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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    The problem with term limits is that every new representive or senator would spend most of his time trying to figure out how politics on the hill works.
    Only because politics on the hill is currently inherently crooked. Now, they're so busy figuring out which ass to kiss, they don't have enough time to do their job.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Only because politics on the hill is currently inherently crooked. Now, they're so busy figuring out which ass to kiss, they don't have enough time to do their job.
    And by the time they do, they would be forced out by term limits. Term limits would ensure only the lobbyists know the mechinism of politics.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    And by the time they do, they would be forced out by term limits. Term limits would ensure only the lobbyists know the mechinism of politics.
    Or that we need to clean up Washington so the mechanism of politics isn't inherently corrupt.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Or that we need to clean up Washington so the mechanism of politics isn't inherently corrupt.
    Then you would have to get rid of lobbyists or remove money out of pollitics.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Then you would have to get rid of lobbyists or remove money out of pollitics.
    Without a doubt. I'd also remove much of Capitol culture.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    There is no need to hamper constituents for voting for someone they like because of a term limit. If you dont like your incumbent then dont vote for them.


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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredmertzz View Post
    The only disadvantage that I could see is that the politicians who really are great wouldn't be able to stay there. But we would supposedly continue to elect more really great politicians.

    The benefits are numerous. What are your thoughts?


    And my plug: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...gress/bm01vV2m sign the petition if you agree. Let's get Obama to submit an amendment. Or if he won't, let him explain why not. It's time to take the lobbyists out of Washington.

    If this petition gets 150 signatures, it will go public. It needs 100,000 by 4/14/13. I'm an introvert. I don't know 150 people and I don't have facebook. If you believe in this cause, please sign it and share it.

    If you don't believe in it, why not? Am I missing something?

    Not only should there be term limits there should also be a five year waiting periods between different elected and appointed offices so that a politician can't simply hop from one office to the other once he finished his last term of a particular office. This would make it hard for there to be a career politician and ensure that these people actually live in their district for awhile between offices. People in this country have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to politics, so the idea that you can simply vote out bad politicians is laughable and only something a retard would believe.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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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.
    Wrong. The power to replace them lies with the majority.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Then you would have to get rid of lobbyists or remove money out of pollitics.
    And that is exactly what should be happening...
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    There is no need to hamper constituents for voting for someone they like because of a term limit. If you dont like your incumbent then dont vote for them.
    Do you feel the same way about presidents? Should they have unlimited time in office if elected?

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