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Deborah

In Reply To
mtyoung

Subj: Re: no
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 at 03:29:39 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: no
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 11:13:12 pm EST

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> > > > The President is evaulated every 4 years, and if the people dont want him, they dont elect him.
> > > >
> > > Ditto Congress.
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> > Congressional stagnation. Over 90% of all congressmen are re-elected. Stagnation leads to corruption.
> >
> > The Presidency has term limits, why not congresS?
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> \:\) IMO, both already have term limits. They're called the next election. ;\) If people don't vote them out of office, there isn't a reason for them to leave.

The next election isnt a term limit 90% of the time.

And lets face it, people dont elect the best politician for the job, they elect the person most persuasive, or the richest, or the person with the most connections.

> Not at all. Maybe I wasn't clear either. I simply meant a person on active duty can't run for president. Any president has to be *former* (not current) military.

Can you be in the military and run for an elected position? I dont think you can, but I dont really know.

> As to never having served: Washington, Grant, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy all come to mind. And I know I'm missing a lot more.

And I would counter with Lincoln, FDR, Jefferson, Wilson, Truman, and Madison. I chose those because they were in a list of top 10 greatest Presidents. I would think that very few, Presidents were career military men (washington the only one I can think of off hand, maybe Eisenhower?). I would think most were only in the military to fight in a war (JFK, TR, USG)

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> The next election isnt a term limit 90% of the time.

Yes, it still is. If people don't vote them out of office, that means they don't want them out of office. And if they want them there, they can stay. What you are talking about is both artificial and arbitrary. Why should anyone be forced out of an elected position when the electorate wants them to stay?

And yes, I know why there are term limits for the office of president. IMO, they are also artificial and arbitrary and might or might not serve a (or the intended) purpose.

> And I would counter with Lincoln, FDR, Jefferson, Wilson, Truman, and Madison. I chose those because they were in a list of top 10 greatest Presidents. I would think that very few, Presidents were career military men (washington the only one I can think of off hand, maybe Eisenhower?). I would think most were only in the military to fight in a war (JFK, TR, USG)

:) And that's fine. I was merely pointing out that there were presidents *with* military experience.


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