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 Ikari View Post
    That they are recalled from office with the high percentage.
    I would be okay with that.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    The only thing that irks me about instituting term limits is that some people are incumbents for a reason - they do a good job. Sure we'd be throwing out a lot of garbage, but would we be replacing it with garbage, and would we be replacing our valuable seats with garbage as well?
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I would be okay with that.
    In general you need some amount of protection from popularism; otherwise we could never keep SCOTUS justices around too long; which is why I would set the value very high, certainly over 75%. I think 80 or so is about right. I just think there should be a method through which the People can exert control; particularly over the Judiciary which has assumed MASSIVE powers over the centuries.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    In general you need some amount of protection from popularism; otherwise we could never keep SCOTUS justices around too long; which is why I would set the value very high, certainly over 75%. I think 80 or so is about right. I just think there should be a method through which the People can exert control; particularly over the Judiciary which has assumed MASSIVE powers over the centuries.
    Well, I don't think the judiciary has as much power as they are criticized for having. After all, while they may make a ruling, it is up to the executive and the legislature to follow that ruling. For example, Andrew Jackson absolutely ignored the Supreme Court when it ruled that the government relocation of the Seminoles was unconstitutional. Also, while SCOTUS ruled that segregation was unconstitutional in 1954 desegregation wasn't fully implemented until, I would say, the late 70's.

    So while SCOTUS has the power of judicial review what tends to happen is that their rulings do not become entrenched in the U.S. legal system by the President and Congress until quite some time after those rulings.

    And I'm more concerned with the rulings made by lower court judges than I am the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    The only thing that irks me about instituting term limits is that some people are incumbents for a reason - they do a good job. Sure we'd be throwing out a lot of garbage, but would we be replacing it with garbage, and would we be replacing our valuable seats with garbage as well?
    Hey, I've got an idea! Let's just have things called elections to determine which incumbents to get rid of and which ones we should keep!

    Oh, wait...
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Hey, I've got an idea! Let's just have things called elections to determine which incumbents to get rid of and which ones we should keep!

    Oh, wait...
    So you support removing term limits from the President?

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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So you support removing term limits from the President?
    Let's settle the issue of whether they belong in Congress first.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    give em' all two consecutive terms. then they have to wait another term to run again.

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    Re: Do you support term limits

    I absolutely support term limits, the American electorate are demonstrated idiots who cannot collectively make informed, rational, intelligent decisions. They vote from the gut, not the facts and decades of poor education has made them sheep, easy to manipulate with sound bites and flashy commercials. So long as that is the case, so long as they will vote for the incumbent just because it's the only name on the ballot they recognize, we need to keep moving these shyster lifetime politicians out of office, at the very least to keep new, uncorrupted blood moving in. Once these guys are in office long enough, they care more about feathering their own nest than serving the public interest they were elected to do.

    Throw 'em all out. We can't do any worse than we already are.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Term limits are not a restriction on the power of government. Term limits are a restriction on the power of the people.
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