Trump says he would impose term limits for members of Congress

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    It was done right before Kay Granger took the seat...

    you are right, Sarbanes was not a good example...

    And NO, I do not believe there should be term limits. I believe we have the right to decide on who represents us...

    I do believe there should be no gerrymandering allowed, and allowing an algorithm to set the districts would help in reducing the terms of congress critters or in the least, allow the citizens a true voice.
     
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    Gerrymandering is part of the process. See, those that control the state legislature get to draw the lines. Elections have consequences.
     
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    The American people have done a very poor job voting for anyone over the last 16 years.

    We have people like Hank Johnson in congress... Enough said. Who would vote for that joker? It'd be great to have term limits on congress to get rid of weasels like him.
     
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    Outstanding!!!
    It is something that needed to be done to end career politicians.
     
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    We need term limits to protect us from other states Senators and Representatives.....if they keep electing criminals because they steal tax money and bring it back to their states...we need a check on their ability to keep sending the crooks back to congress....
     
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    That is just one of the things I disagree with Trump on. Plus, I don't think it's within his power to do that.
     
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    I understand, you want to take choices away from the votes because you don't like the choices that the voters are making. Will you later support people who say that we can't elect any white people because there are too many white senators? Will you support people who say we can't elect any more men because there are too many men in the senate? Where is the line? You want to take a choice away from the voter because you dislike who they pick.
     
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    Nope.....you are wrong and racism has nothing to do with it. We have checks and balances in our Constitution to prevent the accumulation of power in the hands of one part of the government. Term limits would limit the ammount of power any one member of congress could accumulate. Nothing in Term limits creates the situation you are proposing...since it does not discriminate by race, religion, sex, or any other factor...anyone can serve the term and then leave...but nice try at racist accusations.....

    We in Illinois are living under the rule of mike madigan, who has been in office 30 years...a white guy twit....and he has ruined the state, and we can't get rid of him because of all the power he has...he is the shadow governor...he keeps getting re-elected because he is in a secure district....we are not protected from his predation....term limits would ensure he never had that power.
     
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    This is not a bad idea because politics should be a service to people and not a job!
    But I don't think he would achieve this target!
    Nobody want to lose his political career :)
     
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    There was at LEAST one congressman who admitted that the longer a congressperson remains in congress, the more corrupt they are apt to become. Term limits, yes.
     
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