Builds ‘citizen’ Congress vs career politicians.
Breaks ties to special interests, lobbyists.
Destroys seniority/enhances meritocracy.
Improves timeliness of Congress’s thinking.
Eliminates power of ‘old bulls’ caucus.
Introduces fresh thinking, new ideas.
Would provide inescapable, bracing reminders of what life in the real world is like.
Improves tendency to vote on principle.
Reduces power of staff, bureaucracy.
Increases competition among candidates.
Acts as a natural campaign finance reform.
Improves the quality of legislation.
Minimize Members' incentives for reelection-related "pork-barrel" legislation.
Probably tends to smaller government.
Overwhelming public favor vs political opposition.
Would restore respect for Congress.
Returns incumbent reelection to 50% vs 90% now.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Richard Emmons, TERM LIMITS FOR THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS Party for the 9th Congressional District.