Lollar Signs Pledge for Term Limits Constitutional Amendment - Southern Maryland Headline News

Lollar Signs Pledge for Term Limits Constitutional Amendment

FAIRFAX, Va. (October 7, 2010)—U.S. Term Limits announced today that Charles Lollar signed a pledge to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which, if passed, would limit U.S. House members to three consecutive terms in office and U.S. Senators to two consecutive six year terms.

Philip Blumel, President of U.S. Term Limits praised Charles Lollar stating, “Charles Lollar’s bold commitment to limiting congressional terms is a sign of his support for a return to a citizen legislature, and a repudiation of the current entitlement mentality that exists in Washington, D.C.”

Passage of a constitutional amendment is rightfully difficult, requiring a two thirds majority in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, as well as ratification by three fourths of the states.

Supporters believe that congressional passage is the toughest hurdle for the amendment, as term limits have proven to be very popular at the state level with 36 states currently having some form of term limits in place. This state level strength is likely to help the term limits constitutional amendment overcome the ratification hurdle which has been the traditional graveyard for many other amendments.

When passed, the U.S. Term Limits Constitutional Amendment would start the term limit clock with every person, incumbent or not, being treated as if they were running for the first time.

A recent FOX News poll showed that American voters favor term limits for Congress by a staggering 78% – with overwhelming support from both Democratic, Republican, and independent voters.

Blumel anticipates that sooner than later that term limits will become the law of the land concluding, “While the process seems difficult, Americans are demanding a constitutional check on the institutional power of lifetime legislators, and a return to a citizen legislature.”

Blumel concluded, “This constitutional amendment’s time has come, and we will be working hard to see that it gets a fair hearing in the upcoming Congress.”

The pledges were sent to every major party candidate for Congress nationwide. The text of the pledge is available at

Source: US Term Limits

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