There are many reasons why I love U.S. Senator Ted Cruz . The most recent case of this is his intention to push a constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits starting next year when a new Congress is sworn in.
Cruz and Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis both explain their proposition in an op-ed from the Washington Post on Friday.
Below is a portion of their article:
On Election Day, the American people made a resounding call to “drain the swamp” that is modern Washington. Yet on Capitol Hill, we seem mired in the same cycle of complacency: The game hasn’t changed, and the players remain the same. Thankfully, there’s a solution available that, while stymied by the permanent political class, enjoys broad public support: congressional term limits.
Both men go on to specify on a plan to have a limit of three and two terms for members in the House and Senate, respectfully.
As soon as the 115th Congress convenes, both of us will move to restore accountability among the entrenched Washington establishment by introducing a constitutional amendment to limit the number of terms that a member of Congress can serve to three in the House and two in the Senate.
I think this would be a terrific idea and would take a lot of corruption out of politics. Politicians being in office for endless decades should and must come to an end, and with a lot of prayers and grassroots efforts, there is always a chance to pass this. Let’s hope so.