Update-Term Limits for Congress

Signatures are still being collected.  This is going to be a long process.  If you have not yet signed the petition, or joined the facebook or website pages– it’s time to check it out.

We need to work together to impose a limit on the power of Congress, just as a 8 year limit was imposed on the president. We need to break the bonds between lobbyists and Congress, and the easiest way is term limits.  Once people have power for too long, it changes them and they forget who they are supposed to be serving.

http://termlimitsforuscongress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TermLimitsforUSCongress

There are also state and county pages.  We need your help.  Take a few minutes to share the message and sign the petition.

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The Slog

    Well, we’ve been at this for a little over 2 months. It’s a slow slog… like trudging through mud. In North Carolina we managed to gain a few new county leads, but many counties are still without leads. As a lead, I feel a bit isolated at the moment. It’s hard to be out there alone, without a team of petitioners. (If you know anyone in Orange County, NC- send them in my direction) And, as time moves on, my schedule gets busier come mid. August… but, I’m not giving up.
    I’ve managed to get my chiropractor on board- she is young like myself and energetic. She told me she’s been spreading the word to her other patients, ever since I mentioned it to her. She now has a sheet to gather signatures. I’ll be picking it up the next time I go for an appointment. She said that just about everyone she mentions it to, agrees. So, if all these people agree why aren’t they helping out? Because, they know… it’s hardest at the beginning- until we get enough momentum to have the ball roll- practically on it’s own. But, the sooner more people jump in, the sooner that ball will start to pick up speed and it won’t feel like trudging through mud, but rather skiing downhill.

    So join us, if you agree Congress should have term limits. Spread the word. Share the posts. Find your county lead in whatever state you reside… volunteer to be a county lead if your county doesn’t have one. I’m not saying it’s easy. I’m not saying it isn’t frustrating… but if people agree, then they should really join the movement and help it pick up speed.

Come on every- push now, one two three, push together now.

http://termlimitsforuscongress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TermLimitsforUSCongress

State pages: (There are more, one for just about every state)

https://www.facebook.com/TermLimitsforUSCongressNorthCarolina

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Term-Limits-for-US-Congress-New-Jersey/296099717210060

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President vs Congress

Has anyone else noticed how people love “a” scapegoat.  I see it everywhere.  Lately, I’ve seen a lot of things like this popping up in my social media.

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Memes seem to be making it so easy for people to spew hatred.  Since memes weren’t as big when Bush (2001-2009) was in office, I found it a little harder to find a good example–

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Yet, here we are bashing on and picking on the leaders of our country – (who the people did vote for) – forgetting, it seems that they don’t actually work alone. Congress could have put their strength and might against going into war after war, which continues to drain our finances.  Congress could also put their foot down today— but it appears that Congress isn’t actually functioning anymore.  Congress could work together to figure out a budget that actually means not raising the debt ceiling, for example.

Healthy debate that leads to compromises which are good for the people seems to be a thing of the past for most members of Congress.   Yet, the general public seems to let Congress members get by with very little attention and scathing- allowing all their hatred and dissatisfaction rain down on a single person.   Isn’t it time to remember our government isn’t made up of one person– but many people.

The following is only a “correlation” not a causation, I am aware– but it is still interesting.  As you can see in 1982, 58 member of the Senate had overlapping ideological views and as the years progressed fewer and fewer members had overlapping ideological views.  This is what I see as a major contributing factor to the growing dysfunction in our government.  It’s not about a particular political party- it’s about leaders inability to use reason and compromise in order to make a more functional government.

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By 1951 the 22nd Amendment was passed and instituting term limits on the presidency.

Today, members of Congress may remain in Congress as long as they continue to get elected.   Is it time for that to change?

Please leave your thoughts below– I am about reasoned conversation and open discussion.  We need to be talking about important issues, like the functionality of our government.

Check it out:

https://www.facebook.com/TermLimitsforUSCongress

http://termlimitsforuscongress.com/

Thoughts on Term Limits for U.S. Congress

As the day of petitioning edges closer, I am very curious to your thoughts about Term Limits for U.S. Congress.  I have met some people who are completely on board, but then I come across one or two who are adamantly against it and a few more who just aren’t sure.

Admittedly no idea is perfect– but I am very interested in reading about how others think about the issue.  Please take a moment to comment and share your opinions, thoughts, or questions.  It’s important that we are open to having quality dialogue about issues affecting our country.

As I’ve said before this is not about a particular political party– but about whether it is a good idea to institute a 12 year limit on members of Congress.

Finally– to help activate a discussion about the issue, please take a moment to share a link to this blog or re-blog a post, or tell your friends about what is going on.  Even if they don’t agree, it’s important to raise awareness of what is going on.

We can’t be afraid to have political conversations– if they don’t happen it’s like saying you don’t care about how your life is influenced by a strong and very large government– and you are willingly giving up all your rights and freedoms.  Conversation is one of our most powerful tools.

http://termlimitsforuscongress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TermLimitsforUSCongress

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