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senate Bill S. Joint Res. 1

Amending the Constitution to Impose Term Limits On Congress

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A regular rotation of elected representatives is vital for the long-term health of a functioning republic. Legislators that pass federal laws should be willing to live under those laws as a private citizen back home.

James's Opinion
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03/17/2019
This should be done but congress will never do it. They only care about themselves and getting re-elected.
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Lila's Opinion
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03/17/2019
Term limits — long overdue. However, we know WHY it never comes up, don’t we❓It’s a very cushy way to become a millionaire for one. It also guarantees Job Security because voters keep sending the bad ones back❗️
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Justin's Opinion
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03/17/2019
Too much power is given to those in office the longest. Same reason why our presidents are term limited. This nation broke away from dictators/royalty for many reasons.
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Term limits make Congress less effective and if a member of Congress can get re-elected again and again, then they should be able to keep their seats. If people don't like it, then they should vote differently.

D's Opinion
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03/17/2019
Terrible idea. This would lead a perpetually green Congress to be even *more* dependent on lobbyists and external consultants for legislation. The House is voted in every two years; this is designed to make them responsive and representative. Term limits will not help the problems we have, but undoing gerrymandering (which makes representatives respond to the base and the party over their broad constituency) would.
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James 's Opinion
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03/17/2019
We already have term limits, it’s called elections.
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Alex's Opinion
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03/17/2019
We have similar term limits in Michigan State Senate and it does NOT go well. You end up with lobbyists being the only people who knows what’s what, and writing legislation for the representatives.
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    This should be done but congress will never do it. They only care about themselves and getting re-elected.
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    Terrible idea. This would lead a perpetually green Congress to be even *more* dependent on lobbyists and external consultants for legislation. The House is voted in every two years; this is designed to make them responsive and representative. Term limits will not help the problems we have, but undoing gerrymandering (which makes representatives respond to the base and the party over their broad constituency) would.
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    Term limits — long overdue. However, we know WHY it never comes up, don’t we❓It’s a very cushy way to become a millionaire for one. It also guarantees Job Security because voters keep sending the bad ones back❗️
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    Too much power is given to those in office the longest. Same reason why our presidents are term limited. This nation broke away from dictators/royalty for many reasons.
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    I think most people would agree with this.
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    We already have term limits, it’s called elections.
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    TERM-LIMITS ARE SURELY THE BEST OPTION & THE WAY TO GO A regular rotation of elected representatives is vital for the long-term health of a functioning republic. Legislators that pass federal laws should be willing to live under those laws as a private citizen back home. SneakyPete..... 🤔👍🏻👍🏻🤔. 3-17-19.....
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    We have similar term limits in Michigan State Senate and it does NOT go well. You end up with lobbyists being the only people who knows what’s what, and writing legislation for the representatives.
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    Not only impose term limits but remove the pension and prohibit lobbying by any former Congress member.
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    We need more accountability, these limits should help that.
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    Can we make it for everyone but Bernie Sanders and those who do not take corporate campaign donors? Or how about we just kick everyone out who accepts corporate campaign contributions?
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    Too many career politicians is not good. We need people who want to serve and then go back to their regular lives. It is too easy to be corrupted when you are in Washington too long.
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    Term limits were good enough for a President and is definitely needed to get fresh blood and thoughts into Congress. Neither Congress nor President were meant to be long term careers.
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    YES!!! This Is not meant to be a career and get rid of their life long retirement benefits too.
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    That’s the way we can clean up the swamp
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    No one should be in the same seat for 20+ years. Term limits, just like President term and Governor term. Two 4 year terms and thank you for your service.
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    Congress will never impose term limits on themselves, but we can bypass congress. Sign the petition at ConventionOfStates.com
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    For the first 150+ years of our nation’s existence no president believed it was beneficial for our country to have a president that served more than two terms. Once that tradition was broken by FDR wisdom prevailed and term limits became a reality for the POTUS. I believe that when our founding fathers established the framework of our government they could not have imagined a situation where men and women would come to power, stay in power and become as corrupted by power as many men and women are today. We’ve reached and passed a time when term limits for members of Congress are essential. Sadly, I also believe we’ve also reached a time when we do not have a majority of members of Congress who are concerned about our country enough to amend the constitution to include term limits for members of Congress.
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    The way that’s written NO... however, term limits for no longer than 20 years might be better. Hard problems cannot be answered with talking points and sound bites. Gerrymandering, as another responder pointed out is the real problem. Think things through before you just toss out your Hell No! Or Hell Yes! Responses.
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    Not only congress but the highly bias Supreme Court. The court should have term limits as well like the FBI Director 10 years period. Leslie, that is a clear way of dealing with the injustice that is being continued in the highest court in the land. There should be absolutely no more lifetime appointments to the system, I am Fiery and Fierce as I continue on this road to freedom of speech. Catch me
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