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Agreed, the constitution gave the states a lot of rights to create their own laws - so murder, rape, theft, speeding, etc is all controlled at a state level and congress can make necessary laws. My point being to others who say "well this isn't in the constitution so it shouldn't be illegal" isn't understanding the intent of the document.
I agree, the constitution does try and limit the federal government to a certain extent - partly for fear of falling into a authoritarian government and partly because the states should be able to better understand the needs of their constituents so instead of having blanket laws that cover numerous communities, cultural groups etc the laws can be tailored a little more closely to what each state needs.
As for term limits I think there are pluses and minuses to term limits. Career politicians seem to get wrapped up in the corruption and the establishment. However, they are now experienced - they know how the system works - how to write laws, manage their offices, etc. There is a learning curve to any job - so forcing new blood into the system you are going to get basically rookies on a regular basis. Congressmen have a term of only 2 years, so basically once they know their job they are up for re-election. Maybe not a bad idea to have term limits but allow them to be 12-18 years in office. That would prevent someone going for 30-40yrs in office, but at least they can get through the learning curve and hopefully be effective for a few terms before they limit out. Another down side is there will be many more retired politicians - which we pay them a pension and health insurance... So there will be more politicians on the pay roll.
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