Congressional Term Limits

We Must Demand The Imposing of Term Limits in both houses of Congress

Our Position On Congressional Term Limits

Our Party, for a multitude of ethical and common sense reasons, stands strongly behind a Constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on both houses of Congress

When our Founders wrote the constitution they never addressed the issue of term limits for either the Legislative or Executive branches of the government. Possibly, in more simpler times of trustworthy & honorable men, they didn't see the need to limit ones time in office.

However, our nations first President did. George Washington after having served eight years as our President and Commander in Chief, when asked to seek another term of office, publicly declared to the government and the people that he would not seek re-election. His reasons where both personal and supremely visionary. As one of our Founders Washington, saw a flaw within our constitution which he chose to correct, not through constitutional amendment, but with honor and respect for the office, the integrity of the executive branch and his respect of country and its people.

He recognized the temptations for the abuse of power should he or anyone remain in office and power for unlimited time. He further recognized that should he indefinitely continue re-election, his presidency could eventually be construed by leaders and Americans to be one of a Monarch or King; and that no president, nor any politician, should ever aspire or reach a point of unlimited dominance or power in any office but especially that of President. He further understood that as the country grew in population and prosperity flourished that government needed to be flexible and open in allowing new leadership that would more closely represent the ideals and needs of the country and the American people.

Every elected president since then followed Washington's footsteps and voluntarily removed their name for re-election after serving two terms or eight years in office. It wasn't until 1951, after the F.D.R presidential reign of more than two terms, that Congress felt compelled to amend the Constitution restricting the term of the president to that of only two terms.

We will look to put forth the necessary legislation for Amendment to the Constitution that there shall be term limits imposed on both houses of congress of two terms consisting of six years each for Senators and six terms consisting of two years each for Congressional seats. The adoption of this amendment will eliminate legislators from amassing untold stature and position and the temptation to abuse their power.

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