New Push For Political Term Limits
A proposed constitutional amendment seeks to set term limits for politicians. It's not the first of its kind but maybe this one will stick.
Establishing term limits for politicians has been talked and argued about over and over again. They don't pass because the ones directly ... and perhaps negatively ... affected by them, are the same ones who vote on them. Now, courtesy of Senator Ted Cruz and a few other senators, comes yet another attempt to set some boundaries for senators and representatives.
Senator Cruz's' proposal would limit senators to two six-year terms, (12 years) and hold members of the House of Representatives to three, two-year terms. (6 years) The amendment would take effect immediately upon being ratified which means all sitting politicians would be eligible for their allotted number of terms. According to an article posted at businessinsider.com, Cruz said:
"For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people." "Term limits on members of Congress offer a solution to the brokenness we see in Washington, D.C. It is long past time for Congress to hold itself accountable." - businessinsider.com
No matter what party politicians identify with, I agree with setting term limits. Some of these people have been in office for decades and, I feel, if they could make a difference, they would have by now. To be honest, I think 6 or 12 years, (respectively), is still a bit too much but, it's a start. What do you think?
Should term limits become mandatory for politicians?