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Should a president serve one six-year term?

DemonChild 2012/08/18 17:56:37
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No, the current two four-year term is fine.
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Would it be better if we eliminated the second term of presidency and extend the first term by 2 more years? Then we could actually get things done with the time without all this bickering and competition (and wasting large amounts of money for second term campaigning).

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  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/18 20:30:51
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    No, but the current president should serve a minimum six-year sentence for crimes against the Constitution.

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  • Minarchist 2012/08/19 17:11:12
    No, the current two four-year term is fine.
    Minarchist
    I would however go for an amendment that does these things:
    1) Repeals 17th amendment reinstates senators appointed from states. 2) Repeals 27th amendment and forces states to pay the wages to pay wages for US house and Senators representing their states, but that no Senator nor house member be paid 125% higher wages than that of the lowest paid house member or senator of any state. Regardless of house or Senate nor any combination thereof, nobody can serve greater than 18 years.
    3) Pension requirements changed from 5 years of service to 12 years of consistant service no matter combnation of house or senate. 4) Only legislators can write regulation.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/08/19 16:15:57
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    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    His minimum sentence should be at least 50 years. He shouldn't even be considered for parole for at least 30 years.
  • Don Leuty 2012/08/19 02:29:50
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    Don Leuty
    Everyone only serve two years, not re-electable.
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2012/08/19 01:39:53
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    Bob, the reasonable one
    hmmm, interesting....anyway, I like that photo of the plane...that's bad ass!!
  • DemonChild Bob, th... 2012/08/19 04:44:29
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    +1
    X-48 ;)
  • Bob, th... DemonChild 2012/08/19 05:03:09
    Bob, the reasonable one
    awesome...just went to wikipedia...I like it!! thanx for the info!! :)
  • goatman112003 2012/08/19 01:29:19
    No, the current two four-year term is fine.
    goatman112003
    If the man is a BOZO then get him out in four better than the pain of six.
  • Picasso's Cat 2012/08/18 23:07:49
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    I think it should be a 2 year term, and NO second term!
    That way it would keep the dumbasses from running, and they wouldn't spend so much money getting elected.
    And it would mean a real loser like Obama or Romney would not be able to totally destroy America before we could kick their dumb ass out of office.
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/08/18 22:06:23
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    Rather than amend the Constitution, cap campaign spending and advertising and have a law about how much time can be spent campaigning.

    A couple of our recent Presidents have showed us how much damage can be done in 4 years; let's not make it worse by not giving people a choice for 6.
  • DoxieDad 2012/08/18 22:03:28
    No, the current two four-year term is fine.
    DoxieDad
    OMG what would the right wingers do if Obie were in office for six straight years. Their heads would explode.
  • Bob, th... DoxieDad 2012/08/19 01:40:48
    Bob, the reasonable one
    well, we watched Dems/Libs/Progs explode for 8 years under Bush....
  • DoxieDad Bob, th... 2012/08/19 03:00:21
    DoxieDad
    And that was fun and productive wasn't it. This social/political split will only get worse if Obama is reelected. Is see no positive outcome for the nation.
  • Htcbm1 2012/08/18 21:37:08
    No, the current two four-year term is fine.
    Htcbm1
    If we change a current plan, then who's to say that we won't change something else!. We have enough problems with the current system, to change it or to lengthen it would make it worse not for the president but for us!...
  • les_gvt 2012/08/18 21:13:01
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    les_gvt
    A lot of the issue is not really the president, near as much as it is the Senate. What we need to do is repeal the 17th Amendment, and put the selection of Senators back where it belongs- the stat houses, instead of popular vote.

    The 17th amendment took the power the states had over the federal government away, and removed that check and balance.

    With the way our government was originally constructed, the Senate and House held the president in check when needed, and since the Senate was not up for election every two years (1/3 of them), they did what was best for their state and the nation, not their next election. The Senators also knew that if they did not do what was in the best interest of the state, they could be recalled by their governor/legislator at any time
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/08/18 21:03:35
    Yes, sounds great
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    I've argued for this many times. The president would immediately out of campaign mode. Moreover, the first two years are a "probation" period and a vote of no-confidence can be called during that time.
  • Scott C 2012/08/18 21:01:30
    No, the current two four-year term is fine.
    Scott C
    You got to be kidding - look at the damage this president has done in one term - there is no way I'd go for that plan - if anything we need to shave two years off.
  • Beat Ma... Scott C 2012/08/18 21:04:14
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    Well, thanks to the current system and morons that the GOP is forcing in America, we're about to get 8 years of him.
  • Scott C Beat Ma... 2012/08/18 21:43:46
    Scott C
    I can only hope you are wrong - we really need a strong third party to rise up and give us better options - one problem we have is everybody vote down party lines rather than vote for the individual. Maybe a no party system would be better?
  • Aurora 2012/08/18 20:48:30
    No, the current two four-year term is fine.
    Aurora
    +1
    Not No but hell no, 4 years is too long if you are wrecking the economy like Obama has.
  • DeborahLakeHelen 2012/08/18 20:36:34
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    If after 3 years the President has kept his promises, and not made the country FUBAR the way Obama has, then he can keep going for 6 years. In Obama's case, we could lock him up after 3 years, and keep him there.
  • Striker 2012/08/18 20:34:14
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    It's too late for tinkering with the myriad of details.
    It is time that this Government of debt and Force was shut down forever.
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/18 20:30:51
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    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    No, but the current president should serve a minimum six-year sentence for crimes against the Constitution.
  • dubbie 2012/08/18 19:24:51
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    Dang sure not while this regime is in there, These last three months are going to be long enough as it is
  • ed 2012/08/18 18:36:10
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    one term is plenty when people put someone like obama in office.
  • ray 2012/08/18 18:07:36
    No, the current two four-year term is fine.
    ray
    +2
    "Then we could actually get things done with the time without all this bickering and competition"
    Obama has created massive damage in three years , taking the forth year off to attempt reelection . It is going to take many years to repair the damage he has done . Perhaps many decades to reinstall faith in America from other nations .

    The Nightmare of Obama with a six year run without restraint makes the skin crawl .
    The devastation Obama would have wreaked in 6 years could have been the collapse of a the nation .
  • Schläue~© 2012/08/18 18:06:58 (edited)
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    I wouldn't be opposed to the 2-year terms our first 7 Presidents had before Washington was sworn in as the first President under the Constitution.
    Obviously, many campaign reforms would have to be made so we weren't mired down in constant ads and bullsh!t.

    2 years is more than enough time to see if we made the right choice or the SOB was lying out their butt.
    If they're doing the job they were elected for, give them 4 consecutive terms.
  • Transquesta 2012/08/18 18:06:33
    Yes, sounds great
    Transquesta
    That's a better plan than the current system.
  • brian.southworth.921 2012/08/18 18:00:48
    Yes, sounds great
    brian.southworth.921
    +1
    Though I'd rather see term limits placed on congress. That's where the true power lies and the majority of wheeling and dealing done.
    But on the presidential topic, at least the population won't be as side tracked every four years with the smoke and mirrors of modern politics.
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/08/18 18:00:15
    No, the current two four-year term is fine.
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    The way we have it seems to be about right. I would suggest eliminating the "Executive Order.

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