"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
Politics is an easy part time job, they get pay and benefits, and there is still time left over for their existing jobs. And they are closer to the taxpayer trough than the rest of us, makes it easy to help themselves to some of it.
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
The only point I would raise to this is that I think there are term limits for a President to protect against a dictator/king situation. Obviously being President is more important than being a senator or congresswoman, so there was probably greater concern with someone becoming too powerful in that position.
and BTW...its not that the person is allowed to be the representative of their district/state for as long as the person wants, its for as long as they people he/she represents want them to be their representative. I don't see what's wrong with that. It should be up to the people to decide who they want to represent them, not some arbitrary rule that says after 2 terms or whatever, someone new has to come in.
Last edited by disneydude; 04-15-09 at 03:00 PM.
"A Man you can bait with a tweet can't be trusted with nuclear weapons"
I would like to see a two consecutive terms (at a time) limit be established for all Federal Elected Offices.
They can serve two terms and then have to sit out a term before they could run again.
Personally, I think term-limits are an attack on the essence of democracy itself.
By setting term limits, you're limiting the public's power to vote for who they want. From my understanding, Clinton would've easily won another term, had he had the chance. If he did, we'd have another Lewinsky scandal instead of the Iraq War.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)