Ted Cruz proposing constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits
January 6, 2019 at 4:36 PM - Views: 53 #9178jerry611Participant
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Senator Ted Cruz has proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would set term limits to members of Congress.
The amendment would limit Senators to two six-year terms, and House members to three two-year terms. Members that reach the term limit would still be eligible to run for an office in the other chamber. Which means the maximum a person could serve in Congress is 18 years.
“For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people,” Sen. Cruz said. “Term limits on members of Congress offer a solution to the brokenness we see in Washington, D.C. It is long past time for Congress to hold itself accountable. I urge my colleagues to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification.”
January 6, 2019 at 4:43 PM #9181NV WinoModerator
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Knowing that it will never be ratified. Remember, we’re still waiting for the equal rights amendment to be ratified.
January 6, 2019 at 6:43 PM #9238Lord ThomasParticipant
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I would like to see one on Dual Citizenship not being allowed in Congress.
Never knew about that till I learned it on JPR a couple of years ago.
Blew me away, thought common sense would not allow it.
BTW I love your new avatar.
January 6, 2019 at 5:58 PM #9201
January 6, 2019 at 6:15 PM #9216B CalmParticipant
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if he wanted to pass a constitutional amendment to stop gerrymandering, that would have more effect!
January 6, 2019 at 7:02 PM #9243PolecatHollererParticipant
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…we’d have no need for artificial “fair & balanced” limitations like term limits.
As with most of Cruz’s ideas, this is utter s**t at least three ways.
If you give a man enough rope, it will be six inches too short. This is not the nature of rope- it is the nature of man.
January 6, 2019 at 8:13 PM #9261jerry611Participant
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Polls show consistently that the public favors term limits.
For example, this poll last year shows 82% of voters want Congressional term limits. Support is broad among all political and racial demographics.
A Gallup poll back in 2013 found similar results….75% support term limits.
Part of the issue is how bad the approval ratings are for Congress. Many voters do not like the way that branch of government operates. It is constantly at much lower approval than the President or the Supreme Court. There are WAY too many millionaires there. There is a lot of corruption going on. And they do a very poor job of policing themselves.
January 6, 2019 at 6:18 PM #9220retired liberalParticipant
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It is called elections. But because of the blatant lies allowed in political ads, we keep getting the worst of the worst. We need truth in advertising in political ads to allow for a better class of criminals to serve.
Also old age and death, limits terms already. So that is three things right there to limit terms.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
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January 6, 2019 at 6:38 PM #9237RufusTFireflyParticipant
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Incumbents should have genuine competition and should be re-elected based on their merits, not on the size of their campaign war chests.
Term limits would give lobbyists increased power and seniority.
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