Perpetual re-election campaigning has become job one for every elected official and has crippled our government. Ideally, every elected position-Senate, House and Executive- should be a single term of 6 years. No re-elections to the same office. No lobbying or governmental contractual connections for 6 years after they leave office. Lawmakers may be elected to a different office- i.e. a Congressional Rep may be elected to the Senate or executive, Senators may be elected to Congress or Executive, etc., but no elected official in Congress, Senate, Vice-President, or President, may serve a combined term of more than 18 years and never more than once in any capacity. Those seeking to be elected need to be ready to start governing on the first day, no more 2-4 years of "junior" status. Anyone seeking to be in Congress or the Senate needs to do their homework on what the job entails. If a lawmaker can't achieve their agenda in that 6 year term, the American people shouldn't have to bear the burden of their failures. If they want their legacy to continue, then they need to convince those coming behind that it's worthy. Lawmakers who know they'll have to live in the world with the after-effects of their legislative actions may finally realize how damaging their decisions can be. And the American people will finally have a government that works for them, not working on their own job security.