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  •  BOTTOM LINE, TOO... (0+ / 0-)

    is this: Could Congress POSSIBLY be ANY worse than it is now?

    Answer: Not a chance. Our current 'legislator for life' system is absolutely broken. There is no way to defend it.

    Whackos get their info thru the Christian right. We'll bring them out to vote against something and make sure the public lets the whole thing slip past them.

    by chemsmith on Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 01:45:34 PM PDT

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    •  I am not defending this Congress. (0+ / 0-)

      I am attacking the American electorate for failing to step up to the plate and make real decisions about who is best for this country.  That is very different.

      The bottom line is that you may not really understand that the balance of power is not just between the three branches of government.  The balance of power is reflected throughout our traditions and governmental structure.  

      The lobbyists would enjoy much more power under your scenario than you could obviously conceive.  KingOneEye offered up a very good example of how term limits have done serious dammage in California already.  Term limits limit our ability to say who should be in charge.  That is a problem.  But until you find a politician that you really respect and hold dear for their work, you may not ever be able to grasp what you would give up with arbitrary term limits that do no reflect the will of the people.

    •  Oh and yes this Congress could be worse. (0+ / 0-)

      If we had term limits it would be a nightmare well beyond this situation.

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