A group to support organizing for Term limits for the elected representatives, judges and officers of the United States Amendment of the Democracy and Human Right Amendments.
Term limits are controversial, but the nation finds itself in a current state where the older generation holds much of the power and is making decisions that adversely affect the succeeding generations. To engender a more active citizenry we need some churn in positions of power and authority. An initial take on term limits follows:
- House of Representatives - 12 years (6 total terms)
- Senate - 18 years (3 total terms), no more than 20 years for those who took office mid-term.
- Federal judges including Justices of the Supreme Court - 20 years in any one position.
These term limits allow qualified and responsive leaders to make their way through successive degrees of responsibility while not becoming entrenched in any one power center. In the legislative bodies, it allows leadership positions to be better tied to merit as opposed to seniority.