Elections are term limits, but only the president is subject to them.
And unfortunately, TOO many of the DNC and those who are RINOS, know exactly how to game the system, to ensure THEY ARE always re-elected..
California has had term limits for decades. How well do you think that has worked out? Do you want to march off into that brave new world?
Congress is NOT supposed to convey the will of the People. They are supposed to convey the will of the States. There’s a difference. The States themselves reflect the will of the People and the federal government reflect the will of the (united) States.
Congressmen and Senators are supposed to be appointed by the State legislators. If a McCain or a Flake starts acting stupid, you recall the misfiring spark plug and send someone else the next week. Campaign promises become pointless. You either deliver on your promises immediately or you are replaced on the spot.
Under these conditions, term limits aren’t needed. Our representatives better deliver or else. There’s no waiting around 6 years to try again.
Unfortunately, the Several States GAVE AWAY their power when they agreed to the 17th Amendment. Without the 17th Amendment, Senators would serve at the consent of the Legislators of the Several States, and could be changed at least every 6 years. That single Amendment moved more power to DC than any other action ever envisioned.
In fact, the original text of the proposed Amendment included text which, if it had survived, would have allowed some mitigation of the loss of power by the states. That text: “The times, places, and manner of holding elections for Senators shall be as prescribed in each State by the legislature thereof.” would have preserved some power in the hands of the Legislatures of the Several States.
Then perhaps rather than insisting on Term limits, we should REPEAL the 17th amendment!
The current political storm over who will replace the retiring SCOTUS judge should be solved with term limits also. If we ELECT all federal judges, then we have the opportunity to cull out any bad ones and replace them. I recommend six-year terms with one-third subject to re-election each two years (just like the US senate).
And limit them to serving 2 terms max.. That way we don’t get judges sitting on the bench for 20+ years..
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