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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    No you aren't being realistic. Not just anyone can defeat an incumbent. 99% of the time, the incumbent has more money and wins the primary. Now, if a challenger of a different party wins the general, then OK. But, statistically it gets less likely as time goes on and said incumbent never loses.

    Money. That is what it takes. Understand it. Accept it.

    There are probably some individuals who can maintain integrity throughout extremely long careers in the Senate or House; but they are few. Keep the turn-over fast and furious and your corruption lowers and production increases. Unless you are a fan of corruption, no representation and no productivity.

    Not to mention, the longer the politican is in Washington, the less they are at HOME and they less they understand the issues in their states and districts.
    It takes 1 more vote than any one else gets to win an election. Money is good for getting your message out, but I can point to countless examples of the candidate with more money losing. I am sorry, but if the people want the incumbent to win, who are you or I to tell them no? That is the reality of what these discussions are, people who don't like the incumbent winning, and instead of doing what it takes to get another guy to win, they try and take away our choices, so the candidate they find fitting wins. Me, I prefer the system of giving people maximum choice, and if they choose in a way I dislike...oh well, that is the system.

    By the way, there are better ways of controlling corruption in Washington than term limits, which would have limited impact in my opinion.

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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Yeah, I support this along with several other potential reforms to make congress more responsive and accountable.

    1. Term limits for Congress. Democracy works best when we have citizen legislators, not a nearly permanent ruling class.

    2. All campaigns are publicly financed. No private donations of any kind are allowed. It won't end influence peddling, but it will certainly help curtail it.

    3. Dramatically decrease the number of constituants per congressional district. Probably to about 100K people per district. The smaller the constituancy, the more individual voters matter.

    4. Congressional districts should be drawn up by an unbiased compter program. End gerrymandering!

    5. Use ranked choice voting to eliminate "wasted vote syndrome" for third parties.

    6. Make Congress subject to voter recall, similar to what California has for its governor.
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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    No, for reasons I have said many times and reasons the Redress has restated.
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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    No, for reasons I have said many times and reasons the Redress has restated.
    Yes, but look at the congressional approval rating and the recidivism rate. It's insanely ironic.
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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Yes, but look at the congressional approval rating and the recidivism rate. It's insanely ironic.
    No disagreements there. I just do not want my choices taken away from me on the occasion that we actually get someone good in office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    No disagreements there. I just do not want my choices taken away from me on the occasion that we actually get someone good in office.
    Do you oppose term limits for POTUS too?
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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Do you oppose term limits for POTUS too?
    Yup, sure do.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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