Impose term limits for US Congress.
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Impose term limits for US Congress.

    1. Petition by

      Barry Rohder

      Germantown, MD

American politicians, special interests and lobbyists continue to combat term limits, as they know term limits force out career politicians who are more concerned with their own gain than the interests of the American people.

Congress should have term limits because:

a) Congressmen become adapted to the Washington culture, and are no longer able to represent those who live in their states or districts. After all, you only have to live in a state for one or two years (depending on the state) in order to become a resident and qualify to represent that state or district.

b) Being a congressman has become a career for many politicians, and with that, those congressmen's entire purpose becomes being reelected rather than representing their constituents.

c) Despite Congress having an approval rate of 12.7%, around 90% of congressmen are reelected each cycle. In this year's highly anti-incumbent climate, 87% of House Representatives seeking reelection won their election, a record low since 1964. Including those retiring Representatives, 78% of the faces in the House of Representatives this January are already there now. This is because Incumbents have many advantages, including name recognition, free media exposure, money from federal spending and various other things.

D) The people these congressmen represent want term limits, if they will not self-impose term limits, they are not representing their constituents. 78% of Americans polled believed that there should be term limits on Congress. Since this is well over a super-majority, the will of the people ought to be followed.

Two terms for Senators and House Reps. 8 Years total.

-Above taken from debate.org via an anonymous post-

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    • Mikel Boudreau GARLAND, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      If your Congress person doesn't support term limits then tell him/her you will vote him/her out.

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    • Geoffrey Morgan PELHAM, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      The inbreeding of the Congress and the special interests/corporations is ruining the United States.

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    • Bradley Steinborn SPRING HILL, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      Because this is a corrupt bought congress, and will not change till those who have been bought are out of office.

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    • Shanna Flores SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      We need more change!!! Fresh ideas and fresh minds!!!

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    • Werner Kraemer HONOLULU, HI
      • about 2 years ago

      Too many 'career politicians'. They worry more about re-election than doing their jobs.

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