Political Term Limits

“I 100% agree that each publicly elected official should have a term limit. While I support experience and find it often very valuable, fresh approaches and ideas are important. It is sad that very good honest and solid performing elected officials have to move on but I feel it is important for the benefit of America. This requires careful consideration and wording.”

In May 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5–4 in U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton, 514 U.S. 779 (1995), that states cannot impose term limits upon their federal Representatives or Senators. Under the Constitution, members of the United States Senate may serve an unlimited number of six-year terms and members of the House of Representatives may serve an unlimited number of two-year terms. Therefore this change must be made at the federal level.