Many Americans have grown sick and tired of how lawmakers serve much longer than they should. It seems the D.C. swamp is made up of leaders long past their expiration dates, but there’s a fix for this.
They have turned into career, crony politicians who are more eager to serve lobbyists than Americans, and Ted Cruz is sick of it too. He’s talked about fixing it for a long time.
Now, he’s pushing an amendment to end this trend once and for all. From NY Post:
A group of GOP lawmakers led by Sen. Ted Cruz has reintroduced legislation imposing term limits on members of Congress.
The legislation calls for a constitutional amendment that, if ratified, would bar senators from serving more than two six-year terms and members of the House from serving more than three two-year terms.
Cruz is presenting an amendment that will set much-needed term limits on members of Congress.
The amendment would limit senators to two, six-year terms. Members of the House would get three, two-year terms.
That sounds like a lot, perhaps, but it’s much shorter than the near-unlimited years some congressmen have served.
Some have been in power for thirty-plus years, with no end in sight.
If this amendment sounds familiar to you, that’s because it was proposed twenty-five years ago.
From The Heritage Foundation:
The movement to limit political terms is steamrolling through American politics. Voters have approved term limits for Congressmen in each of the fifteen states where referenda have been held, with votes averaging over 66 percent in support, and another four to ten states will permit their citizens to vote on congressional term limits this November.
But passing such a measure would be incredibly difficult. Not only will it require a majority of lawmakers to approve it, but these are the very same lawmakers who would be voting on ending their careers.
When have we ever seen politicians agree to give up their power?
The only way this would work if Americans expressed their strong desire to set term limits on congressmen.
Do you think we should have term limits in Congress?
- Ted Cruz and other GOP lawmakers are pushing an amendment for congressional term limits.
- The amendment would set senators to two terms and House members to three.
- This amendment has been proposed since 1994.