Rational Term Limits

The 28th Amendment to the Constitution

 

While it's true that some of us are supportive of politicians with decades-long tenure who support those issues which are important to us, we must also consider that those who do not support our issues can also stay in office for decades and remain as staunch opponents of American progress.  Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond from the past and Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Chuck Grassley and others from the present come to mind.

 

As long as lifetime tenure and gerrymandering at the state-house level are not restricted, the odds are that the status quo will remain the order of the day.

 

 

Article 1. The Presidency

 

The term of office of the President and Vice President shall be 6 years but no person shall hold office for more than 8 consecutive years. No person shall run for reelection to the office of the President or Vice President without first having been out of office for at least one 6-year term and no person shall be elected to office more than twice.

 

 

Article 2. The Senate

 

The term of office for members of the Senate shall be 6 years but no person shall hold office for more than 12 consecutive years. After having been in office for 12 consecutive years, no person shall run for reelection or be appointed to the Senate without first having been out of office for at least one 6-year term.

 

Article 3. The House of Representatives

 

The term of office for members of the House of Representatives shall be 4 years but no person shall hold office for more than 8 consecutive years. After having been in office for 8 consecutive years, no person shall run for reelection to the House of Representatives without first having been out of office for at least one 4-year term. Elections for house members shall be held every 2 years for 50% of the representatives from each state.

 

Article 4. Ratification

 

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress.

 

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P.O. Box 367193

Bonita Springs, FL 34136  | 239-214-1088

© 2018 Todd Truax For Congress.

Paid for by Todd Truax For Congress

Todd Truax For Congress

P.O. Box 367193

Bonita Springs, FL 34136

239-214-1088

© 2018 Todd Truax For Congress.

 Paid for by Todd Truax For Congress