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On January 18, 2022, the Linn County Republican Committee officially passed the U.S. Term Limits Committee Resolution calling upon the Iowa legislature to pass an Article V application to propose a Term Limits Amendment for members of the U.S. House and Senate.

Guest speaker Rod Blum, former Congressman and current Iowa State Co-Chair for U.S. Term Limits, said, “When I was in Congress, I started the Term Limits Caucus but less than 40 of the 435 members joined it. In fact many of my colleagues would go home to their districts and tell constituents that they supported term limits, but when they got back to D.C. something would change – they would lobby leadership to NOT have a floor vote on term limits.  I highly doubt that Congress is going to term limit themselves.

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We need an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but it will not come from Congress. Thankfully the Framers gave us a remedy for exactly this situation. We need two-thirds of the state legislatures – and Iowa needs to be one of them – to pass an Article V application to propose a Congressional Term Limits Amendment.

We must all remember that the federal government is the child of the States: we’re the parent, we created the federal government. It would be remiss of us to not use the tool that the Founding Fathers gave us to reign in Washington DC.”

The Linn County Republican Committee resolution calls on the Iowa Legislature to pass an Article V application to propose a Congressional Term Limits Amendment. The effort is being spearheaded by the nonpartisan, grassroots nonprofit, U.S. Term Limits.

According to recent national polling, “82% of voters of all parties continue to support term limits, including 87% of Republicans, 83% of Democrats, and 78% of Independents.”

View the Linn County Republican Committee resolution here.

Author: Press Release

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  1. History is enlightening. We separated from the tyranny of a government controlled by a king. George Washington stepped down from being president because he did not want to emulate that model. It is important that we have term limits on the president because the president is the closest thing in position in authority that we have to a king. Congress should have no term limits. Elections are term limits for congressman. If you limit congressional terms you’re handing more authority to the deep state. If you have congressional term limits you are creating a very dangerous lame duck congressman. You still have not solve the problem because the ultimate authority in our government is the people. If the people are not moral and well educated and informed there’s no law rule regulation or legislation that will ever solve any problem. We’re in a situation where the fourth estate is our enemy.

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