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There is quite a controversy regarding this issue of term limits in which a service in elective office after a fixed and specified number of terms is mandated The idea of issuing term limits is not only a violation to the Constitution but also a quick fix to a problem that may just end up causing severe repercussions down the line Mandating term limits to deal with the corruption among congressmen is not a rational solution If some pieces of the system were corrupt term limits would essentially get rid of everyone those affecting Congress both negatively and positively Then new representatives are elected and they become corrupt and are soon thrown out and this cycle of continuing corruption will go on and not be fixed Also when we regard the fact that a term limit gives a congressman the freedom to only concern themselves with short-term legislation and knowing that they wont be around to have to deal with them will take no regard to the long term consequences that their decisions may result in They will focus on quick fixes that may appear efficient to the people and help them gain popularity but that may end badly down the road The solution to corruption through term limits would in reality have the potential to increase corruption Another negative aspect of term limits lies within the experience necessary to sufficiently carry out the duties of a member of Congress If after a certain number of terms a member of Congress is replaced amateurs who lack the years of experience that had been gained by their predecessors will fill their position With an inexperienced legislative branch the power if has weakens thus disrupting the balance of powers and additionally making the branch of government that most represents the people the least effective This then leads to the fact that term limits interfere with the fundamental right of the voters to elect their representatives By restricting
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