Congress was meant to be a citizen legislature. Our representatives were supposed to go to Washington, serve for a short time, then return to live under the laws they made. This vision has been lost. Congress is now a haven for career politicians who put their own power, perks and privileges ahead of public service. Even worse, they are impossible to unseat thanks to cozy connections with lobbyists and special interests. This broken system needs repair. U.S. Term Limits is fighting to call a convention under Article V of the Constitution to propose an amendment for Term Limits on the U.S. House and Senate. If we do not act now, we may never be able to bring back government of, by and for the people.
Congress has a 13 percent approval rating, but a 95% re-election rate. That’s because our elected leaders can abuse their power to keep away electoral challenges, which transfers power away from citizens and into the hands of unaccountable career politicians. Won’t you help us break this cycle, by signing the online petition below?
Whereas, Congress ratings are at an historic low point; and
Whereas, the American people no longer trust career politicians who run for reelection over and over again; and
Whereas, members of Congress seem to care more about pandering to campaign contributors and special interest groups than representing their constituents; and
Whereas, election rules and government power have been perverted so that it has become almost impossible for the people to vote their elected representatives out of office; and
Whereas, 84% of the American people support term limits; and
Whereas, Congress will not vote for an amendment to term limit itself; and
Whereas, Article V of the Constitution allows for states to bypass Congress to propose the amendment through Convention; and
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that I do hereby support a Term Limits Convention to enact a constitutional amendment for term limits on members of the U.S. Senate and on members of The House of Representatives.