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Roger Marshall on Government Reform

 

 


Low voter turnout results from politicians not listening

Career politicians in Washington and Topeka are out-of-touch. Too many of these politicians have motivations other than representing the people and act as though Washington DC insiders, special interest groups and TV cameras are the only things that matter in their decision-making process. This has created apathy and low voter turnout. This must be rectified.

For America to again thrive, we have to restore faith in our system of government. This has to start with each Representative. Dr. Marshall is committed to being a leader who will listen to those who elect him. This does not mean Dr. Marshall will agree with everyone, but it does mean he will engage voters and actually listen to our concerns and won't be beholden to those special interests handing out indexes and scorecards.

"Nobody will agree with me 100% of the time, but you should know I'll listen and factor your thoughts and concerns into all decisions. My door will always be open."-- Roger Marshall

Source: 2016 Kansas House campaign website KansansForMarshall.com , Nov 8, 2016

Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits.

Marshall signed supporting Congressional term limits

Excerpts from press release on Term Limits Caucus: Two U.S. Term Limits pledge signers, Republican Rep. Rod Blum (IA-1) and Democrat Rep. Beto O`Rourke (TX-16), have announced the formation of a Term Limits Caucus, which will work to build bipartisan support behind a constitutional amendment imposing term limits on Congress. "The root of this problem is that politicians are incentivized by the system to care more about retaining their position than doing what is best for the country," Blum said. "Our founding fathers never intended for public service to be a career, rather, serving in Congress was designed to be a temporary sacrifice made for the public good."

The new working group will marshal pro-term limits members together to pursue common ground. One of its most important duties will be building consensus around the U.S. Term Limits Amendment of three House terms and two Senate terms, to which both Blum and O`Rourke have pledged their exclusive support.

Supporting argument: (Cato Institute): We should limit members to three terms in the House and two terms in the Senate. Let more people serve. Let more people make the laws. And let's get some people who don't want to make Congress a lifelong career. Some say that term limits would deprive us of the skills of experienced lawmakers. Really? It's the experienced legislators who gave us a $17 trillion national debt, and the endless war in Iraq, and the Wall Street bailout.

Supporting argument: (Heritage Foundation): The only serious opponents of term limits are incumbent politicians and the special interests--particularly labor unions--that support them. Special interests oppose term limits because they do not want to lose their valuable investments in incumbent legislators. Many are organized to extract programs, subsidies, and regulations from the federal government--to use the law as a lever to benefit their own constituencies or harm their rivals.

Source: U.S. Term Limits 17MEM-USTL on Jan 26, 2017

No holiday on election day; no same-day registration.

Marshall voted NAY For the People Act of 2019