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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Personally, I would rather see a single 6 year term limit. I don't think presidents should be focusing on re-election.

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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    T. Roosevelt comes to mind as one who could have been President for life IMO.
    Apparently not. There were no term limits, and he failed when he tried to regain the Presidency.
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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Personally, I would rather see a single 6 year term limit. I don't think presidents should be focusing on re-election.
    It's a double-edged sword. Part of keeping him in line is the threat of losing his job.

    (I suspect this is why second terms are always disasters.)
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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    If he hadn't have quit in 1908, we would not have had Wilson. Imagine that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Apparently not. There were no term limits, and he failed when he tried to regain the Presidency.

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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    If he hadn't have quit in 1908, we would not have had Wilson. Imagine that.
    While it would be nice to think, you can't know that for sure. This also doesn't bolster the argument that Teddy could have been President for life.
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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Term limits became fancy in 1994 from the Republican point of view and helped them win the House.
    Which they suddenly forgot about when in power....

    Actually, there are term limits. They're called elections. Had enough of the current guy, vote for someone else. Don't look to government laws to make your job easier.


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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Changing leaders insures the system is strong and will not collapse upon the death of a representative.
    Why? Our system is set up very clearly with a clear line of succession and strong laws and is not inherently relied on one person. Thats why we have a clear separation of powers. And hell when FDR died its not like the system collapsed.



    I would like a 1 term limit on every office, we can make the ~years served as president to 6, senate 4 and house 3. Governor 4-5. No one can serve in the same office twice. One could still be a career politician, but would need to change jobs (moving up, down or lateral) every election.
    And just say to constituents oh you liked that guy representing you.. Too bad..


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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Not only yes but hell no to suffering a Bush or an Obama for life...
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    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Obama is going down, even as we speak. As time goes on, he will become ever more abusive to the Americans that he hates so much.

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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Obama is going down, even as we speak. As time goes on, he will become ever more abusive to the Americans that he hates so much.
    Wow....sometimes the things people say amaze me.

    As far as term limits go...two four year terms is fine. I think Congress should have limits as well. Nobody should be allowed to hold any office for life...that is my two cents.
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