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To limit terms or not to, that is the question. There has been recent controversy about the debate whether congress should have term limits or not. As of yet, there are currently no term limits. For example, Senator Robert Byrd was elected the first time in 1959, and he still holds his seat. Although there has been many amendments proposed, none have ever received the two-thirds majority in each house of Congress to send the amendment on to be ratified. “Those who advocate limiting the number of terms members of congress may serve argue that incumbents have advantages that make it nearly impossible for challengers to unseat them, thereby limiting the ‘real’ choice of voters” (Rourke, pg. 148). It is assumed that if someone is elected into Congress, it is highly likely he or she will be re- elected again. During the years between 1980 and 2006, 90 percent of all the incumbent members of Congress sought another term, and most incumbents win by large margins. (Rourke, pg.148). In my opinion, if the society is satisfied with the performance of the Senate or Representative
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course POS 2041 taught by Professor Rosenson during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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