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Actually, there was significant debate during the Constitutional Convention about instituting Congressional term limits, but it was not considered a priority because no one could envision career politicians. At that time, the pay was low, and the power of government was minimal, so the only reason someone would go through the trouble was to ultimately serve the nation, and it was thought that few would be willing to do it for long. Today, the government is so powerful, with so many opportunities for influence, financial opportunities, and corruption, it attracts the very worst sorts of people. Michelle Obama's salary, for example, tripled after the first year her husband became a Senator. (www.PatriotMusic.com)
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Answer Most of them had slaves and were dependent on them. Incorrect. Only 3 of the 7 founding fathers were slave owners. There were 7 founding fathers of the US C…onstitution: Franklin, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Jay, Madison, and Hamilton. 3 were slave owners (Washington, Jefferson, and Madison all from Virginia). 3 were not (Adams, Jay, and Hamilton) In fact they were adamantly against slavery. Franklin became an abolitionist after the Constitutional Convention in 1785 and freed both his slaves. The founding fathers from Virgina (later a confederate state) were pro-slavery. The others from New York or Massachusettes were against slavery. This initial philosophical contradiction during the founding of the US wasn't resolved until 80 years later during the US Civil War.
Answer . The term of office for a Congressman in the House of Representatives is two years. The term of office for a Senator in the Senate is six years. However, Congress h…as no term limits; A Representative may serve for as many consecutive or non consecutive two year terms as they manage to get elected for, and a Senator may serve for as many consecutive or non consecutive six year terms as they are appointed for.
There are no term limits for Congress- congressmen can serve for long as they can get elected.
there are currently no term limits for members of congress. however many times they get reelected is how many terms they can serve.
Voters can set practical term limits on a US Senator or Congressman by voting him or her out of office in the general election. There is no way to pass a law or state constitu…tional amendment that imposes legal limits on their terms, however, because the US Supreme Court found that unconstitutional in US Term Limits Inc., v. Thornton, (1995).
Congressmen would no longer spend ALL of their time running for re-election. Also, when it comes to selecting members of commitees and chair-persons, there we no longer be a… bias towards the longer-serving members.
No, members of Congress do not have term limits. A lot of debating has been done to introduce term limits in Congress but is paid no attention by the Supreme Court and Congres…s itself.
The Representatives of Congress are elected for a two- year term. However, there is no limit on how many times they can be elected.
List of Arguments in Favor of Term Limit: 1. Overwhelmingly, voters prefer term limits. (It's their native commonsense! [opinion not fact]) 2. Term limits downgrades senior…ity, favors meritocracy. 3. Increases competition, encourages new challengers. 4. Builds a 'citizen' Congress, drives out career politicians. 5. Breaks ties to special interests. 6. Improves tendency to vote on principle. 7. Introduces fresh thinking, new ideas, eliminates 'old bulls'. 8. Reduces power of staff, bureaucracy, lobbies. 9. It will create a natural reduction in wasteful federal spending. 10. Encourages lower taxes, smaller government, greater voter participation in elections. 11. There are more reasons in favor of term limits than reasons against. 12. Gets reelection rates back to near 50%, versus the current 99%. (Founders called it "rotation in office") List of Arguments Opposed: 1. Terminates the good politicians along with the bad. 2. Instead of term limits, a reform of Congress' procedures would be easier. 3. Reduces range of voter choice. 4. Loss of knowledge and experience. 5. Increases the power of staff, lobbies, and bureaucracy.
No. Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives have terms of office, a fixed number of years they may serve before standing for reelection, but no term limits. In o…ther words, they may be re-elected as many times as they and the voters choose. House members, referred to as Congressmen/women or Representatives, serve two-year terms and are up for reelection every two years, on even-numbered years. Senators serve six-year terms and elections to the Senate are staggered over even years so that only about one-third of the Senators are up for reelection every two years.
Congress consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Senators typically serve six year terms and State Representatives serve for 2 year terms. State Representativ…es can run every 2 years if they really wanted too, however; if they do a bad job at serving the people, or they just don't like him/her they can vote them out in 2 years. If people could vote for the same President every year, it wouldn't be a democracy anymore, it would be more like a dictatorship. Another Explanation: The President has term limits because Congress and the States ratified the Twenty-Second Amendment establishing a maximum of two terms in 1947. Prior to that, a President could serve as many times as he was elected. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times; his successor, Harry Truman, thought that gave the executive branch too much power and pushed for change. Congress has never attempted to amend the Constitution to establish term limits for themselves. In 1992, voters in the state of Arkansas passed a state constitutional amendment limiting their US Congressmen to three terms of office, but the Supreme Court declared the action unconstitutional and nullified the amendment (US Term Limits v. Thornton, (1995))
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I am not sure if this is the official reason, but I suspect because the Constitution was drafted by members of the first and second Continental Congress. The Founders did not …foresee a day when these members would be exclusively government employees. They envisioned senators and congress people as folks with "real jobs", and would have to find other means to actually make money, which would have a dampening effect on their ability to participate, especially long-term. Now that we have full-time politicians, who get paid and voted in regardless of their actions, they will never leave. If it is left up to the Senators and Congress-people themselves, there never vote in term limits for themselves.
It is my opinion that the indefinite times a Congressman can run for election is detrimental to the United States. Long term congressmen tend to take their reelection for gra…nted and long term incumbents are fertile ground for corruption. I believe its healthy for new people to become members of Congress.
Why do you think the founding fathers included term limits in the Constitution Do you think limits should be longer Explain?
There are no term limits in the Constitution. They were added for the President by the 22nd Amendment in 1947 (ratified 1951). This only occurred after the extraordinary f…our terms of Franklin D. Roosevelt, which exceeded the informal two-term limit set by George Washington. Many in the US were concerned that his wartime decision might set a precedent. Due to the procedures of the Congress, which favor seniority, it is difficult to initiate term limits for US Senators and Representatives. The benefits of incumbency also make it more difficult to vote them out, until there is a strong trend among their constituents.