CELEBRATE TERM LIMITS DAY IN WEST PALM

WHEN: 4:15-6:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 27

WHERE: Corner of Sapodilla and Okeechobee Boulevard

Tomorrow is the first-ever National Term Limits Day! Celebrate with us by meeting us in downtown West Palm Beach between 4:15pm and 6:15pm to let the world know.

February 27th is National Term Limits Day in honor of the ratification of the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The 22nd Amendment was established by Congress in reaction to President Roosevelt’s election to an unprecedented fourth term in office. Traditionally, Presidents had followed America’s first leader, President George Washington, who stepped down after his second term.

Though Congress proposed the amendment for Presidential term limits, it conveniently forgot to establish term limits for itself.

On this day, we will reignite the flame of freedom in honor of Washington and ask that you join us in doing so. We’ll have plenty of signs to wave (or you can bring your own) and then cap off the evening at O’Shea’s pub in downtown West Palm Beach weather permitting.

RSVP on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/384870878976417

A word from U.S. Term Limits on indictment of Congresswoman Corinne Brown

Out this morning, July 8, 2016, from U.S. Term Limits President, Phil Blumel:

True to form, another career politician in Congress is preparing to be indicted on federal charges. These elected officials just can’t seem to keep their hands out of the cookie jar.

This time, it’s 12-term Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown. Brown frequently runs unopposed for re-election or wallops her only opponent by 30-40 points. Her district was one of the most gerrymandered in America before a judge ordered its “bizarre shape” be redrawn.

Now Brown will face charges regarding “One Door for Education,” a fraudulent charity which raised $800,000 for education, then only disbursed one student scholarship for $1,000. Meanwhile, the charity’s money was spent on lavish parties in Washington, D.C. and luxury skyboxes at NFL games. Lifestyles of the rich and elected, apparently.

According to the Florida Politics blog, Brown will continue to serve in Congress while under indictment. They cite a 2014 report by the congressional research service saying “there are no federal statutes or rules of the House of Representatives that directly affect the status of a Member of Congress who has been indicted for a crime that constitutes a felony.”

This raises a question for the American people: Why do members of Congress only leave office on occasion of indictment, retirement or even death? That is evidence of a broken system which protects the powerful and excludes everybody else. It must be fixed.

If Corrine Brown had faced the six-year term limit prescribed by the U.S. Term Limits amendment, she would have left the House of Representatives in 1999. Instead, she was given 17 more years to build power within the system and connections with special interests outside of it.

We need to clean up the corrupt mess in D.C. as soon as possible. It will require a grassroots army of volunteers pressuring state legislators to pass resolutions for the Term Limits Convention.

Are you ready to join this grassroots army to fight for term limits? Sign our Super Activist Sign-up Form by clicking HERE.

Thanks for your support,

Phil Blumel

President

U.S. Term Limits

 A video of a news report on the indictment can be found here

Alcee Hastings talks to U.S. Term Limits

“He is an employee of ‘we the people’ and…crying poor mouth at $174,000/year.”

A NOTE FROM U.S. TERM LIMITS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NICK TOMBOULIDES:

When 22-year Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) claimed members of Congress were underpaid at $174,000 per year, the phone lines here at U.S. Term Limits lit up. We had people from all across America call to tell us how Hastings’ out-of-touch comment solidified in their minds that now is the time to term limit Congress.

One man baffled by the remark was Jay Bonner, who ran for Hastings’ District 20 seat last year and is doing so again in 2016. Bonner, the first candidate of the 2016 cycle to sign our term limits pledge, told USTL in an exclusive interview that Hastings’ demands look silly when compared to how people in his district really live.

“He’s representing a community that makes $20,715 on average. He’s making over eight times what his constituents make, and he’s crying to us ‘I can’t make it on $174,000,'” Bonner said. “These raises don’t actually end up helping the people.”

Bonner also called term limits a “protective factor” that “keeps the new people who go in (to Congress) from becoming corrupt.”

Polls show that most Americans agree, and want Congress to take action on term limits. The only way to get there, however, is by building up a nationwide network of supporters that can pressure our legislators into doing the right thing.

That starts with you. As a personal favor to me, please forward this email to five friends or family members who, like you, want to hold Congress accountable. Legislators might be out-of-touch, but the more we get in touch with fellow term limits supporters, the closer we’ll be to achieving our goal.

Thanks for the support,

Nick Tomboulides

Executive Director, U.S. Term Limits

Term limits enter fray in Florida’s Congressional District 19 race

Term limits are highly popular with Florida voters and has recently been gaining attention in Lee and Collier counties causing the three candidates for Congressional District 19 to weigh in on the issue. Yesterday, June 3, 2014, Libertarian Ray Netherwood stated that he supports a Term Limit Amendment of three terms for those in Congress. Republican Curt Clawson nor Democrat April Freeman offered to comment on the issue when an email was sent to their campaigns requesting such yesterday.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Congressional candidate Ray Netherwood on Term Limits

Term limits enter fray in Florida's Congressional District 19 race

Term limits are highly popular with Florida voters and has recently been gaining attention in Lee and Collier counties causing the three candidates for Congressional District 19 to weigh in on the issue. Yesterday, June 3, 2014, Libertarian Ray Netherwood stated that he supports a Term Limit Amendment of three terms for those in Congress. Republican Curt Clawson nor Democrat April Freeman offered to comment on the issue when an email was sent to their campaigns requesting such yesterday.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Congressional candidate Ray Netherwood on Term Limits

Libertarian Candidate Interested in Seeing Reform of County Commission

5970 SW 18th ST #331, Boca Raton, Florida 33433 888.394.0908 Fax: 561.208.6545

www.KARLDICKEY.org

NEWS RELEASE         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         June 23, 200

Contact: Karl Dickey Tel: 561.237.5586 Email: karl@karldickey.org

Libertarian Candidate Interested in Seeing Reform of County Commission

Dickey says let the effect of term limits work, move forward with other measures

Boca Raton, FL – Karl Dickey, candidate for Palm Beach County Commission in District 4 [Mary McCarty’s old seat], was instrumental in bringing term limits to the voters which he feels will help our county commission operate in an ethical manner in the future.

This morning Mr. Dickey said, “There tends to be a sense of entitlement and an attitude of being untouchable when a politician is in a particular office for too long which is why I am proud to have helped bring term limits to the county commission. Once the remaining commissioners serve out their terms I feel much of the corruption we have seen in recent years will be dramatically reduced if not eliminated. Operating the county for the people as opposed to for the commissioners is what my campaign is all about. We need a return to a servant government – a servant of the people in Palm Beach County.”

Mr. Dickey served on the Palm Beach County Term Limits Committee which was successful in putting the issue on the ballot for the voters even though many county commissioners were aggressively opposed to it. The measure passed overwhelmingly by over 70% of the voters in Palm Beach County.

Mr. Dickey also feels recommendations recently made by the grand jury have merit. He supports the establishment of an Office of Inspector General for Palm Beach County, however not at this time due to budget pressures. Mr. Dickey added, “Our commissioners are all running scared right now with the FBI reviewing file after file, vote after vote. It is highly improbable any of them would be committing any fraud or deception at this stage. The cost of an Inspector General is large and could come out of reduced expenses elsewhere in the budget. Eliminating the “slush funds” each commissioner enjoys would be an easy and fitting way to pay for setting up the new office and is certainly something I would recommend.”

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Moving Forward

http://karldickey.org/press/20090604%20time%20to%20move%20forward%20past%20commissioner%20failings.htm

Moving forward

Time to Move Forward Past Commissioner’s Failings

Boca Raton, FL – Former Palm Beach County Commissioner, Mary McCarty, was sentenced this morning to 42 months in prison plus a $100,000 after pleading guilty to Honest Services Fraud. Recent years have been difficult for Palm Beach County citizens as they have had to deal with scandal after scandal.

Karl Dickey, candidate for Palm Beach County Commission, commented this morning, “This is the end of a sad chapter for district four, a chapter we can learn from and move forward to becoming a better county commission for the citizens of Palm Beach County. A county commission truly interested in being a servant to the people rather than a commission that is self serving. I look forward to being a true change from the status quo we have had in Palm Beach County for decades. ”

In July of 2008, Mary McCarty was speaking in regard to her successor saying, “…someone should come in with new ideas. People want us to continue all services without paying for it.”1 Mr. Dickey has been putting forth new ideas and some can be found at his campaign website www.karldickey.org/issues.htm.

Karl Dickey is the only candidate filed to run for Mary McCarty’s seat in the November, 2010 election. Mr. Dickey was instrumental in bringing term limits for county commissioners to voters which passed overwhelmingly.

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