Senator Jeff Wentworth has come out in favor of Term Limitations for all elected officials except for Jeff. How hypocritical is that? After 23 years serving Texas as first a representative for 4 years then for 19 years as a State Senator it’s time to turn Jeff out to pasture. Yesterday Jeff wrote; The Solution to the Mess in Washington, where he states that:
- …”What is it that most of us don’t like about Congress? Congressmen and senators seem to stay in office forever”… Is that funny or what?
- Then he said we need to call a Constitutional Convention to rectify this problem; …”we in the 50 state legislatures need to be about the business of passing resolutions calling for just such a convention”…
Senator Wentworth believes that we need to call a CONCON to pass a new Constitutional Amendment to establish Term Limitations on the US Congress. Article V of the United States Constitution provides, that the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the states, may call a Constitutional Convention for proposing amendments, which must then be ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the states, or by conventions in three-fourths of the states. It’s not a new idea, obviously we have done this several times in the past when we passed new Amendments to the Constitution.
Why would Senator Wentworth think we should take the time and spend the $billions of dollars that it would require to call a CONCON to pass a new Constitutional Amendment on Term Limitations and yet he thinks he should run for re-election to the Texas Senate for another term? His idea of calling for a Constitutional Convention is ill conceived and foolhardy. He made the same proposal at the end of the 82nd legislature in his Christmas letter.
- Most recent rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: F
- Cumulative rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: F
- Jeff Wentworth has not signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
- Young Conservatives of Texas career avg: 59