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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.
    You have a very valid point there. Both parties candidates have been bought and paid for and owe their elections to special interest, lobbyists, corporations, wall street, big money donors, super pacs etc. Yes, you have a very valid point.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Not true.
    Like who? Name a couple in major political parties that are clean as a whistle.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    You have a very valid point there. Both parties candidates have been bought and paid for and owe their elections to special interest, lobbyists, corporations, wall street, big money donors, super pacs etc. Yes, you have a very valid point.
    Even if we have term limits and throw the crooks out, there are more crooks standing behind them waiting to get in. We have to end the big money influence first, then talk about term limits, which if we could just elect worthwhile, honest candidates that are working to represent the American people instead of their own personal and political interests, we wouldn't need term limits.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Like who? Name a couple in major political parties that are clean as a whistle.
    Impossible to know.

    What isn't impossible is that an honest citizen could win.

    While he wasn't up to the task. Carter won.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Impossible to know.

    What isn't impossible is that an honest citizen could win.

    While he wasn't up to the task. Carter won.
    Sure, almost 40 years ago before it got horribly corrupt. Try for a modern-day politician.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Impossible to know.

    What isn't impossible is that an honest citizen could win.

    While he wasn't up to the task. Carter won.

    I think the entrenched crooks beat Carter. Definitely term limits. It's takes a few years to establish channels of graft and corruption. Finding the big kickbacks. Finding the big donors. Finding your new owners. Two year limits. That drives the cost up for the buyers, kickbackers, bribers and corruptors. Make it so damn expensive to buy a legislator that it becomes bad business.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Even if we have term limits and throw the crooks out, there are more crooks standing behind them waiting to get in. We have to end the big money influence first, then talk about term limits, which if we could just elect worthwhile, honest candidates that are working to represent the American people instead of their own personal and political interests, we wouldn't need term limits.
    Very true. But it would take a constitutional amendment to do so, especially after the SCOTUS ruled that money equals speech. What I would like to see is a constitutional amendment that limits donations to living breathing citizens of the United States. This would do away with corporate, Wall Street and institutional giving. Then add that if you can not vote for that candidate or office, you can't give. A while back one of the candidates for the Georgia senate seat received 90% of his campaign cash from California. The people in California should have no say in whom we, the people of Georgia pick or choose to represent us. It should be an internal matter.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Very true. But it would take a constitutional amendment to do so, especially after the SCOTUS ruled that money equals speech. What I would like to see is a constitutional amendment that limits donations to living breathing citizens of the United States. This would do away with corporate, Wall Street and institutional giving. Then add that if you can not vote for that candidate or office, you can't give. A while back one of the candidates for the Georgia senate seat received 90% of his campaign cash from California. The people in California should have no say in whom we, the people of Georgia pick or choose to represent us. It should be an internal matter.
    I agree, but amending the Constitution today is virtually impossible, the nation has become completely ideologically deadlocked. I think the Supreme Court, for the most part, is completely and totally useless and the chances of fixing this, when the courts can just override the will of the people, are somewhere between slim and none.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Very true. But it would take a constitutional amendment to do so, especially after the SCOTUS ruled that money equals speech. What I would like to see is a constitutional amendment that limits donations to living breathing citizens of the United States. This would do away with corporate, Wall Street and institutional giving. Then add that if you can not vote for that candidate or office, you can't give. A while back one of the candidates for the Georgia senate seat received 90% of his campaign cash from California. The people in California should have no say in whom we, the people of Georgia pick or choose to represent us. It should be an internal matter.
    I'm not sure inanimate objects have learned how to donate yet. There are living, breathing humans behind those contributions. Good afternoon pero...
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