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Command Post What is this?
Posted on Feb 16, 2020
CPT Alex Gallo
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MCPO Roger Collins
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As I understand it, the Founders didn’t envision government being a lifetime career, but a temporary service and back home. A few self limit themselves, but a career move for most. We are responsible for what they do.
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Sorry, Roger. The Founding Fathers mention term limits nary once. One might presume that they felt that elections, themselves, solved that issue. That might be true save it be for the modern American voter, alias the blind, deaf, and card—carrying STUPID American voter, who keeps voting for the plate of food shoved in front of them. Enter Pelosi, Waters, Schumer, et al.
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MCPO Roger Collins
MCPO Roger Collins
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SCPO (Join to see) Already admitted to that error. Agree with the rest.
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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Really?
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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Excellent Informational Comment SGT (Anonymous!SGT (Join to see)
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MSG Stan Hutchison
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I could not but help noticing this article only mentions Democrats. I believe we have a number of Republicans that have been "in power" for a considerable amount of time also.
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MSG Stan Hutchison
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Sgt Dan Catlin - And how do you propose to do that? I mean an actual workable plan.
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Sgt Dan Catlin
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MSG Stan Hutchison - That's easy. First step is an amendment to the Constitution limiting any one person in congress to, let's say 2 three year terms. Then they can not run for federal office the length of 1 term. If they hold a state or local office in that time, they must stand down from any political office the length of 1 term. I'd also cut funding for retirement and salary while in office, leaving that to the state that sends them. Problem with career politicians solved.

As to keeping them from profiteering while in office, all we'd have to do is start enforcing existing laws. These measures would, I think take us back more to the model the founders envisioned, as stated in the OP.
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MSG Stan Hutchison
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Sgt Dan Catlin - "That's easy. First step is an amendment to the Constitution "
There is nothing "easy" about amending the Constitution. Rightfully so.
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Sgt Dan Catlin
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MSG Stan Hutchison - The answer is easy. The doing takes commitment, you are correct. So we can play word games here all day Top. And you are an analyst, so you can probably pick apart everything I say. But in the end it comes down to either we institute term limits or see the current obstruction for obstructionisms sake scenario play over and over again. And term limits for congress WILL require an amendment to the constitution. Easy answer. But you are correct, rightfully hard to do.
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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He is accomplished in so many ways. He is considered one of the finest revolutionaries in world history. He was also a surveyor and it gave him the opportunity to learn the land and probably the people as well.
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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Excellent Point MAJ Ken Landgren!
Have you ‘written’ an SOP in this area? LOL
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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SPC Nancy Greene - Ok off the top of my head Washington was instrumental in raising an army and using the militia. Many of them needed to go back to their farms to harvest. He worried about feeding, clothing, supplying, and paying them. He fought battles but also had to think about the strategic perspective of fighting a war. He worked with the French who supplied and fought with Washington's forces to include flexing naval power. He also worked with the Continental Congress. Is this suitable to you Ms Nancy?
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