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S.J.Res.21 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to limiting the number of terms that a Member of Congress may se..., 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Nov 10, 2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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  • 92% of users support S.J.Res.21

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    • On November 19, 2009, by karjac - I think I would have to add as follows: 5) Each representative would have to hold at least 4 “town hall” style meetings with constituency every year. 6) All representatives will be subject to any and all laws passed by the congress. If the law is good enough for your district, it’s good enough for you. 7) Any money a representative makes while in office (as a direct result of their job) that is aside from there congressional payroll will be taxed at a rate of 110 %. The list can go on and on……..

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      As noted by karjac, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 19, 2009, "I think I would have to add as follows: 5) Each representative would have to hold at least 4 “town hall” style meetings with constituency every year. 6) All representatives will be subject to any and all laws passed by the congress. If the law is good enough for your district, it’s good enough for you. 7) Any money a representative makes while in office (as a direct result of their job) that is aside from there congressional payroll will be taxed at a rate of 110 %. The list can go on and on…….. "
    • On November 18, 2009, by Dajki - Here are some suggested amendments: 1. Select them by jury duty 2. If, after one term, selected representative is unpopular with his or her constituency, they can remove the representative by public referendum. Otherwise, representative would continue serving to full term limit. 3. All selected representatives would have to use a universally agreed upon set of tools for polling their constituencies on every bill, and would have to follow their majority's collective "yea" or "nay", up or down vote upon peril of being subjected to amendment 2 above. 4. This would necessarily replace traditional voting for a person with mass polling for a bill, so there would have to be a strict set of procedures and highly secured technology for garnering such frequent polling, and sufficient transparency so that these polls could not (easily) be compromised, corrupted, etc., by powerful interest groups, corporations, PACs, etc. An ongoing refinement of this process would be required.

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      As noted by Dajki, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 18, 2009, "Here are some suggested amendments: 1. Select them by jury duty 2. If, after one term, selected representative is unpopular with his or her constituency, they can remove the representative by public referendum. Otherwise, representative would continue serving to full term limit. 3. All selected representatives would have to use a universally agreed upon set of tools for polling their constituencies on every bill, and would have to follow their majority's collective "yea" or "nay", up or down vote upon peril of being subjected to amendment 2 above. 4. This would necessarily replace traditional voting for a person with mass polling for a bill, so there would have to be a strict set of procedures and highly secured technology for garnering such frequent polling, and sufficient transparency so that these polls could not (easily) be compromised, corrupted, etc., by powerful interest groups, corporations, PACs, etc. An ongoing refinement of this process would be required."
    • On December 18, 2009, by justamick - two four year terms maybe... not two six year terms.

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      As noted by justamick, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 18, 2009, "two four year terms maybe... not two six year terms."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Congress.org - News : Tea Party pushes term limits - December 06, 2010 by Congress.org Featured Headlines - Coburn, DeMint and about 10 tea- party-backed representatives-elect are circulating a petition and promoting DeMint's proposed constitutional amendment (S J Res 21) that would limit senators to two six-year terms and House members to ...

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      As noted by Congress.org Featured Headlines on December 06, 2010, "Coburn, DeMint and about 10 tea- party-backed representatives-elect are circulating a petition and promoting DeMint's proposed constitutional amendment (S J Res 21) that would limit senators to two six-year terms and House members to ..." (http://congress.org/news/2010/12/07/tea_party_pushes_term_limits)
    • American Citizen Biker: Ideaological Politics - October 20, 2010 by American Citizen Biker - Enact Jim DeMint's Resolution for a Constitutional Amendment to limit the terms for the House and Senate (S.J. RES. 21). We did this as it relates to the President in 1951 with the 22nd amendment, it is time to do so again with ...

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      As noted by American Citizen Biker on October 20, 2010, "Enact Jim DeMint's Resolution for a Constitutional Amendment to limit the terms for the House and Senate (S.J. RES. 21). We did this as it relates to the President in 1951 with the 22nd amendment, it is time to do so again with ..." (http://americancitizenbiker.blogspot.com/2010/10/ideaological-politics.html)
    • American Citizen Biker: CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED - July 08, 2010 by American Citizen Biker - Enact Jim DeMint's Resolution for a Constitutional Amendment to limit the terms for the House and Senate (S.J. RES. 21). We did this as it relates to the President in 1951 with the 22nd amendment, it is time to do so again with ...

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      As noted by American Citizen Biker on July 08, 2010, "Enact Jim DeMint's Resolution for a Constitutional Amendment to limit the terms for the House and Senate (S.J. RES. 21). We did this as it relates to the President in 1951 with the 22nd amendment, it is time to do so again with ..." (http://americancitizenbiker.blogspot.com/2010/07/consent-of-governed.html)

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