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Term Limits In Congress?

Posted by italco on February 1, 2010

One of the most important reasons for adopting term limits is to reduce corruption in Congress. Term limits will attract a different sort of politician: one who is more interested in promoting the welfare of his or her country rather than in pursuing a lifelong career. Our proposed amendment limits members of the House to three two-year terms, and members of the Senate to two six-year terms. No one would be allowed to serve in Congress, either as a Senator or a Representative for more than a total of 16 years. http://fixittogether.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65&Itemid=62

The above is a portion of the term limits amendment being proposed by  FixitTogether.org. They are currently proposing 4 amendments;

1. Balanced Budget Amendment

2. Term Limits Amendment

3. Judicial Selection Amendment

4. Unfunded Mandates Amendment

I sent them a message requesting they add an additional amendment called “Ethics Reform Amendment”.

a) No gifts in kind given or accepted

b) No elected government official be allowed to accept any gratuity (it isn’t allowed by government employee’s it should not be acceptable of our elected government officials).

c) No stock ownership of any corporation they directly or in-directly govern

d) Adopt an independent Ethics Committee with the power to enforce ethics rules on both the House and the Senate. 

e) Make the ethics committee accessible to the public (as it stands now, the House and the Senate ethics committee members only answer to their direct constituents).

Let your voice be heard…send them an e-mail and together we will be heard!!

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3 Responses to “Term Limits In Congress?”

  1. hey this blog is great. I’m glad I came by this blog. Maybe I can contribute in the near future. PM ME on Yahoo AmandaLovesYou702 Thank you day594

  2. italco said

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I am always interested in hearing other people opinions as long as they are in respectful form. What part do you agree with and which do you not agree with? Care to share?

  3. I never thought I will agree with this opinion, but you know I agree partially now

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