LENGTH OF TERM AMENDMENTARTICLE OF AMENDMENT XXVIIIto the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OFAMERICAAsproposed by Shaun Holt Section 1: Underno circumstances should a member of the senate serve more than two times, and anySenator who has served for more than two years of a term to which some otherperson should to the Senate more than once. Section 2: Underno circumstances should a member of the House of Representatives be elected morethan four times. Section 3: Underno circumstances should a Member of Congress serve more than fourteen years.
Section 4: Thisamendment will apply to all Members of Congress when this amendment is agreedupon, it will not prevent any person who may be a Member of Congress during theterm within which allows the member to serve the remainder of their term. Section 5: Thisamendment will not take effect until it has been agreed upon as an amendment tothe Constitution by legislatures and three-fourths of the total number ofvotes. Attest: Secretary Done in Convention and agreed upon by the majority ofStates present the Day of inthe Year of our Lord and the Independence of the United States of America the . In witness whereof wehereunto subscribed our names: President and Delegatefrom QuestionsWhat is the historical background ofthe issue your amendment addresses? The historical background for senators dates all the way back to1774, for the house of representatives it’s 1789.
1791 was the year of thefirst amendment, which is the freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, andpetition. 226 years later I am proposing Amendment 28, which is the Length ofTerm Amendment. Why is this an important issue for theUnited States? It is an important issue because there aremany politicians that have been in office way to long. I feel that somethingneeds to be done about that. What isthe expected outcome of your proposal? Theexpected outcome is that this proposal gets taken into consideration and getspassed. My hope is that once it does get passed that the length of term forpoliticians gets shortened.
How does your amendment solve the problem you identified? Timewill only tell whether or not it gets solved. Why is it important to you and to thecountry? Itis important because I feel that with this we have a chance to get the rightpeople in office and not have to rely on politicians that have been in officeforever and have done nothing. What willbe the consequences of passing it? I’m sure some will begood and some will be bad, some people enjoy having the same people in officeand some people get tired of seeing it. Some will vote for the amendmentproposal and some won’t.
What will be the country’s response toyour amendment? I feel that the majority will vote infavor of it, there will be some that will be against it. What opposition might your proposalface during the ratification process? People being opposed toshortening the term of politicians. What are the arguments against your amendment? Peoplearguing about how there shouldn’t be any restrictions on length of term. Will it pass? Ifeel that it will because people get fed up when they vote for someone and theydon’t do anything. ReferencesFromthe Great Law of Peace to the Constitution of the United States: A Revision ofAmerica’sDemocratic RootsAuthor(s):Gregory SchaafSource:American Indian Law Review, Vol.
14, No. 2 (1988/1989), pp. 323-331Publishedby: University of Oklahoma College of LawStableURL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20068293Accessed:11-29-2017 H.
Con.Res.331 (100th): A concurrent resolution to acknowledge the contribution of theIroquois Confederacy of Nations to the development of the United StatesConstitution and to reaffirm the continuing government-to-governmentrelationship between Indian tribes and the United States established in theConstitution. (n.
d.). Retrieved November 29, 2017, from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/100/hconres331/text