Apply term limits to congress
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Apply term limits to congress

    1. Devon Garrett
    2. Petition by

      Devon Garrett

      Mansfield, OH

    When we have fresh new people in congress every now and again it lessens the hold that special interests, big corperations and the rich have on congress. When money is involved in the legislative process a congressperson is inclined to follow that cash because it may help them get donations for their re-election campaign, rather then helping out the average American who doesn't have the lobbying dollars or power to influence a vote.

    This causes legislation to be passed that does nothing to help the middle and poor classes in this country and everything to help the rich get richer.  With term limits I'd say atleast 3 six year terms for a Senator equaling 18 years and 9 two year terms for a House member also equaling 18 years is a good and fair place to start. We can begin to lower that further at some point in the future but we have to start somewhere so we don't have career politicians representing us for a life time.

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Personally, I think they all should be kicked out!

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      When we have fresh new people in congress every now and again it lessens the hold that special interests, big corperations and the rich have on congress. When money is involved in the legislative process a congressperson is inclined to follow that cash because it may help them get donations for their re-election campaign, rather then helping out the average American who doesn't have the lobbying dollars or power to influence a vote. This causes legislation to be passed that does nothing to help the middle and poor classes in this country and everything to help the rich get richer. With term limits I'd say atleast 3 six year terms for a Senator equaling 18 years and 9 two year terms for a House member also equaling 18 years is a good and fair place to start. We can begin to lower that further at some point in the future but we have to start somewhere so we don't have career politicians representing us for a life time.

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    • David Maddox LITTLE ROCK, AR
      • almost 3 years ago

      In order to promote a wholesale change in representation in Washington, we need our elected Congressional representatives to limit their term in the U.S. House and Senate. Ask your Congressional representatives to sign the Term Limit Pledge sponsored by the U.S. Term Limits (USTL) organization (www.termlimits.org) that limits three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer?

      Ask your Congressional representative to support, and help bring to a vote, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) amendment for U.S. Term Limits Constitutional Amendment that has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and the House of Representatives by Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ).

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      • almost 3 years ago

      Because the current Congress is corrupt.

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    • laurie adkins THORNTON, CO
      • almost 3 years ago
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