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America needs a new direction of cooperation, wisdom, compassion and resolve. Term limits on senators, representatives, and the federal judiciary must be part of this direction.

For term limits, I offer a reasonable constitutional amendment without agenda-laden add-ons. Twenty years for a U.S. representative and 24 years for a U.S. Senator allow for experience and knowledge to grow; wisdom and understanding to mature, and for service to America to remain a calling, and not an emeritus position.

The federal government lacks gravitas to do this, states must start the effort.

My proposed 28th amendment:

Section 1.

No person shall serve as a member of the House of Representatives for longer than 20 total years, or as a member of the Senate for longer than 24 total years, or a member of both for a combined 24 total years.

No person shall be a member of the federal judiciary who shall not have attained 40 years of age and been 20 years a citizen of the United States. No member of the federal judiciary shall serve in that capacity for longer than 20 total years.

Section 2.

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Section 3.

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several states, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the states by the Congress.

Ed Saunders

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