In 1951 the twenty-second amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, establishing term limits for U.S. Presidents. I’m not going to go into the history of this amendment, but I do believe it is a good idea.
In fact, I think it’s such a good idea that I’d like to see a similar amendment establishing term limits for Congress, setting a two term lifetime limit on both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Of course that’s pretty much a pipe dream. No one in congress is likely to propose such an amendment. Even if they did, it would probably never reach a floor vote. And if it did, it wouldn’t pass and be presented to the states for ratification.
But there is another way.
Just as many so-called “blue states” want to do an end run around the constitutionally mandated electoral college by taking advantage of the clause, “Each state shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct…” and choosing their electors based on the national popular vote, the people of the several states can institute their own term limits on Congress. All they need do is not vote in favor of anyone running for the office in excess of the voter imposed term limits.
Yeah, sure. Like that’s gonna happen.
Hey a conservative in Utah can dream about getting rid of Mitt Romney can’t he?