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Why We Need Term Limits - The First Step to Limited Government

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Obviously, a congressman that can't even LIMIT his own term is NOT going to LIMIT the entire government.

So term limits is the absolute first Act that MUST be accomplished, and the term should be equal to the president's term: no more than 8 years.

The next thing such a congress must accomplish is it must enact legislation to forbid corporate money from entering politics. This means ONLY flesh and blood people should be permitted to make campaign contributions. If the money from corporations is removed from politics, the cost to run an election will drop dramatically. This will then open the door for a broader, more representative, cross section of the public to enter office. Right now Congress and the Executive is mostly filled with rich guys and lawyers. This is NOT a representative sampling to WE THE PEOPLE.

Obviously the definition of "person" and "speech" -- as handed down by the S-court, were erroneous. A corporation is NOT a "person" and MONEY is NOT "speech." Thus a corporation has NO business contributing money to elections. BUT if we deem a corporation NOT a person -- and the Constitution says PEOPLE should pay uniform taxes -- obviously corporations, not being PEOPLE, should thus NOT pay taxes. So all corporate taxes should be dropped. It's as unfair to business people to double tax them through corporations as it is to allow half of the taxpayers to get away with paying zero taxes. So BOTH the democrats and republicans are acting like idiots and morons in arguing past each other on these points.

A 7.5% flat tax across-the-board; no corporate taxation; term limits and no corporate money in politics, will bring the government back in the direction of the original intent of the Founders. And believe me, this will be painful. But it must be done, because a full, frontal, bloody revolution would be even MORE painful. And wars, all wars, no matter how "just" they are pronounced, always destroy much more than they create in the way of "technological advancement for humanity." So wars must be stopped, and the weapons that governments have psychotically stockpiled, at some point, MUST be destroyed.


The problem is, as mentioned above, the blood-sucking parasite has all the guns, so this brings up some of the other things that would need to happen. Yes, our term-limited Congress must legislate yet more self-sacrificing Acts or voters may have to start again voting incumbents out to "uncle them" into the next "programs."

The next program would be a choice: the Federal Reserve System is audited and abolished OR a Constitutional amendment would have to be passed making it illegal for the federal and state governments from borrowing money.

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