get ready, he ends up with tons of cash both from the RNC and the Pacs and he lies about his opponents at such a high rate that that is all you end up seeing. And the local News goes apeshit with his coverage and it's all positive and freezes out his opponent.

    We need term limits to get rid of this behavior.
     
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    It would be a start. 2 four year terms like the President. No more. Voting is the best way. Good or bad.
     
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    Voting doesn't cut it. Unless you vote at the State Level and force your State Government to pass a Continental Congress law to that effect. It can't be put on any ballot. That was already tried and was tossed out by SCOTUS years ago. So you have to vote state legislators not Federal. Federal can propose it but in the end, it must be done by the States which causes a change to the Constitution of the United States. And there is Millions spent each year at state levels to prevent this. State Officials are a lot cheaper to buy than Federal ones.
     
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    Good luck, Senator.

    This shallow "elections are term limits" argument is a farce, as it completely ignores the inherent advantages an incumbent has over any challenger, most obviously being the opportunities and motivations they have to build, nurture and expand their power/influence base.

    Until we change the rules under which these people operate, they will continue to abuse them. Obviously.
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