I will go to Washington D.C. and work in support of the implementation of term limits. I firmly believe however, that law or no law, there is no excuse for not doing what is RIGHT. There was no law limiting George Washington to just two presidential terms, but he knew what was OBVIOUSLY best for the nation. At no time during the establishment of our country were politics meant to be a career choice. We were to be represented by citizen statesmen. They were to sacrifice themselves for the common good, serve their country, then return home to their work.
Term limits imposed on congressional members is not a new concept. The U.S. House of Representatives took up a measure to impose term limits on Congress in 1997, but it fell short of the support needed for passage. In 2012, the U.S. Senate also rejected a congressional term limits measure.
Currently there are two simultaneous attempts at making this concept into law.
- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, proposed a constitutional amendment with U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., Feb 2017 Read about it
- Rep. Gov. Greg Abbott (TX) wants to circumvent Congress altogether by invoking the other method for amending the U.S. Constitution: assembling a convention of states. By law, if 34 states ask for a constitutional convention, they may meet to consider changes. Any amendment would require the support of at least 38 states to become law.Read about it
I will work in support of all efforts to limit congressional terms, however not all good decisions need to be legislated. As such if I am elected, and if I were to have the opportunity, I will not serve more than 3 consecutive terms.