Term limits make any “deal” made while serving subject to public scrutiny in shorter cycles. Legislation would be shorter. Government intervention much more limited in scope and all senators end up HAVING to earn a living working back home rather than pork from Washington.
It’s not only a first step but the most powerful. If we’re seriously talking about returning power to constituents – that’s most certainly it.
Terms limits are a giant piece of legislation that change the face of government but current leadership would never see the value in prioritizing it and frankly aren’t big enough leaders to consider it.
This congress is uninteresting, uninspiring, small & petulant. They see government as a tool of their own petty whims as opposed to the rich soil it could be. With this version of a Republican Party and this President, the government won’t shrink but our promise most certainly will.