As a major issue that is brought up by you the constituents almost everywhere I go, term limits is a massive issue. From Davis County to Salt Lake & Tooele, all the way to Sevier and Washington County people want legislative term limits; eliminating career politicians. This is both a Right and Left issue too. As the current climate in DC, Sr and Jr Senators have Six Year Terms, while Congressmen and Congresswomen have 2 year terms between elections. Both Houses have unlimited number of consecutive and non consecutive terms with being elected. Both are ran by money and power, and the overall essence of that power. Both also come with $174,000 per year in salary, over a million in decor and staff spending, and many more perks including deep discounts on airfare to and from home states.
This allure is why we must start a bill to cut wasteful spending, but also make it so that once elected that we get back to our founding fathers approach that these titles and jobs are not life time careers. Sen. Cruz of TX has made approaches to the issue but never has had support on either isle. Most elected officials say that elections are their term limits. But I strongly disagree. So I have my own proposal once I’m in office that would directly affect me too.
The 8 Year Legislative Bill
Ratification of the 17th Amendment to where Jr and Sr Senators will only be allowed 2 Terms in life of 4yrs for a total of 8 years in office. Congressional House members of 4 terms of 2 years each for a total of also 8 years in office. Also in this bill would also include anti lobbying acts including big money donations on behave of cooperate interests including non profit organizations including medical and big pharmaceutical.
My philosophy is this. Why should the legislative branch in both houses be able to stay longer than a duel elected President of the United States? They shouldn’t ! This is We The People’s nations not the elites and cooperate greed of big doner and big money. We must return the government to the people once and for all.
17th Amendment of the United States Constitution
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.
22nd Amendment of the Constitution
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President, when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.
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.