Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Jarv, Jun 9, 2008.
Who's with me !
You will find nobody more willing than I to be with you on this topic. I am from the state with the longest active member, well active might be pushing it, in Byrd. I have been trying to get him out for years.:laugh2:
The problem is, how to you get folks to vote themselves out of a job. Is there such a thing as a federal referendum ?
I'm right there with ya.
Our smartarse congress always says we DO have term limits... elections...
I'd like to be able to vote for an accomplished representative no matter how long he or she has served.
Rather than term limits, I'd prefer to see campaign finance and ethics reforms, imposing stricter limitations on the exchange of money and valuables (e.g., trips, jobs), a stricter understanding of conflict of interest, and so on.
(as long as we are dreaming here)
Two terms for senators, total of 12 years seems reasonable and fair, 12 years and subsequently 6 terms seems fair for congressmen as well.
Across the board, mandatory retirement after 12 years in the house or senate.
On another note it is interesting to see how presidencies tend to burn out in their last 18 months or so, many former presidents have commented that they would prefer to have served one six year term, as that time period provides the alloted means to accomplish enough without over staying a welcome or pandering for re-election.
It is interesting to note that the six year term actually found its genesis in the constitution of the Confederacy, who in 1861 drafted a single six year term for their chief executive to serve. Jefferson Davis only served two-thirds of his term as the lone President of the CSA before the Southern cause was vanquished and the infant nation disbanded..
I want the money out of politics.
Oh wait. We did that already.
Term limits will never happen.
I would love it if there is but no chance it ever happens.
You have a better chance at winning the Power ball lottery, three times in a row, than them voting for term limits.
Term limits must be addressed by the individual running. JC Watts I think did just that. Said he would serve two terms I think and then even though he would have been a shoe in for re-election, he didn't run.
I have a ton of respect for that guy.
I would love to see him run for the presidency one day. Would make a fine one.
Yeah I agree, it will never happen. As someone said earlier, like they would really vote it to limit their power and money. Just like most never vote no to their own pay raises.
More propoganda as usual.
He also recently offered some criticism of Republicans.
I remember a couple of months after he left congress he had some other things to say about his party, something about a Glass Ceiling but I can't find any links.
As has been written, they will never swallow themselves whole.
Why would you vote to stop your own little gravy train?
Watts is kinda busy right now with starting a new TV network: BLACK NEWS NET
And in some states the courts threw out term limit laws as I recall.
Can we start with this Idiot, I'm sorry, I'm bad, I'm almost apologetic