Sen. David Perdue: Time to ‘usher in the return of the citizen legislator’
Lawmakers weren’t always in office year after year and decade after decade. It used to be that legislating was a secondary job held by ordinary Americans — and it still is that way in some legislative chambers around the country — but not so much anymore in Washington, D.C. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) explains why that’s a problem.
Now, more than ever, we should usher in the return of the citizen legislator. It is finally time that we impose term limits on members of Congress.
Politicians should go to Washington, do their best, and then come home to live under the laws they’ve passed. It’s just that simple. Our Founding Fathers never imagined the rise of the career politician. They envisioned citizen legislators. Elected office was never meant to be a career, nor was it meant to be a vessel for the centralization and maintenance of federal power.
Yet right now, 60 members of the U.S. Senate have held elected office for more than 20 years and 36 have held office for more than 30 years.
A congressperson’s goal should always be to work his or her way out of office – not seek to maintain power to cash in favors and a paycheck. Click here to help Tea Party Patriots push for a constitutional amendment that would impose term limits of those in office!