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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Term Limits America PAC Endorses Gary Glenn for Michigan Senate

Fairfax, VA—Term Limits America PAC (TLA-PAC) urged Michigan Republican primary voters to support Gary Glenn for U.S. Senate.

Philip Blumel, chairman of TLA-PAC called Glenn, “A leading proponent for term limits who will be a strong advocate for citizen run government when he gets to Washington, D.C.”

Glenn, unlike his opponents in the race, signed the U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge which reads, “I pledge that as a member of Congress I will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits Amendment of three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.”

The U.S. Term Limits Constitutional Amendment has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and the House of Representatives by Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ). This session of Congress marks the first time in nearly twenty years that a serious term limits bill has appeared in both Houses with co-sponsorship.

Blumel noted, “The dysfunction in Washington, D.C. has never been greater, and people have had enough of politics as usual. Gary Glenn will be a break from the cozy politics of the past that have led our nation astray.”

According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by Public Opinion Dynamics for Fox News in September 2010, the issue enjoys wide bi-partisan support. The poll showed that 78 percent of Americans support congressional term limits, including 74 percent independents and 74 percent of the nation’s Democrats.

Blumel concluded, “America is in trouble. Career politicians, like Peter Hoekstra, have let the people down. It is time to limit their terms and return control of our nation to people who have actually had to create a job, earn an honest paycheck and pay a mortgage. It is time for a constitutional amendment limiting congressional terms, and the first step in getting one is electing a supporter of the issue in Gary Glenn.”

The term limits amendment bills would require a two-thirds majority vote in the House and Senate, and ratification by 38 states in order to become part of the Constitution.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Both Hoekstra and Durant in this race are against term limits. Term limits were a major rally cry at my first TEA Party in 2009 and still are to this day. With an approval rating of 11% you will still see 90% of Congress re-elected because they have been in there for over 20 years and have built up the war chests from lobby money by giving out pork barrel money paid for by our taxes. It's a vicious cycle that needs to be stopped. We do not need anymore career politicians, but servant leaders! Thank you Gary Glenn for standing for Term Limits!