12-year Term Limits

Sadly, not every Representative has inherited George Washington's ability to relinquish power. 97% of PAC money goes to incumbents, career politicians who stay in office and keep special interests happy. 

The benefits of a higher Congressional turnover rate are many and varied:

  • It keeps corruption from growing deep roots within government systems and leadership

  • It encourages more participation in our representative democracy

  • It opens up the field for fresh candidates, and fresh ideas

  • Leaders feel urgency to deliver results and leave a positive legacy

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Term limits are a necessary check on the power of our elected representatives. And if our President needs them, so does the legislative branch.