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Nothing would clean up the political system and the crud we are experiencing at all levels, more than the rotation of the individuals holding these elected positions.
The fact that these folks can continually get themselves re-elected for decades, allows them to build up an unhealthy level of power and influence, which is dangerous and does not serve the best interests of the nation. Having a politician serving in the Senate or House for 20, 30 or 40 years is not what the Founders intended nor, should it be something we Americans of today accept. This is not much different than having a Monarchy in which the king has absolute power and control for his entire life. These political positions were to be held for a short time, by men who wanted to serve their state or nation, then move on back to their original life's work. What we are seeing now is a raping of the system by career politicians, who parlay their longevity in office into jobs for friends and relatives, and create for themselves a base of power that they use to influence way too many things, not intended for them to control.
If we are to clean up the mess at the federal and state levels of government, we must promote two terms, or a maximum of eight year limits for anyone elected in the House or Senate in Washington, and in every state capital as well.