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    Do you favor Congressional term limits?

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    There are a few pro's and con's to each.

    If you vote Yes - if you favor congressional term limits - you want to keep out the incumbents - so that they aren't more focused on staying in power - and that each congressperson knows that their stay in Congress is only temporary. If you say yes to this - my question to you would be, do you favor one term, or a certain amount of years, or what?

    If you vote No - because for some people it's just their calling - and the longer they're in there, the more experience they'll have to deal with matters - and also it lets the voters have a choice in re-electing them if they want

    If you vote Other - that's if you're unsure or if you think something that isn't simply yes or no. Like if you think they should be temporary term limited, and then after being out of office, being re-eligible after being out of office for a period of time, or something like that.

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    Re: Do you favor Congressional term limits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
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    There are a few pro's and con's to each.

    If you vote Yes - if you favor congressional term limits - you want to keep out the incumbents - so that they aren't more focused on staying in power - and that each congressperson knows that their stay in Congress is only temporary. If you say yes to this - my question to you would be, do you favor one term, or a certain amount of years, or what?

    If you vote No - because for some people it's just their calling - and the longer they're in there, the more experience they'll have to deal with matters - and also it lets the voters have a choice in re-electing them if they want

    If you vote Other - that's if you're unsure or if you think something that isn't simply yes or no. Like if you think they should be temporary term limited, and then after being out of office, being re-eligible after being out of office for a period of time, or something like that.
    In another thread you tried to tell me what my thoughts on continuing education were. Here you're telling people what they're votes mean to them. What the hell is wrong with you?
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    Re: Do you favor Congressional term limits?

    We already have congressional term limits. The people are capable of voting them out. The 22nd Amendment of the constitution is completely stupid. Why can't we keep a president around if he is doing a good job? I see no reason to add a 28th amendment that says absolutely nothing. We have an election every two years for congress. Their term limit is 2 years. The same goes for the president. His term limit is 4 years. I do not support term limits as you define term limits. I do support the term limits that already exist.

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    Re: Do you favor Congressional term limits?

    I don't support term limits. I don't think they solve any of the problems we have, and it ensures that the rare times we have capable politicians they are quickly gone. Artificial limits aren't going to stop people from voting in politicians exactly like the term limited ones anyway.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Do you favor Congressional term limits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
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    I support term limits for every elected and appointed office excluding judges.I support them because of the following reasons-

    1. Power corrupts.All these elected officials wiping their ass and cleaning out their anus with the Bill of Rights are career politicians.All these politicians selling us down the river and getting us further and further into debt and claiming Oh they didn't read the bill as an excuse for voting for a lousy bill and so on is because of corrupt politicians.

    2.Most registered voters are ignorant when it comes to what their elected officials are doing so saying that elections are a form of term limit is ****en idiotic.They would rather spend their free time watching sports, watch some rich step daughter of a has been Olympian is doing, and watch American idol. It is because of these idiotic voters why congress has really low approval rating and a high incumbent election rate.

    3.Voters tend to have short attention spans and outrage when it comes to what our elected officials do.An elected official can literally come in at the start of the term do something to severely piss off the voters and still be reelected next term.
    "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: Do you favor Congressional term limits?

    Yes...1 hour.

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    Re: Do you favor Congressional term limits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
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    There are a few pro's and con's to each.

    If you vote Yes - if you favor congressional term limits - you want to keep out the incumbents - so that they aren't more focused on staying in power - and that each congressperson knows that their stay in Congress is only temporary. If you say yes to this - my question to you would be, do you favor one term, or a certain amount of years, or what?

    If you vote No - because for some people it's just their calling - and the longer they're in there, the more experience they'll have to deal with matters - and also it lets the voters have a choice in re-electing them if they want

    If you vote Other - that's if you're unsure or if you think something that isn't simply yes or no. Like if you think they should be temporary term limited, and then after being out of office, being re-eligible after being out of office for a period of time, or something like that.
    I think there should be a term limit. But it should be in conjunction with a policy to prevent a corporate revolving door when they leave. Too often we have somebody get into congress, vote for policies that benefit a specific corporation, then they go to work for that corporation later as a lobbyist and get millions. It corrupts our government.

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    Re: Do you favor Congressional term limits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
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    There are a few pro's and con's to each.


    If you vote Yes - if you favor congressional term limits - you want to keep out the incumbents - so that they aren't more focused on staying in power - and that each congressperson knows that their stay in Congress is only temporary. If you say yes to this - my question to you would be, do you favor one term, or a certain amount of years, or what?

    If you vote No - because for some people it's just their calling - and the longer they're in there, the more experience they'll have to deal with matters - and also it lets the voters have a choice in re-electing them if they want

    If you vote Other - that's if you're unsure or if you think something that isn't simply yes or no. Like if you think they should be temporary term limited, and then after being out of office, being re-eligible after being out of office for a period of time, or something like that.



    The main con to this whole, time-wasting thread (Which will accomplish nothing.) is that congressional term limits will never happen. Wait and see.

    If the voters are unhappy with a particular person in congress they currently have the option of voting for someone else. if, OTH, they like a particular congressperson, they can keep that person in office.

    I see no valid reason to change the current, constitutional system which has worked for over two hundred years.

    But don't let that stop you from wasting your, and others, time trying to do that.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 12-30-13 at 07:34 AM.

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    Re: Do you favor Congressional term limits?

    I support term limits for Politicians.....and Judges. No more lifetime appointments. Also all Judges should and politicians over the age of 65 have to be Psych evaluated every 3 years.

    My idea was two terms of 5 years. No more than 10. If they can't accomplish anything within a decade. Hit the road jack.....don't come back no more no more. With only the First year speaking for others and playing in elections and the Last year going out. No creating any legislation on the year of walking out the door either. It's see ya.....time for another to be ya.

    Although I think it could be done for Congressman too. I say put an end to the election game every two years. Force these douchebags to actually work for the people of their state. Rather than constantly soaking their people for money.

    Which that goes for trying to run to some other state just to try and get back into power too. Once done with the Fed and State......they want to serve. Then serve that own community that they were set out to pasture in.

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    Re: Do you favor Congressional term limits?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I support term limits for Politicians.....and Judges. No more lifetime appointments. Also all Judges should and politicians over the age of 65 have to be Psych evaluated every 3 years.

    My idea was two terms of 5 years. No more than 10. If they can't accomplish anything within a decade. Hit the road jack.....don't come back no more no more. With only the First year speaking for others and playing in elections and the Last year going out. No creating any legislation on the year of walking out the door either. It's see ya.....time for another to be ya.

    Although I think it could be done for Congressman too. I say put an end to the election game every two years. Force these douchebags to actually work for the people of their state. Rather than constantly soaking their people for money.

    Which that goes for trying to run to some other state just to try and get back into power too. Once done with the Fed and State......they want to serve. Then serve that own community that they were set out to pasture in.
    Actually the revrese is more likely to be true. If half of their time in office (their entire last term) is in "lame duck" mode that could be worse. Now at least the desire for re-election makes them somewhat hesitant to simply do whatever they want. Voter ignorance is the real problem since getting re-elected requires the support of the majority (or at least a plurality) of the voters.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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