Asked in US Government
Do you think term limits are vital in democracy why or why not?
January 05, 2012 12:35AM
Yes, absolute power corrupts absolutely. If our politicians feel invincible and that they cannot be fired they will lose their focus and try to do whats best for them and not the people who elected them.
Asked in US Presidents, US Constitution
Do the term limits for president set by the 22nd Amendment violate the concept of democracy?
Asked in Chemistry, History of Science
Why do you think that terms limits would resolved the problems that they are claimed to solve?
Asked in Theodore Roosevelt
What were presidential term limits in Teddy Roosevelt's time?
Asked in International Government
What is the term of office for a parliamentary democracy?
Asked in US Constitution
What are the term limits for members of each branch of governments?
Asked in US Presidents
Why are the lengths of Terms of Office important in balancing the need for democracy?
Terms of office prevent someone from becoming king when they are president. Eight years for a president in office is enough time to get things done. The House term of two years allows for some to get experience, but with no term limits they can run again. The 6 year term in the Senate allows for people to have the experience of government without term limits. Many local and state governments do have term limits on elected offices because they want new thinking and to bring in people who better represent their state or city.
Asked in US Congress
How can term limits by imposed on members of Congress?
Asked in France
Are there term limits for the president of France?
Asked in US Supreme Court
What are the terms limits for a supreme court justice?
Asked in Founding Fathers, US Constitution
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 four 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.
What is the term of office for a member of the senate?