CottageFarm wrote:J&D Cattle wrote:Caustic Burno wrote:There is a bigger problem here with the thieve's of government that have been stealing from us for decades.
There should be no such thing as a career politician, term limits need set. So many of these jackoff's have never worked in the real world for an extended period of time. Public servant my a$$. They are pocketing a nice check, dam nice health care, and a wonderful retirement all at our expense while wining, dinning, and screwing the American public!!!
If only people would exercise the right they already have to limit a politians term, we wouldn't have to worry about it. The SCOTUS has already ruled on this issue. Setting term limits was deemed unconstitutional based on the fact that the people have the right to vote for whomever they choose. It's also redundant, in that we also have the right to NOT VOTE THEM BACK INTO OFFICE.
I believe the case you're referring to arose when some states attempted to limit the terms of their US Congessmen and Senators. The Supreme Court struck those laws down, stating that laws enacted by states cannot supercede the US Constitution. Term limits for the US Congress could still happen, but it would take a constitutional amendment, as it did for limiting the president's terms.
There are two ways to amend the Constitution. The only one that's been used so far is a 2/3 vote by both the House and Senate followed by ratification by 3/4 of the state legislatures. Doubtful that will ever happen. The other way is a Constitutional Convention called by 2/3 of the state's legislatures, again followed by ratification by 3/4 of the states. I'm guessing that's our only hope, and even that will be an uphill battle.