“Term Limits” Mean – We The People Control
Commentary by TLB Contributing Writer: Ken LaRive
Back in January, 2013, Louisiana’s Senator Dave Vitter (R-LA) introduced a Constitutional amendment that would limit the number of Congressional terms to three in the House of Representatives, and two in the Senate. Of all of the debate by we the people, it seems this singular suggestion is the most viable to take this country back from the traitorous dysfunction of cronyism that is paralyzing our country.
Phil Blumel, president of U.S. Term Limits, the nation’s largest term limits advocacy group, called on Congress to send the Constitutional Amendment to the states for them to decide saying, “The public clearly wants term limits, and it is the ultimate conflict of interest for federal elected officials to prevent the states from making the decision on whether their own terms should be limited.”
At about the same time Joe Lieberman went on record to concur, and after 24 years in office is saying he supports term limits. Too many oppose, or it would now be law, and it doesn’t take a genius to answer why.
A Gallop Poll of that time indicated that the American people would vote for congressional term limits by a 75-21 margin. and though no new polls have been released after the Government shutdown occurred, let there be no doubt that number has grown exponentially.
Our own Senator Vitter was reacting to this dissatisfaction with Congress, and thankfully he was not the only one. Rand Paul has been very outspoken for years on this matter, and a conservative star has emerged, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is bringing the issue forward with new verve. His past, 21 hour filibuster against Obama care indeed captivated the Liberty movement. But opposition is powerful, and without public support for term limits, a profound outcry, elites will continue to ignore it.
The frustration and fear of a tyrannical government who not only ignores the will of the people, but undermines the very concept of a Constitutional Republic based on law, has to be stopped, and there is no more viable way than to impose term limits. Never did our founders advocate a lifetime position for Congress, as that entrenchment grows to promote intransitive abuse of power. It is a formidable power, where their welfare takes president over We The People.
Term limits will give this nation an adrenaline shot in the arm, as there would be in influx of new talent, unbound and untainted by corporate lobbyists, banking consortium, and many other hooks, who intimidate and outright buy their support. It is a revolution of the intellect, a liberty revolution, and it demands a new Contract with America.
Term limits will offer Capital Hill a new perspective, and bring back the standard of our American Republic that once made us the beacon of the world. Liberty is not free. It has to be taken from those individuals and corporations who entrench themselves with power, and considered above the law. We must stand together to make this happen. We must put aside our petty differences for the common good, the good of the United States of America.
The United States of America, one nation, under God…
We had that once, and we can have it again. All we have to do is stand up and rattle our cage. Rattle our cage until all of the bars fall away, and liberty will again light our way like a golden sun on a blue sky. God bless America, and give us the strength to win America back…
Update: Louisiana Senate Committee Passes Term Limits on Congress Resolution
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From the Author, Ken La Rive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.
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