View Poll Results: Term Limits

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  • Yes, term limits for Representatives

    32 48.48%
  • No, term limits for Representatives

    29 43.94%
  • Yes, term limits for Senators

    32 48.48%
  • No, term limits for Senators

    29 43.94%
  • Yes, term limits for Presidents

    47 71.21%
  • No, term limits for Presidents

    14 21.21%
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Thread: Do you support term limits

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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Most voters pay more attention to dumb ass reality shows,sports, celeb bull **** news and other stuff than they pay attention to politics. This is why the same old scumbags keep getting elected.They will keep voting for the same scumbags as long as the idiot box tells to.
    Tough.

    Voters can vote for whomever they want. You don't get to tell them they can't. That's democracy. Deal with it.

    Term limits are to ensure politicians do not stay in office to become too corrupt.
    No, that's what elections are for.

    What if a politician isn't corrupt and the voters want him/her past the term limit? They should have that choice.
    There is nothing anti-democratic about imposing term limits.
    Of course there is. It limits who the voters can choose.

    Term limits cut down on corruption.
    Prove a connection between corruption and length of service.

    This proves my point that most voters do not pay attention to politics and why we need term limits in the first place.This is why this country has the problems it has. So it is idiotic to say "if you do not like a politician then vote him out".
    Oh, man, sometimes when you say LOL you don't really mean it, but I really am laughing out loud when I read you say it's idiotic to say ""if you do not like a politician then vote him out." You actually said that?
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Umm no. If it's that simple it would happen more often. When Congress has a 9% approval rating and a 90% incumbent reelection rate, something is wrong. Specifically, the longer legislators are in Congress, the more corrupt they become. And the more likely any particular legislator is to be seeking reelection, the easier it is to buy them off.
    Then simply don't re-elect them.

    Congress as a whole may have a really low rating, but most voters rate THEIR congressman higher. And most re-elect them. Who the hell are you to tell them they can't?

    It's not exactly difficult to find another qualified candidate of a similar political ideology. Very few members of Congress are irreplaceable. The issue has nothing to do with "losers who keep losing elections," as they would probably continue to lose elections to members of the dominant party in their district even with term limits; the issue is corruption and the culture that is created in Congress by lifetime politicians.
    No, it's losers who can't accept that they lost, so they try to take away the choice from the voters. Pretty simple.

    If you think a congressman has been in office too long, go vote for his challenger(s) and urge other to do so.

    Sounds like a perfect example of why term limits are necessary. Obviously the voters in that district wanted term limits, but if it was simple as "just vote him out of office" as you claimed, then they would have done so anyway.
    So they were somehow incapable of voting him out of office? They went to the ballot, pushed the button next to his name because they were brainwashed or all had guns to their heads?

    No, what that election said was the voters didn't really want term limits. Or didn't actually understand what they were getting.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    For those in favor of term limits for president but not for congress explain Why? Specifically why the exact same reasoning they gives to say its dumb to have them for congress don't apply to the Presidency?

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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Okay, guys, both of you have made the quite amazing claim that the voters are somehow incapable of getting rid of a politician by simply voting him out of office. How can you make such a ridiculous claim? Explain it please. How are the voters going to the polls and voting for someone they don't want? Is it the work of an evil wizard? Or aliens with a special laser beam?
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Do I support term limits? With a vengence.

    *cough*

    OK, but I think I really do support them because it will help prevent corruption of the individual. In that, a career politician will have his hand in everything, can set up things and run things, gets all the perks. I think it would be harder to do so (not impossible...in fact it would still certainly happen, but hopefully to a lesser degree) if we forced rotation of people through there. There's plenty of people capable of the job, it's not like we're going to run out of qualified jerks.

    I wonder if we should have "term limits" on political parties too.

    But in all honesty, one amendment I think would be good would be one to give the People a way to remove SCOTUS justices. Every election cycle...or every 4....no more than 6; the Justices come up for a confidence vote. If 85% of Americans vote no confidence, then that justice is removed. The new justice will be appointed as normal. This keeps removal of justices out of the hands of Legislature and Executive, for the founders were wise is isolating them from the Judiciary. But it does leave them in the hands of The People. A supermajority, necessarily must be a supermajority. 85% could be argued to be too low, that it should be like 88-90.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Easy answer: no. Politicians should not limit my choices in politicians.
    They already do.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    OK, but I think I really do support them because it will help prevent corruption of the individual. In that, a career politician will have his hand in everything, can set up things and run things, gets all the perks.
    So you think your view should overrule the will of a majority of voters?
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They already do.
    How do they do that?
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    So you think your view should overrule the will of a majority of voters?
    So you are in favor if removing term limits for presidents?

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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So you are in favor if removing term limits for presidents?
    Answer my question first please.
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