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Term Limitations

Post by edwinalr on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:27 am

Is it possible to add "term limits" for senators, representatives, and yes, Supreme Court judges to our declaration or goals that we are working to achieve?

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Re: Term Limitations

Post by Joe Steel on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:12 am

edwinalr wrote:Is it possible to add "term limits" for senators, representatives, and yes, Supreme Court judges to our declaration or goals that we are working to achieve?

Why? Term limits aren't universally accepted as a good idea. If you have a good representative in government why force him out in favor of some untried newcomer?

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Post by edwinalr on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:54 am

First of all define "a good representative"....the very reason why we have such poor representation in Congress is because of long term entrenchment which leds to susceptibility to lobbyist and interests groups who pay out large sumes of money to these long term elected officials. Secondly, as you say, term limits has not been "universally" accepted because the system is rigged by people in office to stay in office not becuase of their good workd representing their constituencies , but rather, how much money they can raise for their party and their relection coffers. Yes, term limits is a viable goal to pursue in tandem with the goal to remove money out of politics...I whole heartily disagree with you.

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Post by Joe Steel on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:16 pm

edwinalr wrote:...the system is rigged by people in office to stay in office not becuase of their good workd representing their constituencies , but rather, how much money they can raise for their party and their relection coffers...

Then the problem is money not the quality of the representation. We should concentrate on fair funding not limiting service.

I'm happy with my representative and don't want to risk some new guy just because the old guy has been in office for some arbitrary number of years. Consider Vermont. Bernie Sanders is pretty much the gold standard of representation. Would we really want to limit him to two terms or some other number?

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