View Poll Results: Should U.S. Congress & Senate have term limits?

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  • No. Let them serve as long as both they choose and as long as they can win re-election.

    12 37.50%
  • Yes. 1 term limit per office, lifetime. (2 yrs for Congress, 6 yrs for Senate).

    2 6.25%
  • Yes. 1 consecutive term limit per office (1 term at a time, even if completing an unexpired term)

    2 6.25%
  • Yes. But I believe this is how many terms should be the limit. (Please specify)

    16 50.00%
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Thread: Should Congress have term limits?

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    Re: Should Congress have term limits?

    Yes. Just because arizona is too redneck and uneducated to get rid of mccain's worthless crusty ass doesn't mean the rest of us should suffer.

    1 term - 2 year limit lifetime

    Governing isn't about climbing the ladder and building celebrity status to further one's own ends but about public service. They should have plenty experience *before* reaching congress and then remain largely unknown to other states (who can't vote for them as senator but could as president) by the time they're done.

    At least, i would like to try this. Give the senators as little incentive to screw the people, like they just did with college loan rates, to enrich their campaign contributors (they won't have any!) or to appease certain voter demographics (they won't have any!)
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    Re: Should Congress have term limits?

    Term LImits are the lazy person's reaction to current situation.

    The solution to the problems is better redistricting by geography and population.
    Get people out to vote.
    All money given to candidates MUST come from inside the area they represent and from people who live there.

    There is no reason that people living in Florida and New York should have any say who the people of the Indiana first want to hire as their representative.

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    Re: Should Congress have term limits?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    OTJ training every two years makes so much sense.
    A 3-year term makes more sense--since nothing happens in the first or last year of the 2-year term .
    Nothing happens in 15 two years terms or more either.

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    Re: Should Congress have term limits?

    I support term limits. I truly think too long in office makes one complacent, unmotivated, possibly corrupt, and no longer "fresh".

    5 terms for Congress
    2 terms for US Senator

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    Re: Should Congress have term limits?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I support term limits. I truly think too long in office makes one complacent, unmotivated, possibly corrupt, and no longer "fresh".

    5 terms for Congress
    2 terms for US Senator
    I agree that it does for most people. Still, if that's who the public wants to elect I don't think we should limit them. The problem isn't with unlimited terms its with the public that allows it to happen. Put term limits up they're still going to elect the same types of people repeatedly.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Should Congress have term limits?

    Two terms for each office....just like the POTUS has now. Both the House and the Senate would have 4 year terms...also just like the POTUS.

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    Re: Should Congress have term limits?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I'm torn on this topic. I understand the rationale but I also feel that people should be able to elect who they want.
    Are for then the removal of term limits on the president?

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    Re: Should Congress have term limits?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Are for then the removal of term limits on the president?
    I am, I think the 22nd amendment was a mistake and a rash reaction to FDR being elected 4 time. So which presidents could have won a third term? Eisenhower could have, but his health was bad having suffered 4 heart attacks and would not have sought another term. JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford and Carter never had the chance. Reagan was the next president who could have sought a third term without the 22nd amendment. If he ran I am sure he could have won. But once again health would have become an issue, altzheimers. I doubt if Reagan would have run for a third term. Next comes Clinton, If he could have run, he could have become the first president since FDR to serve more than two terms. He was healthy, popular, and I am guessing he would have tried and probably been re-elected. Bush the second, no way could he have won re-election to a third term even if he wanted it. The people were just plain tired of him and I would add the GOP.

    Obama, he would win a third term, not with his numbers today. But yes, I am for repeal of the 22nd amendment. The main reason is not who would try for a third term, it is as soon as any president is elected to his second term he immediately becomes a lame duck president.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Should Congress have term limits?

    No, but there should not be rewards for seniority. Seniority rules require that the voters keep re-electing the incumbent or they lose their power and privilege. The level of services a district receives should be based on how many times they have re-elected their representative.

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    Re: Should Congress have term limits?

    Another way to look at term limits is removing peoples right to elect who they want to elect. Why should the people be forbidden from re-electing their Representative or Senator? Because you know better? Food for thought.

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