For quite some time, millions of Americans have always been able to agree on one idea, which is imposing term limits on members of Congress to prevent them from making a decades-long, lucrative congressional career in which they eventually stop working for We The People.
But the difficult part in making that happen is that the very people who need term limits the most are the ones who would play a major role in actually making that happen. Why shoot yourself in the foot if you’re getting filthy rich by working in the halls of Congress, right?
But Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is of a different breed. It’s clear that he works for the People and has our bests interests at heart with very few missteps along the way — especially compared to a vast majority of his congressional counterparts.
According to CBS7, the Texas senator announced this week that he’s reintroducing the term limits amendment, which is already receiving widespread praise on social media.
“Every year, Congress spends billions of dollars on giveaways for the well-connected: Washington insiders get taxpayer money and members of Congress get re-elected, all while the system fails the American people. It’s no wonder that the vast majority of Americans from every political stripe – Republicans, Democrats, and Independents – overwhelmingly support congressional term limits,” Cruz said in a statement.
Cruz’s idea of term limits seems quite fair, for both American voters and members of Congress.
It would limit U.S. senators to two, six-year terms and even better, it would limit lawmakers to three, two-year terms.
Can you imagine if we didn’t have to suffer through literally decades of someone like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Chuck Schumer or even Sen. Mitch McConnell? Imagine having a body of Congress incentivized to do their very best within a set of term limits — this could literally change American government, for the better, overnight.
And the Founding Fathers would, for the first time in a very long time, be proud of the system they built, as in no way, shape or form did they intend on members of Congress making careers out of serving in the halls of Congress.
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“The rise of political careerism in today’s Congress is a sharp departure from what the Founders intended for our federal governing bodies. I have long called for this solution for the brokenness of Washington, D.C., and I will continue fighting to hold career politicians accountable. As I have done in the past, I urge my colleagues to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification,”
Cruz was joined in his efforts by Republican Sens. Mike Braun, Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Todd Young, and Rick Scott.