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GOP Sen. Cruz, Rep. Rooney introduce constitutional amendment to impose term limits on Congress
CNN ^ | January 4, 2019 | Jamie Ehrlich

Posted on 01/04/2019 9:56:27 PM PST by conservative98

Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican Rep. Francis Rooney proposed a Constitutional amendment on Thursday that would impose term limits on members of both houses of Congress.

The amendment, co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and David Perdue (R-Ga.), would restrict senators to two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms. A similar amendment was proposed by Cruz in January of 2017.

"For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people," Cruz said. "Term limits on members of Congress offer a solution to the brokenness we see in Washington, D.C. It is long past time for Congress to hold itself accountable. I urge my colleagues to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amendment; congress; cruz; govtabuse; mikelee; perdue; rooney; rubio; tedcruz; termlimits
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1 posted on 01/04/2019 9:56:27 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Beard still looking good!
2 posted on 01/04/2019 9:58:28 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

I’m shocked CNN reported it, and fully expect it to go absolutely nowhere. “Please sign here to quit your job.”

They don’t represent us. They represent themselves. They have made this crystal clear.


3 posted on 01/04/2019 10:01:13 PM PST by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: conservative98

PS Some Democrats are backing the idea — including Robert Francis (aka “Beto” O’Rourke.)


4 posted on 01/04/2019 10:01:22 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Worthless waste of time. Cruz knows this has absolutely no chance of going anywhere,


5 posted on 01/04/2019 10:03:46 PM PST by caltaxed
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To: conservative98

I like news stories like this. More please.


6 posted on 01/04/2019 10:04:03 PM PST by Mr. N. Wolfe
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To: TheZMan

They could write it so that current members are not included. That would certainly give it a higher chance of passage.


7 posted on 01/04/2019 10:04:34 PM PST by Nateman (If the left is not screaming, you are doing it wrong)
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To: TheZMan
Ted Cruz grows a beard and CNN starts reporting on his good ideas. Coincidence? I think not. 😀
8 posted on 01/04/2019 10:04:39 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Aren’t you guys getting the joke??? Really???


9 posted on 01/04/2019 10:07:19 PM PST by jdsteel (Americans are Dreamers too!!!)
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To: Nateman

That is a very good point.


10 posted on 01/04/2019 10:08:07 PM PST by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: conservative98

This is a good idea, but too ambitious. They need to start with something more palatable to the current members, like limiting the number of terms for members in congress to say 50 terms. Of course, this would mean Pelosi would still be term limited out.


11 posted on 01/04/2019 10:20:07 PM PST by Flick Lives
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To: TheZMan

It may not go anywhere but we’ll find out who the deep staters are. Trump can call them on it and do a Bill Clinton “Your time is up”


12 posted on 01/04/2019 10:20:24 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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For some, zero years is the right limit to impose.


13 posted on 01/04/2019 10:26:21 PM PST by Peter ODonnell (I taught AOC everything she knows, and it only took five minutes)
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For some, zero years is the right limit to impose.


14 posted on 01/04/2019 10:26:21 PM PST by Peter ODonnell (I taught AOC everything she knows, and it only took five minutes)
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To: conservative98

Term Limits AND Recall in place for each and every level of politician AND judge is, badly, needed, asap!


15 posted on 01/04/2019 10:31:32 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: conservative98

Thank you, Ted.

It most likely won’t pass, but it needed to be put before Congress and the people anyway.


16 posted on 01/04/2019 10:36:06 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: conservative98

A bit of scruff is a really good look for Ted.


17 posted on 01/04/2019 10:37:21 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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NO NO NO

Any Californian can tell you what happened after we imposed term limits on the legislature. The swamp, the lobbyists, the staffers all those who survived across term limits became the power base.

We cannot allow this to happen to congress.

18 posted on 01/04/2019 10:38:27 PM PST by newzjunkey (Are we tired of winning yet?)
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Worthless waste of time. Cruz knows this has absolutely no chance of going anywhere,

No, it won't pass, but it's far from a waste of time.

If we don't keep banging on this door, it will never break.

Repetition and persistence will win the day.

19 posted on 01/04/2019 10:41:46 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: Nateman
They could write it so that current members are not included. That would certainly give it a higher chance of passage.

That's a damn good idea. Word it so that the new term limits only apply to those who are newly elected after the bill is signed into law.

That way it's not a total shock to business as usual, but over time, all congress members will be term limited.

20 posted on 01/04/2019 10:51:50 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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