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Term Limits

Term Limits

Term limits is one of the most important issues that needs renovation. Congress is slow to
make progress because of professional politicians in control of Congress and the Senate.
Members spend their entire lives in politics, becoming rich while in office or after
because of their influence. Term limits could put an end to this and give other citizens the
opportunity to bring new ideas to both Houses. My stance on term limits is this: Congress
should be limited to six two-year terms, and the Senate should be limited to two six-year
terms. Twelve years in either House should be a substantial amount of time for a
politician to make progress. It is of utmost importance that we have new ideas, and to
stop gridlock. Ideally, I would like to see Congressional terms extended to four years.
Unfortunately, two-year terms keep politicians campaigning non-stop to stay in office.
Four-year terms should be enough time to accomplish goals and break up the continuous
campaigning. Other political positions— the president, governors, mayors—have term
limits, so Congress and the Senate should as well. Term limits should also be placed on
the Supreme Court. There should be no lifetime appointments. We need people to serve
elected and re-elected, I commit to only being a Congressman for twelve years. Unlike

other politicians, I will practice what I preach.