Thursday, February 2, 2012

Congressional Term Limits

In light of our recent visit to the office of Williams and Jensen as well as our conversation with Mr. Baker and Mr. Vlossak concerning the gridlock in congress I wanted to bring the idea of Congressional term limits to the fore. Much of the conflict in congress seems to stem from politician’s attempts to secure their own reelection and in doing so moving away from the compromise that is needed to run a nation. When you can be reelected indefinitely it is only logical to protect a lucrative position. Conversely it seems that one’s greatest asset in Washington D.C. is not what you know but who you know and as a result the more senior Congressmen and women are in a much better position to pursue their constituents’ goals. Below I have provided links to three articles which cover both positions and put them in context of the current election.

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