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  • Yes, power corrupts. It is said that civilization begins when the power of love replaces the love of power. You could switch that and say that civilization ends when the love of power replaces the power of love. However, though by large many crave and do anything that is needed for even the chance of power or more power, that does not excuse us on the personal basis from not choosing to embrace the power of love over the love of power.
  • Absolutely positively yes to both. Power does corrupt. Prime example, the alleged stimulus package(s). Almost EVERY member of the house banking committee has taken contributions/bribes from the same banks that they're bailing out with our money and not specifing how the bank should use it. Unfortunately the only way that the Congress can be term limited is by the people rising up and ammending the Constitution. That bunch of thieves isn't going to vote to put themselves out of office and off of the gravy train they've built for themselves. I wouldn't put it past them to try and fight it in court saying that an ammendment to the constitution might not be constitutional. Honorable and humble men, it seems to me, step aside and allow their countrymen a turn as representative. Honorable and humble? Gee, that only leaves dishonorable and arrogant.
  • Yes and yes.
  • "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." ,,Lord Acton.....
  • A century ago, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton--or simply known as Lord Acton--concerned with what he perceived as a threat to freedom from "centralized governmental absolutism", said: "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely". We could probably find the answer--if we don't have it yet--to your 2nd question if we can answer the question of how far down that road our government has alredy gone.
  • Term limits are absolutely necessary. If those schmucks in Congress had to come out and live like the rest of us with hospitals closing because of illegal immigrants for instance, they'd be more careful about the laws they pass.
  • Power corrupts absolutely. But it rocks absolutely too. No.
  • Yes power deeply corrupts. Senate and House terms should be limited to at the most 4 terms = 8 years, not a single one more. This endless dragging of the terms is what makes our congress what it is, good for nothing and corrupt. We desperately need to be able to vote out all the actual ones and have them renewed.
  • Yes...BUT...whenever someone gets elected by saying they will support term limits, they change their mind once they get in there and become part of the "club".
  • Yes, our political masters are intoxicated with their own sense of power. They seem to have assumed an attitude of entitlement regarding their position. I have never seem such arrogance.
  • Yes, the limit should be 4 years and not a day more.
  • Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. The founding fathers never intended in creating career politicians. It is the main place where we screwed up democracy. Think about it. Why would they create a ruling class when they just fought a war to get rid of it.
  • Yes, and Yes,both the House and Senate should have terms limits! They should be 2 years for the House and 4 for the Senate! Recalls should be automatic and extremely easy for their constituents to enact!
  • I say 2 years and not a day more.Don't give them time to get their tentacles into the system .Yes it corrupts.
  • No. Term limits curtail my right as a voter. As a voter I have the right to vote for whom ever I choose, and provided they meet the criterion for the job (legal resident, proper age) should they get the majority of the vote, assume (or retain) the office.
  • yes, power does corrupt, thus the principle of minority rights and a filibuster. no the terms should not be limited, even for the president. in my humble opinion the 22nd amendment is completely unconstitutional. if the american people want to elect someone then they should have the right to no matter how many times it happens to be
  • power hunger is corrupt...ALL POWER is .....the government, politician, etc. it corrupts...satan was hungry for God's power...a man has struggled for power and control ever since.... government was not formed to "power over the states" ..they just took the power of control....with our money.... we are giving it back though, the can keep the money, we keep the control... power has always corrupted, look at Hussein, Hitler, Clinton, (hilary & bill)....:)
  • Yes. No. I find it strange that term limits questions only come about when Democrats are in the majority.
  • Yes term limits are needed to keep fresh ideas within our government rather than have so many of the chair warmers we do that dont do anything but worry about staying in office . If there were term limits you would know being elected you need to get in and get what you hope to done rather than trying to figure out how to grow roots in the chair

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