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1 term
    #2436580 - 03/15/04 09:49 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I was wondering today how things might be different if politicians could only serve 1 term. Maybe if they coulndn't get re-elected, they'd actually start worrying about the issues themselves, not what the latest public opinion polls said, and actually get something done. But then again, this could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the politician. It might also leave more opportunity for power-hungry politicians to abuse their power. In any case, I think such a scenario might just bring a little more honesty into politics, whatever that's worth. What do you think?


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Re: 1 term [Re: silversoul7]
    #2436608 - 03/15/04 09:55 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

8 years for the executive branch, 12 years for the legislative, 20 for the judicial.

terms to run as they do currently. With of course the addition of terms for judges (federal).


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Re: 1 term [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2436630 - 03/15/04 09:59 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

6 years executive.


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Re: 1 term [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2436633 - 03/15/04 10:00 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Sold!


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Re: 1 term [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2436653 - 03/15/04 10:06 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I'll go along with that as long as the legislators can only meet for six months a year and no attaching of bills to one another. A separate vote for each proposal.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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Re: 1 term [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2436675 - 03/15/04 10:09 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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no attaching of bills to one another. A separate vote for each proposal.




:thumbup: :yesnod: :thumbup: :yesnod:

Hell fucking yeah!


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Re: 1 term [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2436700 - 03/15/04 10:14 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Had I known this would be so easy I'd have slipped in a 10 year term for me as "The Omnipotent One".


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Re: 1 term [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2436705 - 03/15/04 10:15 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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I'll go along with that as long as the legislators can only meet for six months a year and no attaching of bills to one another. A separate vote for each proposal.



That has to be one of the best ideas I've ever heard from you. :thumbup:


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Re: 1 term [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2436711 - 03/15/04 10:16 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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luvdemshrooms said:
no attaching of bills to one another. A separate vote for each proposal.




:thumbup: :yesnod: :thumbup: :yesnod:

Hell fucking yeah!




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Re: 1 term [Re: silversoul7]
    #2436740 - 03/15/04 10:22 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I don't think politicians who are serving one term would perform any differently than a politician in his last term does now.





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Re: 1 term [Re: Learyfan]
    #2436884 - 03/15/04 10:50 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Learyfan hit the nail right on the head.

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Re: 1 term [Re: Phred]
    #2437680 - 03/16/04 02:31 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Sweet.





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Re: 1 term [Re: Learyfan]
    #2438001 - 03/16/04 05:01 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

So do presidents do better, worse, or the same in their last term versus their first term?


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