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David Schuler

No politician with visions of lifelong employment will ever vote for term limits. That's why they must be forced upon politicians by voters.

Gary Scoggin

It’s not like those City Council jobs are really that lucrative.

Chuck DiFalco

“[The people] have the right to vote us out of office every two years” Exactly. We should keep that right. It serves no purpose to term limit municipal officials.

David Schuler

Sounds great in principle but leaves a lot to be desired in fact. That's how we end up with the likes of Sheila Jackson Lee.

Gary Scoggin

Congressman Lee's constituents have the opportunity to vote her out of office every two years but have chosen not to.

David Schuler

OK, if there is any consistency in your argument then we should also remove the two-term limit for the office of President of the United States. How about that?

Gary Scoggin

If the people of the US, through the Constitutional Amendment process decide that's what they want, then fine.

Jim Forsythe

David , which of the candidates do you think can beat Sheila Jackson Lee? On the Republication side,Robert Cadena,Nellie Heiksell, T.C. Manning,Nathan Milliron, Ava Pate and Wendell Champion are running. Since it is a Democratic stronghold ,more than likely one of Democrat's will win , which includes Sheila Jackson Lee

On the Demarcate side,Michael Allen, Donovan Boson, Bimal Patel, Marc Flores, Stevens Orozco, and Jerry Ford, Sr. are challenging the incumbent Congresswoman who has served the Houston-area 18th Congressional District since 1995.

You may not like Sheila Jackson Lee, but people of the 18th Congressional District seem to. People of the 18th Congressional District may not like who we elect.

Chuck DiFalco

The only exception to my idea about term limits is indeed the US Presidency. That's because there is exceptional power concentrated in one person - more power than any other office. Therein is the temptation for near absolute power to corrupt absolutely, despite Constitutional checks and balances.

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