Time for Term Limits, Civic Duty is Lacking in our Nation. January 23, 2017Posted by Coonsey in Uncategorized.
It’s time for Term Limits for all legislators. Americans that can vote are either refusing to do so because they don’t think their votes count or they simply just don’t care to take the time to get ‘involved’. The people that do vote pretty much just repeat vote, vote for the name they recognize. Because of that, we have legislators that have been in office for 30-40 years getting nothing accomplished or causing constant gridlock.
If a legislator knows they only have 8-12 years (2 years each for Representative (4 elections) and 6 years each Senator (2 elections)) to serve, they will likely work harder to get things done. I think it would be appropriate if they were to run again at a later date and after their initial terms are up; but only after being in public sector for at least 5-10 years to get a reminder of what it’s like in the real world.
Perhaps they also need to be graded or have an evaluation done ever so often like at any job. Not sure how they could be evaluated, perhaps by days worked, votes missed, number of bills sponsored or written. Why shouldn’t they be, almost every job I’ve ever worked at I got a yearly evaluation. I know State employees are evaluated, legislators should be too. The evaluation should be publicized as well.