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  • Term limits are un-democratic

    If the president is doing good why shouldn't he/she be allowed to run again if the people vote for him, and if the people grow tired of him they can just elect someone else in the next election. It dose not make sense to me at all why someone would see term limits as a good thing.

  • There is a reason Term Limits where brought about.

    While the founding fathers to it upon themselves to be example & for the purpose When President Washington was taking office he often state "I walk on untrodden ground," Washington saw the need to escape the relentless attacks of the opposition press, he retired after serving eight years and so set the precedent that presidents should only serve for two terms. This set a precedence that every President followed until FDR was elected, he served for three full terms, and won a forth term and died 2 months and 23 days into fourth term in 1945.

    It's apparent that hold a powerful position for extended periods of can have an effect on the public and other elected officials. Congress saw then need to amend the constitution in 1951 by ratifying the 22nd Amendment.

    A good example of someone holding an office to long was J Edgar Hoover. Obviously a brilliant man, saw the need for the FBI, helped create it in 1935 and was the first director. However, he remained in office until 1972. Again power corrupts...Evidence of his secretive abuses of power became known. He was found to have exceeded the jurisdiction limits and to have used his office and the Bureau to harass political adversary and activists. He collected secret files on political officials, and collected evidence using illegal methods. Hoover consequently obtained a great deal of power and was in a position to intimidate and threaten sitting presidents.

    I'd imagine both men taught us many lessons on the abuse of power. I believe there are some Congressmen and Senators who have do so as well. However, sometimes it's a positive thing to have continuity, but that's what the Deep State is for. ;)

  • Term limits should exist.

    The only reason we have term limits is to bring power away from the president. Without term limits, say someone like Obama would have won the third election (which he would have) and continued ObamaCare. Well, in the long term, ObamaCare actually hurts the people who need it the most. Each time you use insurance their is a certain cost you have to pay before your insurance covers it. Before ObamaCare, this was most of the time about 1,000 USD. After ObamaCare, it skyrocketed to 5,000 - 7,000 USD, with an average of a 650% increase of the down payment. This was a downright lie, which is why Trump is currently abolishing ObamaCare.

    This is only one possibility of the countless that could happen without term limits. The whole point of the American Experiment was to see how well a small federal government could do. Without term limits a president could be sneaky and use a loophole to make a powergrab and become a dictator, destroying the fragile government the US stands on.

  • Term limits should exist.

    The only reason we have term limits is to bring power away from the president. Without term limits, say someone like Obama would have won the third election (which he would have) and continued ObamaCare. Well, in the long term, ObamaCare actually hurts the people who need it the most. Each time you use insurance their is a certain cost you have to pay before your insurance covers it. Before ObamaCare, this was most of the time about 1,000 USD. After ObamaCare, it skyrocketed to 5,000 - 7,000 USD, with an average of a 650% increase of the down payment. This was a downright lie, which is why Trump is currently abolishing ObamaCare.

    This is only one possibility of the countless that could happen without term limits. The whole point of the American Experiment was to see how well a small federal government could do. Without term limits a president could be sneaky and use a loophole to make a powergrab and become a dictator, destroying the fragile government the US stands on.

  • Term limits are un-democratic (Just adding in because the numpty Hadii put his answer in the wrong category)

    If the president is doing good why shouldn't he/she be allowed to run again if the people vote for him, and if the people grow tired of him they can just elect someone else in the next election. It dose not make sense to me at all why someone would see term limits as a good thing.


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