Participants in our nonpartisan, issue-neutral workshops and surveys listed term limits
among the Top 3 things they think would make the biggest difference in TermLimits3restoring their trust and confidence in our democratic process.

And for at least two decades, approximately 75% of Americans polled said they wanted term limits for federal lawmakers. Please vote on the following SAMPLE proposed amendment provided to launch the citizen drafting process.  

TL1 – No one shall serve in the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives or Supreme Court for a combined total of more than 12 years.  (23 words)

Please vote YES or NO on the proposal.
If you vote NO, tell us what it would take, if anything, to make the proposal acceptable to you.

You may vote immediately without reviewing the supporting facts and FAQs.  [polldaddy survey=”AE8C9DECC52454CB” type=”button” title=”Vote here” style=”rounded” text_color=”FFFFFF” back_color=”0E0775″]

Or you may first review the supporting facts and FAQS—and then vote.

Please send any other proposed constitutional amendments addressing term limits–and share this with anyone you wish. They can find it here.

Thank you!!

Blair Henry

5 Comments

    • David Lenci

      Blair: I would be more in favor of this proposal without the term limits on the Supreme Court.
      –Dave

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      • Blair Henry

        Thanks Dave. A separate SAMPLE proposed amendment for the Supreme Court is forthcoming.

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        • Adelaide

          It’s great to find an expert who can exalipn things so well

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    • gmoke

      Term limits are a pernicious and stupid idea. If you limit the terms of elected representatives, you guarantee that the institutional memory of your governing bodies reside with the staffs, the official bureaucracy, or, may Universe have mercy on us all, lobbyists. I oppose, unequivocally, the imposition of term limits for elected representatives.

      If you want to make sure that incumbents don’t have unfair advantages, outlaw gerrymandering or go back to one aspect of the original Athenian democracy, choose representatives by lottery. I am in favor of both.

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      • Blair Henry

        Thanks. SAMPLE proposed amendments on Fair Elections (incl. gerrymandering and a lottery process) are forthcoming.

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