Drain the Swamp Amendment
Term Limits at All Levels
- Vice President – 8 years
- U.S. Congress Combined – 24 years
- House Speaker – 8 years
- Supreme Court – 25 years
- Lower Courts – 25 years
- Governors – 8 years
- State Congress Combined – 24 years
- Mayors – 12 years
- Sheriff – 12 years
- Commissioners – 8 years
- Alderpeople – 8 years
- Superintendents – 8 years
- School Boards – 8 years
- Judges shall not declare political party association, speak publicly about politics, take money or items of value for speeches, and shall recuse themselves when there is(are) conflict(s) of interest.
- Supreme Court nominees shall have been on an Appeals Court bench for at least 15 years.
- Appeals Court nominees shall have been on a local or state court bench for at least 10 years.
- Local and State court nominees shall have been an attorney for at least 5 years.
- All Judges must hold current bar license in a state, district, or territory of the U.S..
- Each U.S. Federal Circuit Court District shall represent an average of 25 million people per Supreme Court Judge, effective immediately.
- Each time the U.S. population gains an additional 25 million people, there shall be an automatic trigger to add an additional Supreme Court Justice to the bench, by the current, sitting President, on January 20th at Noon ET, on the “1” year following the “0” year of the U.S. Census Bureau population count of the whole number of persons.
Office of Inspectors General
There should be an Office of Inspector General for all three branches of government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Employees shall have never been an employee of the branches. These Inspectors General shall set a standard of ethics that are enforceable by law.
Confirmations, Removal, and Returning to an Elected Position
- Any position requiring Senate Confirmation shall be by 3/5 vote.
- Nominations for Judges made by the President shall receive a hearing and vote if the President makes such nomination by 11:59:59 a.m. ET on Inauguration Day, January 20th.
- If no such vote is made by the Senate for Confirmation within 120 days of such nomination, and no 3/5 vote to decline Confirmation has occurred, such nominee is installed by default.
- Removal of any elected or appointed positions of any office is by impeachment and removal by 2/3 vote in both the House and Senate or by losing an election, and no impeached and removed person shall ever hold office in America again.
- Mandatory minimums for ethics violations, misdemeanor, and felony convictions related to one’s act as a politician, while holding an office, shall be set, and are non-negotiable.
- No person convicted of a state or federal felony shall hold an elected or appointed position.
Lobbyists & The Media
- A person cannot be a lobbyist for 5 years before announcing a run for any elected or appointed office.
- A person who has been an elected or appointed official, may not become a lobbyist for 5 years.
- A person who has been a media host, owned a media organization, or been a CEO of a media organization, may not be associated with media for 5 years before announcing a run for any elected or appointed office.
- A person who has held elected or appointed official, may not take a job as a media host, own a media organization, be a CEO of a media organization, or have been associated with media for 5 years.
- Those who have held political offices and are entitled to government-paid retirement, shall be eligible for their retirement at which time their age group becomes eligible for Social Security and may not draw this retirement if still in any elected or appointed office.
- These all should be ratified to the Constitution to apply to the 2024 Elections for the January 3, 2025, 119th Congressional Session and the January 20, 2025, Presidential Inauguration, and those in current elected offices across America.