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Thread: Congressional term limits

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You oppose presidential term limits?
    Yes, though not enough that I would really push to eliminate them. I don't like messing with the constitution any more than absolutely necessary.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yes, though not enough that I would really push to eliminate them. I don't like messing with the constitution any more than absolutely necessary.


    But you do not mind messing with it when it is something you support?
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Would you support this amendment to the US Constitution?…
    Term limits have the effect of transfering power from the legislators to the professional staffers.

    Personally, I think people who advocate term limits hate and wish to undermine republican government.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Personally, I think people who advocate term limits hate and wish to undermine republican government.
    Caught me red handed

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Term limits have the effect of transfering power from the legislators to the professional staffers.
    How so? Each legislator comes to town with his own staff. And if there were any staffers hanging around from some previous legislator, the new guy would be under no obligation to hire them.

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    But you do not mind messing with it when it is something you support?
    No, I generally oppose any constitutional amendments. I can't think of one I would support. Currently that is, the ones in place, I don't think we should mess with.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Would you support this amendment to the US Constitution?

    Section 1.
    No person shall be elected to the office of Senator for a full term more than twice, and no person who has held the office of Senator for more than two years shall be elected to the office of Senator more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of Senator when this Article was ratified by the States, for as long as that person continuously holds the office of Senator.

    Section 2.
    No person shall be elected to the office of Representative more than four times. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of Representative when this Article was ratified by the States, for as long as that person continuously holds the office of Representative.
    I do not support any additional amendments, 1 I can't trust congress to leave the amending process to this single item and 2 because the person in their last year will act much the same as a president and not worry about being re-elected,to which they will vote for any garbage that benefits them.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Why is that any law that suggests limiting politicians is automatically frowned upon by the right?

    Is the right not aware that politicians are like diapers? They need to be changed often and for the same reason!


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    Re: Congressional term limits

    I agree with Dav... this is about the 5th or 6th thread I've seen on this topic in my time at DP. Good topic, though. And my position on this has not changed. Absolutely not. All term limits should be abolished. If you do not like one who is serving, or want them out, VOTE him/her out. If someone is doing a good job, no reason to get rid of them.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Why is that any law that suggests limiting politicians is automatically frowned upon by the right?

    Is the right not aware that politicians are like diapers? They need to be changed often and for the same reason!

    Ummm... Vader, I don't think that this is a partisan issue. If you look at this thread, you have folks from both sides of the political spectrum on each side of the issue.
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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.

    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 .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    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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