Its time to put an end to the "Career Politician".

Its time to put an end to the "Career Politician".

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Christian Tannery started this petition to News Station KOCO News

     Becoming a member of Congress or the Senate should not become the position holders life-long career. Citizens that choose to run for office should do so with the sole intentions of serving the people of the United States of America and not just obtaining a perpetual federal paycheck. For far too long have the political elite held career length tenures within our government. These excessively lengthy tenures been filled with lobbyist perks, corruption and biased personal views that only benefit their own personal well being, while placing the greater good of the country on the backburner.

     By placing term limits on members of Congress and the Senate we might be successful in:

  • Limiting Corruption
    • "The power and influence gained by being a member of Congress for a long period of time tempt lawmakers to base their votes and policies on their own self-interest, instead of those of the people".
  • Obtaining New Eyes
    •  Every organization, including the Senate and Congress, benefit from fresh ideas. When politicians hold the same seat for an extended period of time it begins to lead to stagnation.
  • Reducing the Fundraising Pressure.
    • "Constantly facing reelection, members of Congress feel pressured to devote more time to raising campaign funds than to serving the people. While imposing term limits might not have much of an effect on the overall amount of money in politics, it would at least limit the amount of time elected officials will have to donate to fundraising."

     "Established in the early 1990s, the Washington, D.C. based U.S. Term Limits (USTL) organization has advocated for term limits at all levels of government. In 2016, USTL launched its Term Limits Convention, a project to amend the Constitution to require congressional term limits. Under the Term Limits Convention program, the state legislatures are encouraged to enact term limits for the members of Congress elected to represent their states.
 
     The ultimate goal of the USTL is to get the 34 states required by Article V of the Constitution to demand a convention to consider amending the Constitution to require term limits for Congress. Recently, USTL reported that 14 or the needed 34 states have passed Article V convention resolutions. If proposed, the term limits amendment would have to be ratified by 38 states".

     By signing this petition you agree that there must be term limits for all members of the government, both state and federal. 

 

 

 

Longley, Robert. "Why No Term Limits for Congress? The Constitution." ThoughtCo, Aug. 22, 2019, thoughtco.com/why-no-term-limits-for-congress-3974547.

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