Against Proposed Amendments

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In very rare instances, the Constitution changes with the adding of amendments. Although this action is only done rarely it does still occur in our government today regardless of the rarity. This sort of action is so rare because the amount of people that must deem this proposed action to become a part of the Constitution of the United States. Congressmen on occasion do produce amendments on which they surmise vital enough to add. Proposed amendments seldom have the opportunity to be added and officially become amendments. There are times where topics in our government need to be changed, but out of all the people it takes to make an amendment ratified, hardly ever do these individuals feel the need to add it to the Constitution. The process…show more content…
From George Washington, declining a third term in office to Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially imposing term limits on the office of the president, the example was set, that no certain person should be allowed to obtain an office of power for an excessive amount of time. By allowing a built in rotation of people, our democracy can continue to function as it was intended to, the intention being the rotation of powers. No matter the prominence or stature of the congressional leader, there must be an end to each season of life, just as there should be an indefinite ending in congressional terms. By establishing a limit on terms, a fresh set of congressional members can enter regularly. This allows balanced ideas to flow, no one group or individual gaining too much power, or leaders to passively sit. By adding these limits, congress, some leaders more than others, would feel the pressure to actively accomplish the tasks that need to be…show more content…
Looking back in history, amendments with this topic have not been received well, by congress or states. Some states have supported the idea of imposing these limitation but not enough states have felt the need to make them a reality. Ultimately, when there is not enough support from one of these areas there is no way to entertain this idea. Due to the feeling of the lack of necessity this proposed amendment would not generate enough commotion to make it through congress or state
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