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Can you please help me write a concluding sentence on congress facing term limits?

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  1. Girl.On.Fire
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    I believe congress should face term limits for many reasons. When congress men and women are in office, they spend much of their time on campaign plans rather than the issues presented at the present moment. With term limits, the representatives will have the ability to focus on making decisions to benefit the people rather than their campaign. Many members of congress treat their jobs like a business, working to benefit themselves. Although not all representatives share these traits, term limits would prevent a congress represented by communists and idealists. Term limits also pave the way for unknown faces providing them the opportunities to take a stand. Many individuals have great, innovative ideas but are restricted because of the lack term limits.

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    I'm not really sure if this is any good so yeah here it is. Therefore, I think that congressman should face term limits because it is more benifial to others in the communty. Sorry if it's bad I can't really think straight right now.

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    No you actually gave me an idea! Thank you :)

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    this should help you understand or add more to it, ---> Term limits are popular among American voters. According to the Restore America's Legacy website, 70 percent of the American voters supported such constraints as of 2010. The reason for that, the website says, was because of the voters' distrust of the both the President and Congress. Proponents of term limits say that the lack thereof results in the uneven distribution of power in the House and Senate, as opposed to the balance of power the framers of the Constitution intended. Ends Seniority System Term limits supporters emphasize that term limits stop the possibility of rule by an elite group of veteran lawmakers. It gives the opportunity for fresh faces and voices to arise. If an incumbent legislator were to have unlimited terms, he would know his job is basically secure. He would become a member of an elite group of his fellows, who would be able to rule the House and Senate themselves. According to Restore America's Legacy, this elite group would be able to keep fresh ideas at bay. The freshman and sophomore members of the legislative branch would have to align themselves with senior members, even if they opposed the positions of their elders, to protect their just-beginning careers. Creates Service-Oriented Paradigm Another argument for term limits is that it creates a service-oriented mindset, rather than a career-based one. If the legislator realizes that he will only be in office for a limited time, possibly two or three terms, he is less interested in building a future for himself than he is in providing service to his constituents. With term limits, he is more likely to place the interests of his constituents before his own need to walk the party line because of fears of not winning a subsequent term. Reduces Likelihood of Special Replacement Elections The longer an incumbent serves, the older he gets. As the years progress, the likelihood that he will encounter a debilitating illness that prevents him from working, or doing so effectively, increases. The United States witnessed that with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served from 1933 to 1945, for a total of four terms. According to the Tulsa World, Roosevelt had congestive heart failure and possibly even a form of cancer in 1944, and yet he ran again. On April 12, 1945, he died, which threw the United States into deep mourning. It was this chain of events that led to the Constitutional amendment that bars presidents from serving more than two consecutive terms ever again. Reduces Number of Ethics Violations Supporters have also suggested that term limits reduce the possibility that a lawmaker will become entrenched in a scandal. The Black America Web site cites the case of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, a 10-term legislator from California, who as of 2010 was facing serious ethics violation charges, as was Representative Charles Rangel. Proponents of term limits argue that the longer an individual remains in office, the more above the law he begins to feel that he is.

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