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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Well it seems like it's less and less of a big deal but long serving politicians would serve together and build relationships and rapport which was important to compromise and getting things done.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I think we do need term limits.

    The overwhelming majority of Americans are dissatisfied with every single person in Washington, yet "we" continue to re-elect the same dim-bulb nitwits decade after decade after decade.

    There's no need for career politicians and every reason to prevent just such a thing from happening.

    I'm all for term limits.
    Wouldn't that suggest, despite claims to the contrary, that people are actually satisfied with their elected representatives?
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Bubba, part of the problem is that Senators or reps from other states, that I do not get to vote for or against, can stay in office for decades and accumulate seniority power, giving them a disproportionate amount of power over things that directly affect me and my life, and I can't do anything about them.

    Term limits would mitigate that to some degree.
    If we were to have term limits, then they should be applied across the board, for this reason. I still oppose them, though.
    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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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I must have missed this. Link?
    Here ya go

    U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton, 514 U.S. 779 (1995),[1] was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that states cannot impose qualifications for prospective members of the U.S. Congress stricter than those specified in the Constitution. The decision invalidated the Congressional term limit provisions of 23 states. The parties to the case were U.S. Term Limits, a non-profit advocacy group, and the politician Ray Thornton, among others.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    1) This decision is specific to states imposing the qualifications (of term limits). I'm discussing the federal government imposing their own term limits

    2) It would need to be done with an amendment, yes, which would make it constitutional by definition (this is explained in the link of the original post)

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredmertzz View Post
    1) This decision is specific to states imposing the qualifications (of term limits). I'm discussing the federal government imposing their own term limits

    2) It would need to be done with an amendment, yes, which would make it constitutional by definition (this is explained in the link of the original post)
    Gotcha. To be real though, amending the Constitution as we know is something modern America has difficulty living up to. Heck, the last time it was tried was the ERA in 72. It passed both houses in Congress but stalled in the final ratification by the states and expired in 82 never having made the bar.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    The power to replace them lies with you.
    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.
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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 captainawesome View Post
    Run for office.
    I wouldn't get elected because I won't become corrupted. In the United States, to hold high political office, you have to be a crook. If you won't do that, you won't make connections, you won't make dishonest friends and you won't be part of the Washington elite. So no thanks.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I wouldn't get elected because I won't become corrupted. In the United States, to hold high political office, you have to be a crook. If you won't do that, you won't make connections, you won't make dishonest friends and you won't be part of the Washington elite. So no thanks.
    Not true.

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