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Rational Term Limits
Until we end lifetime tenure, control of our government will remain for sale to the highest bidder and the fate of our Constitutional Democratic Republic and its institutions will remain in the hands of self-serving, party-first politicians.   It's time to adopt our 28th Amendment to the constitution and make Rational Term Limits the law of the land!
Highlights
  • Lifetime Tenure: eliminated!
  • House members: 2 consecutive 4-year terms maximum
  • Senators: 2 consecutive 6-year terms maximum
  • President: 1 6-year term maximum
  • Reelection: all can run again after being out of office for 1 term
  • Fundraising: permited only in last year of term — more time to legislate
  • Dark Money: reduction in quid-pro-quo fund-raising, especially during final term in office
  • Qualified Candidates: more will be able to run for office
  • Public Trust: faith in our political system will increase
The 28th Amendment
While it's true that some of us are supportive of politicians with decades-long tenure who support those issues which are important to us, we must also consider that those who do not support our issues can also stay in office for decades as staunch opponents of American progress.   Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond from the past and Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Chuck Grassley and others from the present come to mind.

As long as lifetime tenure and gerrymandering at the state-house level are not restricted, the odds are that the status quo will forever remain the order of the day.

Recommended Term Limits
Article 1. The Presidency
"The term of office of the President and Vice President shall be 6 years but no person shall hold office for more than 8 consecutive years. No person shall run for reelection to the office of the President or Vice President without first having been out of office for at least one 6-year term and no person shall be elected to office more than twice."

Article 2. The Senate
"The term of office for members of the Senate shall be 6 years but no person shall hold office for more than 12 consecutive years. After having been in office for 12 consecutive years, no person shall run for reelection or be appointed to the Senate without first having been out of office for at least one 6-year term."

Article 3. The House of Representatives
"The term of office for members of the House of Representatives shall be 4 years but no person shall hold office for more than 8 consecutive years. After having been in office for 8 consecutive years, no person shall run for reelection to the House of Representatives without first having been out of office for at least one 4-year term. Elections for house members shall be held every 2 years for 50% of the representatives from each state."

Article 4. Ratification
"This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress."
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