I am opposed to term limits

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  1. Gameface

    Gameface All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Just wanted to start a discussion on something I'm interested in that many people seem to support but that I VERY adamantly oppose.

    I think term limits are a restriction voters place not on politicians, but themselves. It limits OUR choice. It does little else to solve the problem it is claimed to solve.
     
  2. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    Term limits give more power to lobbyists, because they will have a greater share of the experience in crafting laws.
     
  3. Harambe

    Harambe Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Look at it from a purely influential way. Newer officials don't have the experience to deal with high pressure lobbyists.

    I'm on the fence about it. Lean towards pro-term limits, but certainly not ready to sign off on law requiring it.
     
  4. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    The key is to outlaw or severely restrict lobbying. Lobbying amounts to legal bribery. It's out of control.
     
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  5. Gameface

    Gameface All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    The thing is, as it stands voters can impose a limit on the number of terms of any elected official.
     
  6. RJF

    RJF Well-Known Member

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    I used to be all for term limits but the more I think about it, the bigger problem is lobbyists. Too many special interests derail good, bipartisan policy. Though too many, on both sides, buy into the partisan lobby.
     
  7. JazzGal

    JazzGal Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Including for President?
     
  8. Joe Bagadonuts

    Joe Bagadonuts Well-Known Member

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    Don't get whiplash making an "about face" in the event that Trump comes out in favor of this idea. I'm sure there are Dems who are still nursing injuries from the day that Donald fired Comey and they learned that they were adamantly against something that they had been adamantly for just seconds earlier.
     
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  9. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    @Bulletproof derangement syndrome
     
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  10. Joe Bagadonuts

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  11. Gameface

    Gameface All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    I'm not really into changing the existing term limits for President, but I don't think they are any more valid than any other term limits.
     
  12. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    And it still applies to you and BP. Pot, kettle
     
  13. Joe Bagadonuts

    Joe Bagadonuts Well-Known Member

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    LOLZ
     
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  14. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I have my own idea for president. A single 6 year term. So he doesn't have to waste half of his term either paying back the special interest or campaigning and can have a solid 4 years in the role to maybe get something done. No chance at re-election.
     
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  15. Gameface

    Gameface All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    I can definitely see the benefits of that.
     
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  16. NPC D4617

    NPC D4617 Well-Known Member

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    Just one time we should allow this president to serve until he dies.

    Dems say he isnt leaving anyways, so let's just avoid any drama.
     
  17. NPC D4617

    NPC D4617 Well-Known Member

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    Dont forget wasting 2 years fighting off bogus conspiracy theories. Leaves the president no time to make the deals he promised.
     
  18. Gameface

    Gameface All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    uhh huh, despite both houses in his party's control. Excuses are for losers.
     
  19. NPC D4617

    NPC D4617 Well-Known Member

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    "Russia hacked the election. Thats why Hillary lost"
     
  20. Gameface

    Gameface All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    I don't think I ever personally blamed the interference. I blame people like you. I blame Americans.

    You, on the other hand... excuses, excuses, excuses.

    Oh the deep state hurt me.

    Oh legitimate investigations that found exactly what they set out looking for hurt my hero.

    Oh the TV news say mean things (that are usually true) about my one true love, dear leader.

    Oh Jazzfanz doesn't pat me on the back when I say stupid **** that makes no sense.

    Oh the jews (okay I made that one up, you never said that one).
     

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