Term Limits

ARTICLE.  I.

The  RULES  of  REPRESENTATION

PART.  IV.     TERMS  of  OFFICE

Section.  1.   … limits total terms to 12 years

No stale, insulated, do nothing, complacent politicians.

Section.  2.   4 year terms for Representatives

Lower house seats will be 4 not 2 year terms to limit campaigning and allow enough time to get work done.

Section.  3.   staggers terms of office …

Prevents reckless emotional legislation.

PART.  V.     VACANCIES  and SUCCESSION

Section.  1.   … a 2/3 majority of voters may remove any elected officer or Supreme Court Justice or allow them additional terms …

2/3 of Citizens may remove the inept or corrupt; or retain the excellent and trustworthy.

… a simple majority of voters may remove or extend other Justices, government appointees, employees, vendors or contractors of any kind …

Citizens may reward excellence or punish inferiority.

 … prohibits those so terminated from further office or employment …

Section.  2.   … terminates elected officials, Justices, appointees, employees, vendors or contractors who cannot do their job for 6 months, and withholds compensation unless injury on the job allows for compensation …

Section.  3.   … for Supreme Court vacancies, the President proposes 3 nominees within 30 days for a majority preference vote of Our Citizens …

Avoids the interruption of work created by politics, as with our recent appointments of Supreme Court Justices.

… for vacancies in the heads of agencies, the President or Governor proposes 3 nominees, one at a time, each confirmed or rejected by the upper house within 30 days, and if all 3 are rejected, the voters choose by a majority preference vote between the 3 nominees …

Our current Constitution allows long term vacancies and work stoppages; this new constitution does not.

… when confirming Supreme Court Justices and electing the President/VP team, each state gets 1 vote per Representative plus 1 vote per Senator. The votes are awarded to reflect the popular vote, and are divisible for accuracy if necessary; and the candidate with a majority of these votes nationwide will be confirmed or elected …

Electoral College power is given to voters.

Section.  4… when vacancies occur in any elected office, Citizens vote for a new officer within 60 days

Enough time to find a replacement without losing too much work time.

 … fills vacancies with acting officers for 60 days while Citizens vote for a replacement …

… if there is less than 6 months left in the term, the acting officer will serve out the term …