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Does the Republican Party Have a Future?

karen 341 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 7:41 AM
We need to have term limits. The reason is that any politician gets in and is no longer in with the public and see only their own side of things in Washington and are no longer effective to We The People. Also by doing term limits they can go back into the private sector and see the results of the issues that they helped to create.
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 8:41 AM
We will not have term limits as long as the Establishment candidates keep getting re-elected.

Embrace this fact of life.
NewJAl Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 7:52 AM
True,but I cannot see any politician voting for term limits.
With so many jobless and forced into parasitism, by policy, the Congress was EO'd a pay raise, which I think was voted down, but am not sure. But the deal tells us about the attitude of Obama and our other public servants.
Perhaps term limits could be one plank in a politician's platform, and that would make the discussion more common. Right now I only see the idea floated by TH posters and, occasionally, on Fox News.
nemdin Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 8:05 AM
10th Amdt: "States-Rights"

"The powers not delegated to the US by the USC, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

USC-Art-4:

"The US shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Govt, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;

and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Exec (Leg-out) against domestic Violence."

4th Amdt:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,

and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized."

The United States, from day one, was a project about principles and ideals.

The super power that emerged and grew from the handful of colonists that began settling here was not the product of where those colonists happened to land, but the ideals and principles in their head and heart – applied in how they lived their lives.

The Republican Party was founded in 1854 to address one great blot on the nation’s founding legacy – the existence of slavery in a nation founded under the ideal of freedom under God.

Runaway slave and self-educated abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass said “I...