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Originally posted by seagull
All together now: Term limits...Term limits...Term limits.
Quite frankly, I don't have any idea, save perhaps a citizen backed initiative. My own state of Washington tried that a few years back, and the courts tossed it.
The term-limits movement is alive and well in the United States. Opponents of term limits, the most vociferous of whom live inside the Beltway, had assumed the issue would go away following the Supreme Court's narrow five-to-four decision in U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton (1995) that said the states do not have the authority to limit the terms of their respective congressional delegations. As Justice Clarence Thomas pointed out in a brilliant dissent, the majority in U.S. Term Limits simply ignored the clear meaning of the Tenth Amendment. There being no explicit denial of such power to the states in the Constitution, the right to do so "is reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.''
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
This is a great point you guys bring up. My husband and I talk about voting ALL incumbents out. This would really shake things up! The more entrenched (pardon the racist comment) old white men we have in there year and after year after year, the more we're going to have to deal with the formaldehyde stench of a person who's been sitting too long...