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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Eons ago when the U.S. was a Republic...the voters did the term limit setting. Now that the U.S. has become an Idiocracy...it's time to impose term limits.

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    Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i have never seen this expressed as a founders' intent; do you have a cite to back up the assertion?

    they do enjoy an advantage. but i cannot see why it should be found an unfair one. please share with us your rationale for making such a claim

    if you want to get rid of corruption then get rid of legal bribes, campaign funds funneled to candidates by unions, corporations and foreign governments. return the power to the people by only allowing registered voters to make campaign contributions not found illegal
    until then, we will continue to have the best government money can buy

    it is human nature to pay attention to the expectations of those who fund your activity. return that to the people and the politicians will again address the peoples' concerns
    Suuuuuuuuure. NOW you think the founders intent is relevant.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Agreed, I very much like Ron Wyden our senator. He's served many terms (since 96 in the Senate and since 80 in the House) and shows no sign yet of turning into one of the corrupt ones.
    Merkley has been a pleasant surprise so far. I wasn't sure what to expect from him, but he's taken up some excellent positions. I haven't heard a whisper of impropriety. Hopefully, we won't.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Suuuuuuuuure. NOW you think the founders intent is relevant.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dammitboy! View Post
    Our elected officials were not meant to have careers spanning three and four decades. Incumbents have a distinct and unfair advantage in getting re-elected. If you want to get rid of corruption and abuse of power - you should be for term limits on all elected offices. If you want the same old crap that we have now - if you want to keep the status quo and have no issue with the fools we have destroying our country while filling their pockets with cash and exempting themselves from the laws they make, you are against term limits.
    no, it wasn't me making that assertion
    as you can see above, it was presented that "elected officials were not meant to have careers spanning three and four decades"
    i have never seen that presented by the founders
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i have never seen this expressed as a founders' intent; do you have a cite to back up the assertion?

    they do enjoy an advantage. but i cannot see why it should be found an unfair one. please share with us your rationale for making such a claim

    if you want to get rid of corruption then get rid of legal bribes, campaign funds funneled to candidates by unions, corporations and foreign governments. return the power to the people by only allowing registered voters to make campaign contributions not found illegal
    until then, we will continue to have the best government money can buy

    it is human nature to pay attention to the expectations of those who fund your activity. return that to the people and the politicians will again address the peoples' concerns
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    That is the level where citizens can practically enforce more accountability, but small government can't always address many issues, especially issues involving large corporations with more resources than any local government.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dammitboy! View Post
    I can explain it to you, but I cannot understand it for you.
    of course
    i look forward to your explanation
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    ABSOLUTELY!!!

    Why? people know much less about their congressional leaders than their president. So when it comes election time, so long things aren't terrible people tend to lean towards the incumbent. Some of them become corrupt, some of them become too old. All of them get too powerful for newcomers to have a fair chance.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Not really. When every single person that has any shot at election on the ballot is part of the big-budget Washington political machine, all you can do is trade one political crook for another. Same crap, different moron.


    Run for office.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Run for office.
    You can't get elected unless you are corrupt. The system we have in place demands it.
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