Should a President be able to serve more than 2 terms?
whichever political party you support, shouldn't it be for the people to decide when they have had enough of a leader?
- CliveLv 72 years agoFavourite answer
Obviously I assume this is an American question as it says there is a 2-term limit in the US constitution.
True, if that's what the people want, why shouldn't they have it?
In countries with parliamentary systems, there is no limit. People vote and they get whoever the winning party chooses to be their leader. And if the leader is doing a good job, what's wrong with that? I'm British and it works for us in the UK. We tend to find, though, that it's a tough job and after about 10 years or so, the Prime Minister decides they've had enough and resigns. Tony Blair did that, and David Cameron said he would - though he ended up forced out earlier for other reasons. And if they don't get voted out first, that is. Or as in Margaret Thatcher's case, get forced out by her own party because she became too bossy and inflexible.
The US only has this rule because FDR got elected 4 times and people got to thinking it's too long. Then he died so it couldn't be any longer. But really, I'm totally with you. If you have a good leader and they're continuing to do a good job, why do they have to stop if they're willing to go on? What tends to happen in the UK is if one party is in power for too long, it looks like it's running out of ideas so we vote for the other one. But if it's still looking vigorous and full of ideas, why should we be forced to elect someone else?
People will say "it'll turn into a dictatorship" but why do they say that? With all the separation of powers the US has, how does that happen?
- ArtLv 72 years ago
Not even one if he is self serving.
Let me correct that 5 or more consecutive terms of 5-10 with time off for good behaviour.
- DaisyLv 62 years ago
No. 2 terms is enough. President Washington felt this way. FDR served longer- but that was during the Great Depression and World War II. After FDR died, the Constitution was amended to include that a President may only serve 2 terms. Longer than that implies a dictatorship or monarchy. That's why the Revolution occurred.
- ZhuLv 62 years ago
Two terms is plenty. No member of Congress should serve more than two terms, either.
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- robert xLv 72 years ago
No: two is long enough for any one man to screw up a country
- Anonymous2 years ago
No, because Trump will be 82+ by then.
- Anonymous2 years ago
NO That was only good for FDR The country was in trouble 3 terms and he died on the third term. Two is plenty. We want presidents not Kings and Queens
- Patrick StarLv 42 years ago
Technically, is was by the people through elected officials that that law exists and it is still up to the people that it is eligible for repeal.
- 2 years ago
Yes, if he is good.
- WillLv 72 years ago