View Poll Results: 3 Strikes and you're out?

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Thread: A 3 Strike Rule?

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    Re: A 3 Strike Rule?

    Just limit them to two terms in any one office. The ones who want to stay in office forever are mostly the ones who think they own the rest of us.

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    Re: A 3 Strike Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Well, thanks to all for the "constructive" criticism....

    Here's the thing. Negative ads work to get elected but don't do a damn thing to solve problems. Real solutions getting lost in the procedural fluff is something we're (suppose) trying to fix so that actual progress can be had. Checks and Balances and Accountability are two seperate issues. The latter is what I am trying to find solutions for. Now, somone with another snarky comment will be more than happy to point out that voting is that mechanism of accountabilty.

    I would ask them -- has it worked thus far? No. The memory of voters is short.

    The political process has been slipping away from us for a long time. I'm just trying to find solutions to snag it before it is completely beyond our grasp.

    Being an informed voter is no longer enough and there isn't enough of us the way it is. We must get engaged. We need to come to some agreement, set some form of standards and provide consequence for those representing us to ensure they are representing us and not getting paid handsomely to do nothing other than give streets names and fill the calander with various days of appreciation.
    You forgot naming post offices
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: A 3 Strike Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    You forgot naming post offices

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    Re: A 3 Strike Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Since these politicians all give the same song and dance -- Would you support a rule stipulating that should a politician in the course of a term fail to keep at least 3 campaign promises than he or she would be ineligible for reelection?
    Nope because politicians can genuinely run into unforeseen roadblocks.

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    Re: A 3 Strike Rule?

    I look at it this way:

    If you get hired into a company by telling them you can do skill a, skill b, skill c, etc., and you only deliver skill a, then you should be fired. You are expected to be able to perform all requirements of the job. If you can't, then don't lie about it, and don't waste everyone's time.

    The same should hold true for politicians. If you are going to make a bunch of promises, you better live up to them, otherwise keep your mouth shut and move on.
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    Re: A 3 Strike Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Nope because politicians can genuinely run into unforeseen roadblocks.
    Then I guess they'd have to dig down deep and endeavor to persevere.

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    Re: A 3 Strike Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    I look at it this way:

    If you get hired into a company by telling them you can do skill a, skill b, skill c, etc., and you only deliver skill a, then you should be fired. You are expected to be able to perform all requirements of the job. If you can't, then don't lie about it, and don't waste everyone's time.

    The same should hold true for politicians. If you are going to make a bunch of promises, you better live up to them, otherwise keep your mouth shut and move on.
    Exactly.

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    Re: A 3 Strike Rule?

    I think people who expect politicians to keep their promises should be ineligible to vote.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
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    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: A 3 Strike Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Well, thanks to all for the "constructive" criticism....

    Here's the thing. Negative ads work to get elected but don't do a damn thing to solve problems. Real solutions getting lost in the procedural fluff is something we're (suppose) trying to fix so that actual progress can be had. Checks and Balances and Accountability are two seperate issues. The latter is what I am trying to find solutions for. Now, somone with another snarky comment will be more than happy to point out that voting is that mechanism of accountabilty.

    I would ask them -- has it worked thus far? No. The memory of voters is short.

    The political process has been slipping away from us for a long time. I'm just trying to find solutions to snag it before it is completely beyond our grasp.

    Being an informed voter is no longer enough and there isn't enough of us the way it is. We must get engaged. We need to come to some agreement, set some form of standards and provide consequence for those representing us to ensure they are representing us and not getting paid handsomely to do nothing other than give streets names and fill the calander with various days of appreciation.
    Your solution is too easy to work around.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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