Term Limits On Members Of Congress Essay

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Imposing Term Limits on Members of Congress The idea of term limits imposed upon member of congress has been rolling around since the days of the Founding Fathers. Not until the 1990’s, has the idea come out of hiding. Throughout the years, members of congress have become increasingly more corrupt and immoral. In a sense, congress is becoming an immortal force that, in their mind, cannot be stopped (Frenzel, 1992) Career politicians are part of the reason why Washington is so dysfunctional. It is also part of the reason for the downfall of our country. When Politicians have lost their moral way and put their own careers and interest above doing what is right for our country, something needs to be done about it. The power needs to be put back into the hands of the citizen by adding an amendment to the constitution imposing term limits on members of congress. By imposing these term limits, it will break the cycle of corruption, the power of special interest groups, force politicians to think about their legislative decisions, encourage regular people to run for office and provide diversity to congress along with some…show more content…
Not stepping down and handing over power is not what the founders envisioned and definitely not the democratic ideal way. When the Founding Fathers developed the constitution, it was with the idea that politics should be a duty that is performed with “Liberty and life and justice for all”, not for being a politician and using the power for personal gain. People, who think they are almighty and all-knowing, do not have the best interest for the greater good of our country. Benjamin Franklin said, “In free governments, the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors and sovereigns. For the former, therefore, to return among the latter is not to degrade but to promote

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