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Term limits for Congressmen
    #1428409 - 04/04/03 11:22 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Would you support limmiting the terms of congressmen? Why or why not?


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Re: Term limits Congressmen [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1428417 - 04/04/03 11:30 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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Would you support limmiting the terms of congressmen? Why or why not?



Absolutely. It would limit the ability of congressman to shovel the pork. Also it would cut down on the good old boy type of crap.

12 years max for senators and congressman.


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Re: Term limits Congressmen [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1428468 - 04/04/03 12:10 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

i would go as far as to say ALL public servants should be term limited


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Re: Term limits Congressmen [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1428584 - 04/04/03 12:58 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I agree.


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Re: Term limits Congressmen [Re: Evolving]
    #1428815 - 04/04/03 02:36 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I am glad that there is some consensus here about it. I think this would be a good way to at least try to keep corporate lobbyists, and corporations in general, out of the pockets of politicians. In fact, I'm was thinking a limit of two terms, stricter than the 12 years. This would cut down on politicians who's main focus seems not to be to serve their state and community, but to continue to get reelected and to raise campaign funds.

Now where are the leftists on this subject? We've got 3 of the big 4 chiming in on the right, but not a single person from the left. What gives?


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Re: Term limits for Congressmen [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1428826 - 04/04/03 02:43 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I dont necessarily oppose term limits as such; however, limiting the POTUS to 8 years has not led to a fairer election process. Moreover, i have already voted for my local representative more than twice; and i would not want to see her forced to leave office so long as she continues to oppose the Shrub. And a 3rd Clinton administration would obviously have been preferrable to the Shrub too.

OTOH, the electorate should be given more power to remove federal judges such as Scalia with a judicial retention election. In practice, however, few ppl participate in such elections at the state level.


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