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Should term limits on members of congress be made?

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Started: 2/18/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Slumpp13

Con

Term limits for congress members is essential for the future of our democratic system. It impedes the revolving door of lobbyists and politicians and the corruption that accompanies it. Term limits would stop lobbyists from easily attaining a relationship with a politician because of elections putting new members into political positions and obtaining new ideas. The corrupt under-the-counter deals would be lessened because of constantly changing congress members and short terms not allowing for strong attachments to a certain person or company to be made.
EccentricSenator314

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While I agree with you that corruption in Washington is rampant and that Corporations aren't People (They're a place, or a thing, and therefore shouldn't have a stake in the political process...), imposing term limits on Congress can prevent the wrong person from taking (Or staying in) Office. An alternative to term limits is to lower the minimum age at which one can be elected to the Senate or House Of Representatives (30 and 25 is too high, with advances in society and technology taken into account young adults living in this day and age are much smarter than those coming of age in the late 1700's, when these limits were instituted...). If more young people were involved with the political process, it'd be harder for Lobbyists and Corporations to buy their way into DC, nothing in life is perfect but this would result in rampant corruption tapering off (Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump are the 3 Candidates favored most by young people in this Election. To some degree, all of their Campaign's platforms involve an element of clamping down on corruption in Washington. Coincidence??? I think not.....)
Debate Round No. 1
Slumpp13

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EccentricSenator314

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Why post a debate just to forfeit whenever somebody challenges you!!??? Frickin' Shill, man...
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EccentricSenator314

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Well that takes care of that, huh...
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by EccentricSenator314 1 year ago
EccentricSenator314
*I'm sorry, I meant to say that it prevents the RIGHT person from taking or keeping Office. That is quite irritating, that this site doesn't let you edit after you post. In a real debate, one can verbally correct such a gaffe the instant it happens.*
Posted by Omni 1 year ago
Omni
Yeah definitely, it's honestly ridiculous how sociopaths keep getting put in power.
Posted by geho89 1 year ago
geho89
@The-Voice-of-Truth: That depends though. Some people are just plain ignorant and does not follow politics closely or can be influenced to vote against their best interests through propaganda. It is also easy to vote for someone you already know. If you ask a normal voter what their senator has done for them and what they had promised, then I doubt you will get a tangible answer in most cases. An example would be Mitch McConnell.
Posted by The-Voice-of-Truth 1 year ago
The-Voice-of-Truth
If an elected member keep getting elected, it is by the will of the People. Term limits do no harm to the democratic system of this republic. They actually better promote democracy.
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