From A Recruiter’s Viewpoint – Vol 47 How Term Limits Can Be Achieved



How Term Limits Can Be Achieved


Tired of uncontrolled government spending, extraordinary government debt, high taxes, and government over regulating things they have no business controlling, inequities in healthcare and an overall inability of the US Congress to get things done? We have been victims of over 10 years of bipartisan gridlock. There is a solution but let’s first consider these questions:


Questions without Answers


Why has Congress given themselves raises while the average wage in America has been flat for years?

Why are they entitled to a full retirement after serving 4 years when Corporate America has eliminated pension plans?

Why can’t they balance a budget like everyone else in this country?

Why have they allowed the national debt to reach $20T with no effort to reduce it?

Why is their healthcare better than anything the rest of us can access?

Why can’t both sides of the aisle work together for the greater good?


The Reality of Our Legislative Representatives


The elitist nature of our representatives is counter to our culture. Government overreach permeates every aspect of our society. This includes federal monies and grants used to influence and control state governments. They will never police themselves or vote to relinquish power, or change the system. But we can.


There is a solution


Article 5 of the US Constitution anticipated the need for this possibility. It states:


The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress. . . .”


What does This Mean?


The states have the power to amend the US Constitution without the consent of Congress. There is already a grassroots movement to accomplish a Convention of States. It allows amending the US Constitution by the state governments.  At this convention, delegates from the states will gather for the sole purpose to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for Members of Congress.


Potential outcomes


At an Article 5 Convention of States, delegates will have the opportunity to debate and pass amendments that could:

  • Require Members of Congress to live under the same laws they pass for the rest of us.
  • Impose term limits on Members of Congress and SCOTUS.
  • Pass a federal balanced budget amendment.
  • Get the federal government out of our healthcare system.
  • Get the federal government out of our education system.
  • Stop unelected federal bureaucrats from imposing regulations.
  • Set term limits for federal bureaucrats, ending the dominance of the “deep state.”




It is possible to reign in the federal bureaucracy if 2/3 of the states (34 in total) vote to initiate a Convention of States (COS) to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government. 12 states have ratified COS so far. That means both houses of those legislatures have voted for this resolution. If this is of interest to you, visit to learn more about how this can work for all of America. Then, you need to petition your state representatives to pass this resolution. More people need to be aware of this and realize that there is a way to curb an out of control federal government. Share this with like-minded people. Here is the link to this article:


Bob Harrington Associates has been in the executive search business since 1994 and can help you find the best people for your organization.


Best Regards,


Bob Harrington CPC
Bob Harrington Associates




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