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Thread: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    There are two reasons for the limited terms of the President. One is what happened with FDR, the other is the precedent set by Washington showing by example that he didnt want one man to accumulate too much power over the country.

    I think we need that more today than we did in Washington's time, the power of the Presidency has grown over the years.

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    6 yrs is too long to get saddled with a failure...I say leave it the same...its one year to get started with anything...2 yrs to make it or break it and then the last year is campaigning for the next year..so they get nothing done anyway....

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    I think it's perfectly fine the way it is, but I would support repealing the 22nd Amendment. Why should the term be limited? If the majority wants someone to be president again, it only seems right to me that they should be.

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    How many people that are in office right have been in office for longer than twenty years? This was never supposed to be a career but a service for the citizens of the country and the only way to even get a hint of that back is to start with term limits.

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    A single 6 year term would be far preferable. Presidents wouldn't have to campaign and would be free to make the tough choices they generally make in their 2nd terms. I'm torn on Congress though. The side affect of having people in Congress so long is they know the issues exceptionally well. Senator Lugar for one (shame the TP Is trying to get rid of him). Term limits on Congress ensures we get a Congress who constantly no idea what they're doing. But it does get rid of the graft and corruption.
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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Two terms works fine but we should put term limits on congressmen and senators.

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    I say one term for all of them.

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    A single 6 year term would be far preferable. Presidents wouldn't have to campaign and would be free to make the tough choices they generally make in their 2nd terms. I'm torn on Congress though. The side affect of having people in Congress so long is they know the issues exceptionally well. Senator Lugar for one (shame the TP Is trying to get rid of him). Term limits on Congress ensures we get a Congress who constantly no idea what they're doing. But it does get rid of the graft and corruption.
    That is just another argument for why you don't elect idiots and you keep what the government does to a minimum.

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    That is just another argument for why you don't elect idiots and you keep what the government does to a minimum.
    Easier said than done. Furthermore, the US has some of the highest incumbency rates in the first world. So even if they are idiots, they still get reelected.
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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    I think terms should be 8 years for the Presidency. 4 years is just long enough to reverse course and get started on a new plans. Since most of the last year of a first term is usually spent campaigning that year is mostly gone. The first year is spent getting caught up to speed on everything you and I don't know about and on protocol. Not to mention all the handshaking and entertaining the President must do, there is substantial time where s/he is doing things other than being Presidential. When does the President have time to put ideas into action?

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    I've been warming recently to a single 6 year term.

    Long enough to get some significant work done while in office while not being so long that it's problematic if you get a sufficiently horrible President. At the same time, by making it a single term, you set up a situation where the President can actually focus on being President and pushing what they want for the full six years rather than the two+ years of campaigning you tend to get now during their first term.

    Honestly not sure I'd prefer it at this point...but I've significantly warmed to the idea and would rather that over allowing multiple terms

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