Gotta love Senator Ted Cruz for taking the opposite approach of President Biden, which involves not staying in Washington, D.C. for half a century, largely to garner skeptical foreign deals it seems.
Not to mention the good old Clintons, who have also transformed the nation into their personal piggy bank while paving the path for the ghastly Obamas and Bidens of the twenty first century.
In fact, Cruz has just taken rather stark preventative measures to prevent future generations of Clintons and Obamas, chiefly through the introduction of an amendment that makes explicit allowances for extremely clear term limits.
Section 1 of the amendment takes direct aim at the House of Representatives.
“No person who has served 3 terms as a Representative shall be eligible for election to the House of Representatives. For purposes of this section, the election of a person to fill a vacancy in the House of Representatives shall be included as 1 term in determining the number of terms that such person has served as a Representative if the person fills the vacancy for more than 1 year,” the amendment states.
Translation: Had this amendment been passed decades ago, as it should have, Madame Pelosi would have never retained the power she did for so long.
Section 2 also takes direct aim at the Senate.
“No person who has served 2 terms as a Senator shall be eligible for election or appointment to the Senate. For purposes of this section, the election or appointment of a person to fill a vacancy in the Senate shall be included as 1 term in determining the number of terms that such person has served as a Senator if the person fills the vacancy for more than 3 years,” the amendment continued.
Translation: Had this amendment been passed decades ago, as it should have, Emperor Biden would not have been in the Senate for nearly as long, and, in all likelihood, would have not ascended to the presidency today.
And, in fairness, Cruz also included a Section 3, which offers some relief to aspiring career politicians currently in power now.
“No term beginning before the date of the ratification of this article shall be taken into account in determining eligibility for election or appointment under this article,” the amendment added generously before concluding.
Three simple sections, yet such profound implications for democracy in America.
Cruz also emphasized the importance of this amendment in a statement to the Daily Wire.
“Term limits bring about accountability that is long overdue and I urge my colleagues to advance this amendment along to the states so that it may be quickly ratified and become a constitutional amendment,” Cruz mused.
“Term limits are critical to fixing what’s wrong with Washington, D.C.,” Cruz continued, “the Founding Fathers envisioned a government of citizen legislators who would serve for a few years and return home, not a government run by a small group of special interests and lifelong, permanently entrenched politicians who prey upon the brokenness of Washington to govern in a manner that is totally unaccountable to the American people.”
Absolutely correct. The Founding Fathers also did not envision endless terms for the same president, Russia- and China-style, which is exactly why the 22nd amendment was passed in the early twentieth century.
“No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once,” the amendment declared.
With any luck, the Constitution will be amended to remove the lifelong politicial involvement of the Clintons, Obamas, Bidens … and all those who aspire to follow in their path.
Author: Jane Jones