Given just how far our public servants have strayed from the path, it’s about time that someone on the inside put their foot down.
It’s all in the name, really: Public servants. These roles were designed for our nation’s most capable and trustworthy citizens to endure for a temporary time, ever-rotating to allow for the most diversity of thought.
Instead, after years of letting the congressional cowards have their way, we have a ruling class, no less oppressive than a monarchy or Royal Family. The sheer number of millionaires in Congress should attest to this fact.
Make no mistake about it, the government isn’t interested in anything but your money.
How did we get here? For one, we allowed certain members of this Congressional Monarchy, (patent pending), to be re-elected as often as their campaign managers and donors could afford to.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would set term limits on members of Congress.Advertisement - story continues below
“For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people,” Cruz said in a news release. “Term limits on members of Congress offer a solution to the brokenness we see in Washington, D.C. It is long past time for Congress to hold itself accountable. I urge my colleagues to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification.”
U.S. senators would be limited to two six-year terms and members of the U.S. House of Representatives would be capped at three two-year terms, according to the amendment introduced Thursday. Cruz introduced a similar proposal in January 2017.
Rooney had harsh words as well.
“The American people support term limits by an overwhelming margin. I believe that as lawmakers, we should follow the example of our Founding Fathers, Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who refused to consider public service as a career,” Rooney said in the release. “Our history is replete with examples of leaders who served their country for a time and returned to private life, or who went on to serve in a different way.”
What is so beautiful about this legislation, however, is not what it will achieve in success, but what it will achieve in failure.
Should the bill fall, it will be extremely simple to pick out those currently in Congress who support the further disenfranchisement of the American working class, in favor of the Capitol Hill fat cat lifestyle.