Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana introduced a bill to amend the Constitution and implement term limits on Senators and Congressmen:
“Not allowing individuals to remain in office for an eternity is an important step we need to take to restore confidence in Congress,” Vitter said on the floor Wednesday. “It won’t be the be-all and end-all for good government reform, but it would help us reconnect with the people.”
One of Vitter’s proposals would limit House members to three and Senate members to just two consecutive terms. He said the legislation is being co-sponsored by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
That is an all-star Tea Party lineup of co-sponsors.
I’m conflicted on this. On one hand, I’m against it because I’m against the federal government limiting who I can vote for, regardless of how many times they have been in office.
On the other, some people get in office and dig in like a tick, making it near impossible to unseat them.
And, one problem that comes up is you get a group of fresh blood and no one knows how to do anything.
But, it also opens the door for new faces who are not dedicated to re-election or promoting the party, but instead want to enact true reform.
There is bad along with good here.
Where are you on this? Do you support it? Why or why not?