View Poll Results: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

Voters
28. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, we should be allowed to hold a popular vote whenever we want and recall them

    12 42.86%
  • Yes, we should be allowed to repeal them at special preset elections

    6 21.43%
  • Yes, we should implement a form of accountability other than voting them out of office prematurely

    4 14.29%
  • Yes, we should have an electronic election via cell phones or the internet whenever we want

    1 3.57%
  • Yes, we should have a protest, and if "x" number of people sign the congressman is recalled

    5 17.86%
  • No, however we should implement some form of accountability other than removing them from office

    4 14.29%
  • No, under no circumstance should we recall a congressman

    8 28.57%
  • Other (please explain)

    3 10.71%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 41

Thread: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

  1. #31
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

    Re: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Well since his constiuents already voted him into office, too bad.

    Still, however, I do like the idea of recalling a Senator when he/she starts to mess up real bad. I think the fact that the people reserve the right to do so will automatically have our Senators acting better.

    And introducing some term limits wouldn't hurt either, if that could ever pass that is.
    I don't necessarily agree in full, but you bring up a good point about job insecurity being a good motivator.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

  2. #32
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

    Re: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Those rules would make it almost impossible to do.
    Yup. That's the beauty of it, a district would have to be completely fed up to even entertain the idea.

    What I see happening is as soon as one party tries to get another parties congressman recalled, the other party is going to take the first chance to get even, and then things get ugly. Do you really trust either party to not abuse the rules?
    Politics are ugly, and no I don't trust either party to let something go, then again I don't trust either party period. The idea behind making the recall next to impossible is it adds to expense, and then if it is all to be funded by the group behind the recall, the cost would make it so that only those that feel they have no other recourse would even think about the proceedings.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

  3. #33
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:39 AM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,316
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Yup. That's the beauty of it, a district would have to be completely fed up to even entertain the idea.

    Politics are ugly, and no I don't trust either party to let something go, then again I don't trust either party period. The idea behind making the recall next to impossible is it adds to expense, and then if it is all to be funded by the group behind the recall, the cost would make it so that only those that feel they have no other recourse would even think about the proceedings.
    The thing to remember though is that with it being federal congressmen, the financial backing of the whole party and PACs(whatever they are called these days) would be behind it. I really do think things would get out of hand fast. We do now have a fully functioning recall law, and can recall any politician in 2. 4 or 6 years.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  4. #34
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

    Re: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The thing to remember though is that with it being federal congressmen, the financial backing of the whole party and PACs(whatever they are called these days) would be behind it. I really do think things would get out of hand fast. We do now have a fully functioning recall law, and can recall any politician in 2. 4 or 6 years.
    Well, fair enough. One thing that could be added would be an elimination of the retirement perks if recalled, and that could be retroactive to election results vs. the recall. But I concede it wouldn't be a perfect plan.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

  5. #35
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:39 AM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,316
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Well, fair enough. One thing that could be added would be an elimination of the retirement perks if recalled, and that could be retroactive to election results vs. the recall. But I concede it wouldn't be a perfect plan.
    The biggest perk those in congress get are those consulting jobs when they leave office. Not much we can do about those.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  6. #36
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

    Re: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The biggest perk those in congress get are those consulting jobs when they leave office. Not much we can do about those.
    Yeah, true. One thing that they did though in this health bill was to make permanent exemptions from the health bill part of a 5 year vestment, we could make things like that go away.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

  7. #37
    Libertarian socialist

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Staffs, England
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    6,730

    Re: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No. If you vote for a bad congressman you are stuck with him for the time you vote him into office.
    If you hire a crap employee then you are stuck with him until his contract is over.

  8. #38
    Advisor Sanitas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    The world.
    Last Seen
    03-05-12 @ 02:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    459

    Re: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

    Congressmen should not be able to make a career out of being a rep or senator. Set term limits.
    "All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne

  9. #39
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    02-12-11 @ 12:32 PM
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    939

    Re: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Should the people be allowed to cut short a congressman's term and recall him if his/her district no longer supports them? There are many congressman (the majority in my opinion) that run their campaign on talking points but don't deliver when they are sent to Washington. Congressman are supposed to represent their constituents and are servants to the people (not the other way around). There are many who are upset with candidates running on political platforms and doing the opposite when they are sent to Washington, their campaigns are a lie and they'll do anything to get that seat of power they are campaigning for. So I ask this question, should we be able to hold our elected congressman accountable to their constituents by being able to vote them out of office before their term is over? Should we have some way of removing them from power if they betray their constituents? I know many conservatives who are upset with RINOs and many Democrats who run on conservative values but betray them when they win the election. I don't know of any liberals who were sent to congress and betrayed liberal constituents (although I am sure there are some). Essentially, we see more and more loyalty to party ties and less and less loyalty to the people and the constitution. I believe we should have something in place to keep the congressman accountable to the people and not to their party. However, what method we should use I am unsure of. What do you all think?
    Have you ever heard of Congressional elections? What a stupid idea.

  10. #40
    User jacksbrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Last Seen
    05-23-12 @ 11:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    103

    Re: Should we be allowed to recall congressman?

    Should we be allowed to recall congressman? Yes, we already do. It's called elections.

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •