The Constitution is basically a draft of a new federal government. When the US Constitution was written in1787, civil liberties, including those eventually consecrated in the Bill of Rights, were not included (Cobb, 2020). It describes the three branches’ rights and their responsibilities. Our country can’t operate without a schematic of the Constitution. We need a constitution. Not only does nearly every country have a constitution, but most businesses, organizations, and clubs have some constitution or document organizing the entity (Cobb, 2020).
However, the constitution is vague on many things; in fact, each member of Congress will get to serve one six-year term. A limited serve of Congress could encourage their power on behalf of the people and the common good. Having different leaders can remind them how regular people’s lives are, and it can make them more effective commanders. The single six-year term has received renewed attention in recent years because of widespread bipartisan concern that, under the two-term system, re-election pressures our liability to manage long-term national problems (NYTimes, 1985).
Nevertheless, having a limited-service of congress can have pros because it will remind the politicians that they only have a limit in office. Their focus will be on how to give their best to the citizens. With the same faces in Congress for a very long time, it’s hard to develop policies to smoothen the world.
What’s wrong with our congress? About 1 percent of all Americans are millionaires, but roughly 46 percent of those serving in Congress have a net worth of $1 million or more(usnews, 2011). It’s nothing wrong with being rich, but it’s something wrong when they’re the ones creating the tax and policies for the nation who have an income of less than $40,000 a year.
Whitman Cobb, W.N. (2020). Political science today (1st ed.). Washington, DC. Sage, CQ Press.