We need term limits. It’s the only real way we can drain the swamp.
Right now we have politicians making a career and a fortune off the backs of the American people. That’s not to say the men and women who first join Congress don’t so with the best intentions.
However, D.C. is a swamp, and you can only stay afloat for so long, before the bottom-feeding creatures (lobbyists) drag you down to their level to do their bidding. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in green muck.
In order to combat that, we need term limits. That way, no one who is elected to “serve the people,” will have time to serve themselves. However, the bad news is, “term limits” are not that easy to come by. According to the courts, in order for term limits to be constitutional, we’d have to amend the Constitution.
The good news is, that’s precisely what President Trump pushed while he was on the campaign trail in 2016. Trump said ,“If I’m elected president I will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.”
Well, he’s president now, and we think it’s time we hold President Trump to that promise. Otherwise, the swamp will never get drained.
From Politico 10/16
Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would push for congressional term limits if he’s elected president — an expansion of his new campaign pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington that comes as he propagates the conspiracy theory that the election will be rigged against him.
“If I’m elected president, I will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress,” Trump said at a Tuesday afternoon rally in Colorado. “They’ve been talking about that for years. Decades of failure in Washington and decades of special interest dealing must and will come to an end.”
Trump clarified at a rally later in the day that he would propose a six-year limit for members of the House and 12-year limit for senators.