President Proposes Congressional Term Limits, but Here’s the Best (and Only) Way to Make that Happen

President Proposes Congressional Term Limits, but Here’s the Best (and Only) Way to Make that Happen May 2, 2018

Capitol Hill is abuzz with an idea that could address one of the biggest problems with our national government.

President Trump and Congressman Mark Meadows both voiced their support on Twitter for congressional term limits, a proposal that would require an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The President gave his “full support and endorsement” to an effort by freshman lawmakers to impose term limits.  He wrote, “I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits. I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts. #DrainTheSwamp”  Here is his tweet:

Rep. Mark Meadows replied in agreement.  “Our founders never intended Congress to be a career–part of why Washington has become so dysfunctional is the shift away from this principle. Congressional term limits would do wonders toward addressing the problem. I’m 100% on board Mr. President. Let’s make it happen.” Here’s his tweet:

This sounds great, but there’s a problem. Congress hasn’t even brought a term limits amendment up for a vote in the last six years, and the President and one congressman can’t force them to do so.

Why would Congress vote to place term limits on themselves when national office comes with so many perks, kickbacks, and ego-inflating power?

They won’t, despite the best efforts of a few well-meaning reps and the President.

That’s why We the People need to call an Article V Convention of States.

Career politicians are one of the most serious but least discussed problems facing our nation. Multi-term legislators lose sight of their original mission (to serve their constituents) and become obsessed with getting reelected and maintaining power.

A Convention of States is controlled by the states and has the power to propose an amendment that would stop this from happening. Millions of Americans have joined the effort, and it’s being considered in state legislatures across the country.

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