The Resource Cleaning house : America's campaign for term limits, James K. Coyne and John H. Fund

Cleaning house : America's campaign for term limits, James K. Coyne and John H. Fund

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Cleaning house : America's campaign for term limits
Title
Cleaning house
Title remainder
America's campaign for term limits
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James K. Coyne and John H. Fund
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The most interesting and intensely debated political reform of the 1990s did not originate with politicians - it is directed at them. Rarely has a political idea caught on with such speed as term limits for elected officials. The largest grass-roots movement in decades put term-limit initiatives on the 1992 ballots in 15 states, representing over one-third of the nation's population. Polls show term limits are favored by 80% of all voters, regardless of race, sex, or
  • party affiliation. A growing number of political observers believe America will have a citizen Congress by the end of this decade. Term limits aren't a new idea. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both supported them, and for over one hundred years self-imposed term limits were an accepted American tradition. But with the rise of more intrusive government, citizen legislators have given way to career politicians. Powerful special interests bankroll their campaigns
  • and effectively discourage any real political competition against them. In 1990, 79 members of Congress had no major-party opponents and 96% of House incumbents were re-elected. Using an engaging and witty style that is far removed from civics textbooks, Cleaning House convincingly sets out the case for term limits and how Americans can get involved in making them a reality. The authors, a former congressman and a noted journalist, have observed Congress up close for
  • years. Using their own experience and research, they paint a devastating portrait of an imperial institution that is increasingly arrogant, unaccountable, and refuses to address the public's concerns
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DLC
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1946-
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Coyne, James K.
Dewey number
328.73/073
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1140
LC item number
.C69 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1957-
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Fund, John H.
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  • United States
  • Term limits (Public office)
  • Het Congres
  • USA
  • Abgeordneter
  • Amtsperiode
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Cleaning house : America's campaign for term limits, James K. Coyne and John H. Fund
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1029279196
Label
Cleaning house : America's campaign for term limits, James K. Coyne and John H. Fund
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029279196

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