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A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. Term limits are found usually in presidential and semi-presidential systems as a method to curb the potential for dictatorships, where a leader effectively becomes "president for life". There are different types of term limits. Sometimes, there is an absolute limit on the number of terms a person can serve, while, in other cases, the restrictions are merely on the number of consecutive terms a person can serve.

 

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review by . September 24, 2010
posted in Public Policy
Time to reconsider imposing term limits on members of Congress,
With the growing disconnect between the views of the average citizen and our “so-called” representatives in Washington many Americans have come to the conclusion that it is time for our nation to take a serious look at term limits.  A recent Fox News poll found that 78% of Americans now favor limiting the tenure of their elected Representatives and Senators in Washington.  Unfortunately making such a change is easier said than done.  Imposing term limits would require …
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