I believe the biggest political problem in America is the career politician. I believe we need a change now, and across-the-board term limits are the answer. For a Congressman, 4 two-year terms are enough. Senators should be restricted to 2 six-year terms. A career politician is normally a lawyer who runs for a local office and climbs the ladder to the state level and then on to senator, congressman, or some other national office.
Once in place, they are anchored there until death, or so it seems. Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) had been a Senator for 50 years, 10 months, 16 days Strom Thurmond (R-SC) had been a Senator for 47 years, 5 months, 17 days Daniel K.Inouye (D-HI) has been a Senator for 46 years, 10 months, 16 days Working in the senate for 50 yrs making $100K+ salary hardly sounds like a direct representation of the people. Career politicians care about power, and keeping it, more than anything else. The money and good they bring to their voting constituents means winning election after election. Power brings fame and fortune. It also brings corruption and forever being locked in their high elite tower.
This is not right! The time for the career politician to go is long overdue! Many of our Founding Fathers believed that serving the people was a part-time profession: serve a few years and then return to your profession. Political service was hardly seen as an occupation. Congressmen, senators, governors and Presidents should be made up of teachers, business owners, bus drivers, doctors, pilots, engineers, and any other profession you can think of. Today most are lawyers. They are supposed to be representatives of the people. The only people being represented are lawyers. We need our leaders from backgrounds as diverse as we are, as the citizens of this great country.
As your Senator, I will fight to end the political corruption in our system. The US Congress should be a revolving door of fresh ideas. I believe every generation deserves the opportunity to govern themselves. It’s time to elect a new generation of leaders! “Every generation needs a new revolution” – Thomas Jefferson