Then it makes a full circle because Congress can then remove the presidents

Then it makes a full circle because congress can then

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given to the president who can veto it, putting it out of commission, or pass it. Then, it makes a full circle because Congress can then remove the president’s veto if a larger proportion agrees the veto was unnecessary. Each branch needs the other one to be successful and has an equal balance of power within the government—so why are they treated different in respect to their terms? There is a limit on the number of terms the president can be in office for, but no limit for Supreme Court justices or member of the House or Senate. Following the idea of these equal
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powers, all members should need a limit for their time in office. Representatives serve a small span of two years per term, so the limit on the amount of terms they can serve for does not need to be a small number, but there should be a restriction. The longest a member of the House of Representatives has remained in the House currently stands at over 59 years, which is nearly 30 terms. The longest-standing Senator was in office for over 51 years, which is 8.5 terms. A president is allowed in office for a maximum of two terms, or 8 years. The allowance of Senators and members of the House to remain as a large integral part of the government at one of the highest positions should not be allowed without more checks on their election processes. It is unfair and unequal in comparison to the president, who holds just as much power as members of congress due to the system that the Founding Fathers created.
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  • Fall '17
  • Separation of Powers, Supreme Court of the United States, President of the United States, United States Congress, United States House of Representatives

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