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 misterman View Post
    Answer my question first please.
    What question? You didn't ask me one

    However if you're referring to the one you made to James and khandahar who are actually arguing a particular position (unlike me) I could give it a wager.

    Basic political science knowledge would inform you that historically a noticeable and predictable trend of incumbents having a significant advantage is present in our system. This occurs due to a number of reasons. First, an encumbant already has a preset foundation of which to begin to mount a campaign; in logistics, contacts, and message. They've ran a campaign before, already got donors before, already have established themselves in the states politics. Money is a huge factor and incumbents routinely bring in more than challengers.

    Next, simple name recognition. Being in a position for 2 / 6 years and having already campaigned once instantly raises the individual's name recognition in the state because they are a know figure. Name recognition is big in elections for your "average" voter who is not routinely up to date with politics. Its why you see the plethora of signs every election season. The more people know your name and it sticks with them the better chance they may be inclined to vote your direction as the most memorable candidate.

    Those are just two right off that are very basic level political science reasoning behind the very real and studied phenomena of incumbents typically having a significant advantage in elections,

    Does that mean we should have term limits? Well, thats what's being discussed here. However, that is part of the answer to the question "why don't they just vote them out"

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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    What question? You didn't ask me one
    I did ask a question though.

    I want to know, from anyone who supports term limits, why they think they are justified in overturning the will of the voters. Anyone?
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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?
    I think my views tend to side on the restriction of government and its abilities.
    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
    I think my views tend to side on the restriction of government and its abilities.
    Don't dodge.

    You want to overrule the voters because you don't like their choices. There's nothing more anti-democratic than that. Who do you think you are?
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    How do they do that?
    You have to ask how the Republocrats do that? The system is not entirely open anymore; it's well restricted. They already tell us that the Republocrats are who you have to vote for. Third parties cannot get any exposure, they can't be invited to debates too often. Particularly on the national level. Finance contribution laws and such are also well set up for the proliferation of the Republocrats. McCain/Feingold is well set up to do this. It wasn't called the incumbent protection act for nothing. It's all restricted. You come from the proper party, or don't bother showing up. Even within the parties, it's controlled, particularly at a national level.

    They don't do that? HA! The Republocrats have refined and worked the system into a teeter-totter of power. There's no real political competition left, and that's not a good thing.
    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 misterman View Post
    Don't dodge.

    You want to overrule the voters because you don't like their choices. There's nothing more anti-democratic than that. Who do you think you are?
    Why do I want to overrule voters? Because I would think term limits would do good? If that's your take on it, I suppose that's it. But you'd be mistaken. It's just a little more protection against government corruption. We could use a lot more.
    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 misterman View Post
    I did ask a question though.

    I want to know, from anyone who supports term limits, why they think they are justified in overturning the will of the voters. Anyone?
    Is a good question. I'll let those that are Fully in favor of that answerit since that's your target.

    Now, do you support "overturning the will the voters" as you say, or are you for repealing term limits on the President

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    Re: Do you support term limits

    No term limits are worthless and pointless... They do zero good..


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    Re: Do you support term limits

    I've been practicing my position on term limits for years. I do not vote for the incumbent. Simple as that. People have the power to change the country, they rarely use it.










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    Re: Do you support term limits

    A 2003 NBC/Wall Street Journal poll indicates term limitation is supported by 67% of those polled. According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by Public Opinion Dynamics for Fox News in September 2010, the issue enjoys wide bi-partisan support. The poll showed that 78 percent of Americans support congressional term limits, including 74 percent independents and 74 percent of the nation’s Democrats. How is that against the will of the voters?

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