LENGTH OF TERM AMENDMENT
ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT XXVIII
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF
proposed by Shaun Holt
Section 1: Under
no circumstances should a member of the senate serve more than two times, and any
Senator who has served for more than two years of a term to which some other
person should to the Senate more than once.
Section 2: Under
no circumstances should a member of the House of Representatives be elected more
than four times.
Section 3: Under
no circumstances should a Member of Congress serve more than fourteen years.
Section 4: This
amendment will apply to all Members of Congress when this amendment is agreed
upon, it will not prevent any person who may be a Member of Congress during the
term within which allows the member to serve the remainder of their term.
Section 5: This
amendment will not take effect until it has been agreed upon as an amendment to
the Constitution by legislatures and three-fourths of the total number of
Done in Convention and agreed upon by the majority of
States present the Day of
the Year of our Lord
and the Independence of the United States of America the
In witness whereof we
hereunto subscribed our names:
President and Delegate
What is the historical background of
the issue your amendment addresses? The historical background for senators dates all the way back to
1774, for the house of representatives it’s 1789. 1791 was the year of the
first amendment, which is the freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and
petition. 226 years later I am proposing Amendment 28, which is the Length of
Why is this an important issue for the
United States? It is an important issue because there are
many politicians that have been in office way to long. I feel that something
needs to be done about that.
the expected outcome of your proposal? The
expected outcome is that this proposal gets taken into consideration and gets
passed. My hope is that once it does get passed that the length of term for
politicians gets shortened.
How does your amendment solve the problem you identified? Time
will only tell whether or not it gets solved.
Why is it important to you and to the
is important because I feel that with this we have a chance to get the right
people in office and not have to rely on politicians that have been in office
forever and have done nothing.
be the consequences of passing it? I’m sure some will be
good and some will be bad, some people enjoy having the same people in office
and some people get tired of seeing it. Some will vote for the amendment
proposal and some won’t.
What will be the country’s response to
your amendment? I feel that the majority will vote in
favor of it, there will be some that will be against it.
What opposition might your proposal
face during the ratification process? People being opposed to
shortening the term of politicians.
What are the arguments against your amendment? People
arguing about how there shouldn’t be any restrictions on length of term.
Will it pass? I
feel that it will because people get fed up when they vote for someone and they
don’t do anything.
the Great Law of Peace to the Constitution of the United States: A Revision of
American Indian Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 2 (1988/1989), pp. 323-331
by: University of Oklahoma College of Law
331 (100th): A concurrent resolution to acknowledge the contribution of the
Iroquois Confederacy of Nations to the development of the United States
Constitution and to reaffirm the continuing government-to-government
relationship between Indian tribes and the United States established in the
Constitution. (n.d.). Retrieved November 29, 2017, from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/100/hconres331/text