|Term Limits: Pros and Cons|
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Civics teaches that in The United States, the President serves a maximum of two terms. The fact is that it did not change until 1951. Franklin D. Roosevelt was President of The United States for a total of three terms, and unless Congress ratifies the Twenty-Second Amendment, again, he will be the only person ever to serve more than two terms. The same limits do not apply to most other federal, state, or local government officials.
Concentrating on Congress
Members of Congress do not have a term limit. The debate continues to grow with both pros and cons to limiting how long a Senator or Representative serves in Congress. For example, Democrat Robert Byrd, West Virginia, served as a Senator for fifty-one years. In the same regard, Democrat John Dingel, Michigan, is the longest-serving member of The House of Representative at fifty-three years.
Term Limits for All: Pros & Cons
No clear cut answer to the term limit debate is apparent. Politician and trustworthy do not generally go together. However, term limits would cause experienced leadership to step down, but the lack of term limits also allows the corrupt to stay in office for their entire life.
by Anita W
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