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    Should the president hav a term limit?

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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    As i have said before in threads before this about term limits:
    "I believe they (term limits) are pointless. If people like you and you are a good leader and you are operating in free and fair elections the people can no longer vote for who they want. You also loose leaders, and experienced government officials. They are undemocratic. Plus democratic elections also are basically a sort of limit, they are a structural limitation, hense you have to win if you want to hold power.
    More reasons include if you cannot run for a position because of a term limit and a new leader is elected that person who previously held the position takes all the experience and essential skills and work experience, and when a new leader comes in they will have to develop this from scratch. Also leaders who have reached a term limit are more likely to ignore the will of the people and the promises they promised on the campaign since they wont face a electorate after their last term.
    They also serve little to no purpose. If you are popular amongst your people why should something such as a term limit hold your back for running again? It slows down democracy, and government."


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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    i'm pretty good with two four year terms max for the president.

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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i'm pretty good with two four year terms max for the president.
    I'm very good and very grateful for two four-year term maximums.
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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Two six-year terms, even for Bush-43 since your underlines are subliminal slaps at O-Bam-Bam, would be better for the country in this modern era. No more 4-year races. 3-year terms for House members might get one good year out of them. 18 straight years in either the House or Senate would eliminate the garbage on both sides. I have no trouble with a senator starting over in the House. And what say ye about them becoming consultants upon leaving either chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'm very good and very grateful for two four-year term maximums.

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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'm very good and very grateful for two four-year term maximums.
    agreed. that's about all i can take.

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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Two six-year terms, even for Bush-43 since your underlines are subliminal slaps at O-Bam-Bam, would be better for the country in this modern era. No more 4-year races. 3-year terms for House members might get one good year out of them. 18 straight years in either the House or Senate would eliminate the garbage on both sides. I have no trouble with a senator starting over in the House. And what say ye about them becoming consultants upon leaving either chamber?
    By the time presidents have served eight years? I'm happy to see them go no matter which party. That makes no difference to me. As to them becoming consultants after leaving either chamber? They could become fire eaters for all I'd care.
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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcus903 View Post
    Title for reference
    Yes. You made this poll just so you could spell "have" as "hav." Twice.
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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    As i have said before in threads before this about term limits:
    "I believe they (term limits) are pointless. If people like you and you are a good leader and you are operating in free and fair elections the people can no longer vote for who they want. You also loose leaders, and experienced government officials. They are undemocratic. Plus democratic elections also are basically a sort of limit, they are a structural limitation, hense you have to win if you want to hold power.
    More reasons include if you cannot run for a position because of a term limit and a new leader is elected that person who previously held the position takes all the experience and essential skills and work experience, and when a new leader comes in they will have to develop this from scratch. Also leaders who have reached a term limit are more likely to ignore the will of the people and the promises they promised on the campaign since they wont face a electorate after their last term.
    They also serve little to no purpose. If you are popular amongst your people why should something such as a term limit hold your back for running again? It slows down democracy, and government."
    Changing leaders insures the system is strong and will not collapse upon the death of a representative.




    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.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 04-21-13 at 11:34 PM.

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    Re: Should the president hav a term limit?

    T. Roosevelt comes to mind as one who could have been President for life IMO.
    As for term limits for governors across the land, I feel we have made a huge mistake in a rush to get one party out of office if that is the reason.
    Though not a Republican, I would point to Daniels in Indiana as being far better than Pence. Kasich is finally growing up in his job.
    On the other hand, PA and MI need new governors. That should be the call of their people, not by a law not originally in the Constitution.
    Term limits became fancy in 1994 from the Republican point of view and helped them win the House.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    By the time presidents have served eight years? I'm happy to see them go no matter which party. That makes no difference to me. As to them becoming consultants after leaving either chamber? They could become fire eaters for all I'd care.

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