posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 08:12 PM
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POLL: 75% SUPPORT CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS
Support for limiting congressional terms varied by partisanship: 82% of Republicans said they would vote “for” term limits versus 79% of
Independents and 65% of Democrats who responded similarly. A respondent’s age appeared not to be a factor in the way they responded.
The first poll that I actually believe at first look. It's even bipartisan in its results! Even better yet, Republicans are making sense! Joking,
don't get too worked up!
The only issue I see with this:
Lets take Ron Paul for example. If he was never allowed to be elected as many times as he was, and slowly become a reasonable voice of dissent. I
don't think I would have ever taken the interest in politics that I have, or even remain hopeful that there are decent people in congress. It
doesn't help, that all we hear is about the scandal and corruption of these people, but yeah...
Think about this:
Corporations and lobbyists could just continue to switch who they support and work with, in order to carry out an initiative. Which, if for good
reason, a particular district or state, or even the federal government isn't playing ball in a particular manner that suits any Corporations or
Lobbyist group, said groups can now bank on the idea that term limits are in place and will then prepare for the next in line. If that makes
In the end of the day, I still think that this is best route to take.
The Gallup poll also found that 63% of Americans support abolishing the Electoral College.
Whoa! I know our elections are screwed up. Much of which has to do with no national standards that actually address the totality of an election.
But cmon! Every proposition that I've ever heard for replacing the Electoral College fails. But, I'm still willing to keep an open ear. So if
anyone has any ideas, I'd be interested in hearing them.