Limit Presidential, Judicial and Congressional Terms
With 329.5 million people in the United States, no one person is more capable than the other 329.5 million of us to be President more than once in a three year term __ a Judge more than 9 years __ a Senator or Representative more than 9 years – with three year terms for both houses of congress!
We have nearly 3.3 million people in Utah.
Surely, no one person is more capable than the other 3.3 million of us to represent us in either house of our nation’s Congress for more than 9 years, in 3 year terms!
Many long serving Senators and Representatives say elections can limit terms.
Senators and Representatives, funding their campaigns with millions of dollars from special interest groups, can stay in office for many years, in spite of low approval ratings by their constituents.
After over two fifths of a century in office, a Utah Senator considered his ability to have almost every bill he proposed put into law to be a reason for no term limits.
I consider his ability to have almost every bill he proposed put into law to be a reason FOR TERM LIMITS.
Every bill proposed should be equally considered.
Every bill proposed should have to stand alone on it’s merits.
Sometimes, when a politician who has served for a long time eventually dies, their “Idol” body is put on display in the Capital Rotunda.
So many politicians have served for so long now that it is difficult to tell who the dead one is.
Perhaps a call to vote would help identify which politician is no longer breathing.