If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on U.S. representatives, U.S. senators, and federal judges.
Why we should term-limit Congress and the federal judiciary
- Incumbent politicians have numerous advantages over challengers, including name recognition, seniority, franking privileges, and large war chests funded by special interests.
- As a result, many politicians become deeply entrenched and near impossible to unseat removing their need to compete in elections. Sometimes they refuse to debate their opponents.
- A growing number of incumbents go completely unchallenged. No other names appear on the ballot for their race.
- Lack of competition in elections for public office severely undermines democracy, giving voters very little say in policy decisions.
- Long-term incumbents grant undue influence to special interests due to the deep ties they establish with their lobbyists. This further diminishes the influence of everyday Americans.
- Long-term incumbents develop ties with mainstream media, giving both incumbents and media elitists more influence in elections. This also diminishes the influence of everyday voters.
- Imposing term limits will foster competition and representative government that serves the people, not special interests.
- No one is entitled to rule over another person, nor to elect someone who can rule over another. Term limits are a reasonable and necessary restraint on government power.