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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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    Do you support term limits

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    Some people seem to like term limits, feeling it keeps people from being "career" politicians, takes away the "incumbant advantage" from stiffling competition, lowers the amount of special interest, makes politicians focus on legislating not running for reelection, etc.

    On the flip side, some seem to dislike them as it limits the peoples choices, doesn't allow people to become well versed in effectively doing the job, amongst other reasons.

    What are your thoughts on term limits on the federal level and why we should / shouldn't have them.

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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Easy answer: no. Politicians should not limit my choices in politicians.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Can the threads be merged or would that jack the poll? If not:

    "I support terms limits that take into account the time neccessary to learn the job v. the time neccessary to let the power corrupt you."
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    I support presidential term limits due to the power associated with the office and a long history of electioneering on both sides. I support very long term limits in congress because it prevents having someone control an area for too long and only seeking to make personal profit.

    However ... I am completely open to having my opinion changed. It's also in my nature to say that the vote of the people is already a term limit. So its a close call for me.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    We should have term limits.There should also be a four year waiting period between the different offices and a ten year waiting period before they are allowed to lobby.So if someone who served as a senator wants to run for congress or president then he or she should have to wait four years before being allowed to run for that office.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Term limits are idiotic by definition.

    If the voters don't want someone in office, they can just vote them out.

    Term limits are for sore losers who don't like the fact that they keep losing elections. They're anti-democratic.

    I remember back in the early 90s when term limits were a big thing. They were on the ballot in a few states. I remember that in one congressional district, in Washington state I think, the voters passed a term limit referendum - and at the same time, re-elected a congressman who was already past the limit! Um, duh.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    It's up to the voters to decide when an elected official's term is over. As for POTUS, 2 terms is enough.
    Last edited by Parrish; 12-08-11 at 09:15 PM.

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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Term limits are idiotic by definition.
    No they are not.Besides that learn to use a dictionary instead of making up definitions.

    If the voters don't want someone in office, they can just vote them out.
    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.

    Term limits are for sore losers who don't like the fact that they keep losing elections.
    Term limits are to ensure politicians do not stay in office to become too corrupt.

    They're anti-democratic.
    There is nothing anti-democratic about imposing term limits.Term limits cut down on corruption.

    I remember back in the early 90s when term limits were a big thing. They were on the ballot in a few states. I remember that in one congressional district, in Washington state I think, the voters passed a term limit referendum - and at the same time, re-elected a congressman who was already past the limit! Um, duh.
    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".
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Term limits are idiotic by definition.

    If the voters don't want someone in office, they can just vote them out.
    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.

    Term limits are for sore losers who don't like the fact that they keep losing elections. They're anti-democratic.
    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.

    I remember back in the early 90s when term limits were a big thing. They were on the ballot in a few states. I remember that in one congressional district, in Washington state I think, the voters passed a term limit referendum - and at the same time, re-elected a congressman who was already past the limit! Um, duh.
    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.
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    Re: Do you support term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Parrish View Post
    It's up to the voters to decide when an elected official's term is over. As for POTUS, 2 terms is enough.
    If you are going to say let the voters decided when an elected official's term is over then why not let the voters decided when a president's term is over? The president is an elected official just as much as a congressman and senator is. The bills he votes yes for or veto's effects the country just as much as the bills congress and senate write and approve of before sending to the president's desk. Most of the stuff the president does couldn't even be done without the approval or congress and senate.
    Last edited by jamesrage; 12-08-11 at 09:37 PM.
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