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Incumbents Forever

AZhot Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:35 AM
More evidence, if any is needed, that we have an ignorant, lazy and stupid electorate. These people all need to be tossed, but we are to stupid to do it. Now we are stuck with the likes of Pukelosi, Rangle and the incomparable Obscene Waters. Comrades for life.
Mark1369 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 8:50 AM
We need a Constitutional amendment that limits the terms of Congress and Senate just as one was passed for President. There is no good reason Senators need more than 2 terms and house members need more than 4 terms. Our legislators gain too much power and visibility while in office so we can't count on voters to create the turn over especially with the "safe" districts that have been created. Our country would see better governing if we would pass term limits.
Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 6:46 PM
Can't remember the exact rules, but Constitutional amendments must pass Congress as well as the state legislatures. Could be a problem; may have to carry a grandfathering clause. Not sure 2/3 of Congress would vote for such an amendment despite fear of public ridicule.

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