There are many members of Congress who have lived most of their adult lives as elected members of Congress - clearly in defiance to what the founders intended a representative government to be. Are you in support of limiting the amount of time someone should be able to serve or not? Why? Term Limits can actually limit Presidential Power - creating less of a "relationship" between lawmakers and the Oval Office - Instead of spending all their time trying to get re-elected, they could actually be working to better America.
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Instead of 2 terms for the pres - I would make it one 6 yr term. 3 term limit for rep, and 2 term limit for senate. A 4 yr presidency is really only productive in the 1st 2 yr. then it is reelection then next 2 yrs, Do the math on 6yr presidency.
Someone will demand proof and there isn't enough room for links, google them if interested: Fmr. St. Treas. Martha Shoffner got 30 mos. fed pen., State Sen. Jon woods, State Rep. Michah Neal and lobbyist Rusty Cranford are others.
Don't you think with Trump's knack for speaking directly to the people, he can influence it? I do
No, I don't think President Trumps direct speaking can change law or influence congress to give up unlimited terms. It would take a major majority movement in the people to change that and I just don't see that happening in our divided society
What president Trump can do is influence the voters, and the voters can influence congress. And that is the way it is designed to work. What have the professional elected pensioners done for the country? Declined the US, bottomed at 2008, failed 911.
Politicians are the only jobs that the employees get to approve their own pay raises and benefits. That needs to change along with the term limits and that should be the choice of WE THE PEOPLE. And actually, that is why we the people voted for Trump
No amount to talking is going to get the congress to let go of their unlimited terms. It will require 38 of the 50 states (57 if your Obama) to ratify a constitutional amendment creating term limits.
Michael, that is exactly why it should be left up to we the people. If you had job security on the line and depending on your own vote, would you vote against it????
There are a lot of things that should be left up to the people. We just don't have a Gov that is setup that way. We the people vote in the incumbent 96% of the time. Re-electing people we don't trust.
Michael, in the past there hasn't been anyone that would even attempt to make changes. Trump seems to be the one bring this to light. We can at least hope something happens to start changing the way our government can be run.
Hope can be a good thing, but for real change you need action. Hoping one man can change the country reminds me of Obama's rhetoric. We the people need to act not hope for change.
We the people have been loyal sheep for their party. Until the voters put their country before their party, nothing will change. We don't really need constitutional amendments. We just need voters to vote out the nesters.
Voting out incumbents would be a start just not a long-term solution. Apathy is what keeps people voted in 96% of the time. Preventative measures will insure lack of retention (keep the sheep from doing something baaaad).