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    Congressional term limits

    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.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    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.
    Seems reasonable.

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    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.
    Also seems reasonable.

    I have no issues with either.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    One of the big problems in our country are career politicians. I don't really see this amendment getting passed, because that would require the politicians on The Hill to think about whats best for their constituents, and not whats best for them.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    One of the big problems in our country are career politicians. I don't really see this amendment getting passed, because that would require the politicians on The Hill to think about whats best for their constituents, and not whats best for them.
    Very true. Personally I'd like it they all had one term for six years including the president. They might be more interested in doing the job than worrying about being reelected. I believe they do that in Austria or was it Switzerland?

    Critics though will say that by the time a politician learns the ropes and becomes effective his term would be up.

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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.
    Yes, but I would add SCOTUS term limits also. And I wouldn't allow Grandfather clause exceptions.

    Limit Congressman to 4 terms of 2 years per term.
    Limit Senators to 2 terms of 6 years per term.
    Limit Supreme Court Justices to 1 term of 20 years.
    Leave the Presidential term limits as is.

    There are those who will argue that we already have term limits - we can simply vote against the incumbent. The problem is incumbents are extremely powerful and connected once they get in office. It usually takes a scandal or a long record of incompetence for the voters to get rid of them.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    Yes, but I would add SCOTUS term limits also. And I wouldn't allow Grandfather clause exceptions.

    Limit Congressman to 4 terms of 2 years per term.
    That's a lot of time wasted on campaigning and raising money when they should be working for their constituents.

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    That's a lot of time wasted on campaigning and raising money when they should be working for their constituents.

    The only way to prevent that is to limit every politician to one term. Now I'm not against that, but in the case of Congressman that limits them to 2 years.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    I would definitely support term limits. One of the biggest problems with the bloated government is that politicians get elected by promising money, whether it is to the welfare class, or to corporations/ business sectors.

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    One of the big problems in our country are career politicians. I don't really see this amendment getting passed, because that would require the politicians on The Hill to think about whats best for their constituents, and not whats best for them.
    That's why there's a grandfather exemption built in. It wouldn't affect the congresspeople who would have to vote for it.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    I oppose term limits as I feel they limit the choice of voters.
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