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Thread: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

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    Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    I realize any actual change would require a change to the Constitution. But for the sake of discussion, and regardless of what you think about the current President, do you think there should be a change to the duration and number of terms a President should be able to serve?

    While I do think 4 years is a little on the short side, I donít think a President should be wasting any of his or her time running for reelection. I think a decent rule would be that the POTUS should serve a single 6-year term and no more.

    What say you?

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    1st choice: Repeal the 22nd Amendment and replace it for a required physical for a president applying to run for re-election. A President may serve as many terms as he can be elected to as long as she or he is in good health.

    2nd choice: If the above could not be accomplished politically, then I would support modifying the 22nd Amendment to allow a president to serve up to 3 terms.

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    Single six year term. I read somewhere that Clinton would've preferred a single six year term to two four year terms. He thought it would've been more productive without having to campaign.

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    I've said it loads of times. Repeal the 22nd Amendment. If the President is doing a crappy job, vote him out. If he is doing a good job, keep him. I am against term limits of any kind. Let the voters decide who stays in office or not.
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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    I realize any actual change would require a change to the Constitution. But for the sake of discussion, and regardless of what you think about the current President, do you think there should be a change to the duration and number of terms a President should be able to serve?

    While I do think 4 years is a little on the short side, I donít think a President should be wasting any of his or her time running for reelection. I think a decent rule would be that the POTUS should serve a single 6-year term and no more.

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    12-16 years and we have a deal. I want the American people to be left with no doubts as to who is responsible for what, when, where, and why, and the only way to do that is to have a term stretch out for over a decade.
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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Let the voters decide who stays in office or not.
    Haven't the "voters" proven numerous times that they can't be trusted to do what's right?

    I live in Delaware. Biden was re-elected so much it took a VP position to finally get him out of office.

    Names like Kennedy, Thurmond, and Byrd should be enough to warrant term limits.

    No good can come from having people running this country for multiple decades.

    Corruption and abuse of power are too much for people to rise above when it becomes a lifetime career.

    I fully support term limits.

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    12-16 years and we have a deal. I want the American people to be left with no doubts as to who is responsible for what, when, where, and why, and the only way to do that is to have a term stretch out for over a decade.
    You'd support the idea of George W. Bush as president for 12-16 years?????????????

    Good lord.......As much as I'd want to move south to a location where there's palm trees before I die, something of that nature might have me petitioning for Canadian citizenship.

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    I'm in favor of repealing the 22nd amendment as well.
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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    Without serious election reforms and anti-corruption legislation it's all rather pointless, but assuming real reforms are also put in place, the terms should be increased to 6 years and no limit on the number of terms served. I would, however, impose term limits on Supreme Court appointees, 10 years max, and a review by Congress for another term or a new appointment by the current President made and voted on.

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    Re: Should US Presidents only serve one term?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    I realize any actual change would require a change to the Constitution. But for the sake of discussion, and regardless of what you think about the current President, do you think there should be a change to the duration and number of terms a President should be able to serve?

    While I do think 4 years is a little on the short side, I don’t think a President should be wasting any of his or her time running for reelection. I think a decent rule would be that the POTUS should serve a single 6-year term and no more.

    What say you?
    I say keep it as it is. Personally I would like to see term limits for all elected political offices,career politicians are a bad thing. One senator should not be able to have more power than another senator nor should a congressman be allowed to have more power than another congressman. Also to ensure that politicians are not trying to carry any influence from switching offices there should be a mandatory 5 year break in between offices.We should also be allowed to allowed to recall our senators,congress as well as a national recall election for the president.
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