Should we eliminate term limits for our politicians, or are they really necessary?
I feel term limits has handicapped our politicians and should be viewed unconstitutional. It is my view that much of what is going wrong in Washington D.C. Is because of this. I would like to know your answers.
quite the contrary. We need to ge rid of the career politicians who do not work for the people but work to get constantly reelected.
Every political system is prone to corruption after a few decades of its existence. In that time, we see professional power-seekers who spend their young adult lives refining their skills in manipulating public opinion and performing for the masses. Politicians are more focused on how they hold their hands on camera than they are are about how to solve the nation's problems. Many of them have no idea what they are doing and are very cynical off-camera. Our leaders are people who know how to get elected, but have no idea how to run a country. They pad themselves with staffers--young and old, who helped them get elected to help them make their policy decicions. On paper, everything about our system tells us that it should work. Any inexperienced president has total control over the agencies and the agencies actually listen to him. It is just that presidents do not seem to want to control events or agencies unless these events somehow affect getting re-elected. After leaving office, George W Bush was asked what about his presidency was he most proud. His answer was "winning the re-election". Politicians today are well-bred groundhounds that can do one thing well: get elected to power. This is unavoidable in an electoral democracy and I feel imposing term limits or taking them away would have no effect.
we have had the power of term limits since we instituted a representaive form of government,... its called getting off our sorry ass's and voting them out,.... a huge turn over in congress resulting in a 25% freshman class is why we cant get anything done.
term limits are a tool used to get rid of someone elses duely elected representative,.... and theyre wrong.
I think the issue is more one of the moral character of the one's we elect to office. It takes a strong moral fiber to withstand the arm-twisting pressure of an elected office and not let go of one's high value principles, honesty and integrity.
by Ralph Schwartz 6 years ago
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by promisem 7 years ago
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by JOC 20 months ago
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by Ralph Schwartz 6 years ago
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by Josak 9 years ago
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by JON EWALL 11 years ago
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