Skip to comments.Two Words that Would Seal Trump’s Deal for Me
Posted on 03/04/2016 10:47:25 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
Term Limits: If Trump adds term limits to his signature issue of immigration then Im instantly a Trumpista
Theories abound, thus far, regarding the increased numbers of voters in the republican primaries as compared to the deflating democrat totals. They include everything from democrats not bothering to cast a ballot because Hillary Clinton is the presumptive heir to Obamas throne, to discontent with their own candidates.
Those of us who have a tendency to sit in the balcony (far outside the Beltway) and observe the antics, bustling and rhetoric of all the candidates, may have arrived at a different viewpoint than the average pundit. Some have touched on it but dismissed the concept with a wave of their better-educated, sometimes supercilious hand.
I am well aware Donald Trump isnt a conservative. Whats more, Ive seen no indication that hes interested in adopting a consistent constitutionally conservative philosophy. Hes the personification of the random walk brought to politics.
I really don’t see how term limits is a presidential issue - term limits would have to come from Congress approving an amendment and having that amendment ratified by the states.
How does he know that Trump will really mean what he says?
If he were to push term limits, his election would be sealed.
If Trump adds an issue that he has zero control over, the writer vows to become a Trumpista? Well gosh, that's logical.
He doesnt. But the hard core Trump followers dont really care about that.
Can’t push for term limits now, without losing congressional support.
Yes, we need Term Limits on immigration...................Two Years max then go home....................
Really would be curious if this was proposed and sent to the states for ratification. Frankly, I think the ‘people’ would be on board for limits. I’ve been screaming for term limits for 25 years in addition to the Prez being neutered politically once elected. I am so freaking tired of seeing the Prez going on an official trip to California to award little Johnny his Patrol of the Year award but also attending 3 fund raisers for whichever party. When elected, he president of all, not just one political party.
You beat me to it.
Furthermore congress is NOT going to term-limit themselves, regardless of what Trump says about it.
This is good news.
We’re now into the “Bargaining” phase of denial!!!
After all, politicians get themselves elected to federal office to legally steal peoples money though unconstitutonal federal taxes.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
Ater all, stealing money through unconstitutional federal taxes is easier than robbing banks for a living.
Not going to happen....
That's what elections are for...
Term limits are stupid.
You need experienced legislators to make deals and marshall objectives to completion.
In regards to Trump, .....what limit?
He can only live at 1600 Pennsylvania twice....
To be a citizen...and vote, you must know English...so why are ballots in different languages???
Once upon a time, I believed in term limits.
Now I believe in giving our elected representatives in all levels of government nothing, or at most a cot, an airline pass, a bus pass and 3 squares.
Term limits only empower the bureaucrats who will become the mainstay as the seat changes hands over and over again.
Just stop making it possible to make a career out of being a politician and it will self correct.
Presidents say they will push for a balanced budget amendment as part of their campaign promises so why not a term limits amendment?
And how, exactly, would a President accomplish term limits on Congress? Executive Order?
That was exactly what I was thinking. How does the president control term limits?
The best a president could do is promise to sign a bill that had term limits.
The president is not the king.
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