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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:45 PM

18. No.........it took a Constitutional amendment to limit the terms of the President....

I would like to see similar term limits for Congress and the Senate....

I would propose no more than 3 terms for a Congressman or 6 years and no more than 2 terms for a Senator or 12 years.

The Founding Fathers envisioned a system of citizen representatives, not monied career politicians. But term limits will have limited effect if we have unlimited corporate money in elections. We would still need an amendment that would significant change the ways elections are funded and reduce the influence of 3rd party money in elections. I don't see that happening ever, ever, ever.

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