Our forefathers very clearly expressed their intent was to have citizen legislators (service oriented) to be utilized not career politicians who get out of touch with society. It’s only natural as even in the business world those at the top sometimes lose insight because most of their time is spent in the ivory tower.
Having six-year term limits for the House and Senate would help us in several ways. First of all, it often takes around two years in a professional position to become highly effective so it would create more productivity if all representatives could serve four years after the learning curve.
Secondly, politicians wouldn’t have to spend time raising money for re-election; could you imagine how much more productive they’d become?
Thirdly, Democrats and Republicans would be more inclined to work together because they wouldn’t need to worry about playing political games in an effort to get support (campaign funds), from their party for re-election efforts. Just look at the support Kay Hagan is getting because Democrats can’t afford to lose the seat. They will potentially buy an election and this is something we can’t live with anymore because it’s too dangerous.
I think these are tremendous advantages. I could’ve have missed something but I don’t see anything on the table in reference to Term Limit Legislation. Neither party wants this even though we do…who’s running the show? Are they truly working for us? I believe they do work for us the problem is they work for themselves first.