With proposed legislation from Ted Cruz and Ron DeSantis in the making, there could term limits very soon. This could be the best chance ever for conservatives to impose the long sought after term limits. With all around right-wing control and the drain the swamp narrative still fresh, this could be the best time to enact this legislation.
Drain The Swamp Bill
Both Cruz and Desantis have referred to it as the “Drain The Swamp Bill” and have said it is the only way to end career politicians. The Bill proposes a two-term limit for the Senate and three-term limit for the House. They have tapped into the Founding Father’s fear of a political class forming, and noted that the rulers are no longer the servants as they intended it to be.
This is a very sought after piece of legislation, although it failed in 1998 and 2012. However, with Obama gone the threat of a veto is out the window. President-elect Trump has even showed support for a term-limits bill making it much easier. A term-limit bill has never had this much support, so the timing is nearly perfect to get this done.
Americans have never supported term limits more than now. With a Rasmussen poll stating that 74% are in support, 13% are not, and 13% undecided. This is a staggering amount, and because of this it should garner enough bipartisan support to easily pass.
The actual rejection of the bill is the irony of why it should pass. Naysayers should realize that a majority of Americans want this, and their job of a public servant is to represent the people, not themselves.
With all of the branches under Republican control – and the largest majority of state legislatures of all time – it should be easy. If the Republicans in the Senate and House are the conservatives that they say they are, there should be no problem. The bill is likely to be introduced next month for Congress to review. After that it should have an easy time being ratified by the states with the legendary majority of state legislatures. This is shaping up to be the exact moment that conservatives have been waiting for for so long.