Term limits in the United States

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    Supporters of term limits have suggested that a system without term limits allows undeserving politicians to exploit this advantage, and creates to a class of politicians who are ineffective and immovable, and who continue to win elections because of the political money from corrupt influence groups. Fairness in elections is one of the pillars of democracy, and the fact that incumbents are reelected at such high rates is unexpected given the approval ratings of the system as a whole. However, enforcing term limits would not change the electoral security that exists in this system. It would certainly shorten the time over which this may occur, and destroy relations between career politicians and interests groups that they rely on for donations, but term limits would not…

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    Term Limit Analysis

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    between the populace’s view on the system and the system itself. This volatile cycle gave birth to a radical new idea- the limiting of who many terms one could serve. These limits would force a reset on American politics by removing long time career politicians.…

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    During the Foreclosure Crisis several years ago, my community was hit hard. I never thought I would see homes in my neighborhood being foreclosed. It was unbelievable. I was in middle school and high school when this was going on and heard my parents discussing this many times. I look back and think there were things that could have been done to prevent this from being a nation-wide disaster. I believe that there are things that can be done to minimize the effect of a foreclosure crisis…

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    “Okay class, it’s time to talk about your research papers. Who here knows what caused the Great Recession?” Professor Xu asked with a smile on his face. He already knew that none of us would likely raise our hands. So began our education on the subject. First, we learned about subprime mortgages, which are mortgages for those with less than perfect credit histories, so they are considered to be higher risk. Then, he explained what a mortgage-backed security was. This was basically an investment…

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    George Washington was sworn in as the first president of the United States on April 30, 1789. And as the nation’s first president, he understood the importance of what term limits meant for the U.S. government. The article Getting to George Washington mentions, “He served for two terms as president, then stepped down even after all the demands for him to stay”(Countryman 2009). Washington realized that in order to benefit all the people in the United States, elected officials must come to office…

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    The United States of America was founded on a need for political and religious freedom. The people grew tired of being ruled and wanted to be part of a self-governing society. The Constitution was created to limit the powers of the federal government so that everyday citizens could have some semblance of control. The Constitution is the governing document that establishes a three tiered legal system that shares powers to prevent any unbalance that would take away from democratic ideology that…

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    Unofficial Term Limits

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    The United States of America was established upon the principles of freedom. Furthermore, it was established to create a country who stood apart from the oppression of a tyrannical government. It was based off a dream, a dream of establishing a nation where the government was for the people and not the other way around. A great nation, a shining city on a hill. This started with the institution of a leader. George Washington, the first Presidents of this country, did something that was unheard…

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    A 28th Amendment Congressional adoptions of amendments to the Constitution come few and far between, although prove effective in bettering the welfare of the United States. The Law of the Land must change alongside America’s changing views. The next necessary amendment to the constitution should be a set outline for term limits for both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Currently, term limits do not exist among Congress, leading to possible corruption and political scheming, allowing…

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    Supreme Court Justices should be subject to term limits. Both the House and Senate limit their terms, which leaves to questions, why not the Supreme Court? There are many arguments that Justices should not be subject to term limits, because of how well they know what they are doing. They have been in the position for a while and will continue to be. These political figures are the protectors of the Constitution and understand it better than anyone. The opposite view says that having term limits…

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    that has been at the forefront of debate for a number years in the United States is whether members of congress should have set term limits. I am advocating that members of congress ought to have term limits set forth limiting the amount of time they can serve. One reason I am urging this action is because I feel a large number of congress members have served for so long that they are no longer working toward representing the voices of the people, but rather working for their own self-seeking…

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