Term Limits

​Mullin Broke Promise to Sponsor Term Limits Amendment for All of Congress

Washington, D.C. – A leading national term limits group is calling out Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) for breaking a promise he made to fight for a congressional term limits amendment.  U.S. Term Limits (USTL) highlighted that Rep. Mullin signed a pledge in 2011 vowing to co-sponsor legislation for congressional term limits, then broke his word by never sponsoring the bill. The broken commitment is especially relevant as debate in Oklahoma centers on […]

Read the full article at Oklahoma’s Political News service, www.SoonerPolitics.org .

So much for Term Limits? Mullin aspires "to be a career legislator"

Congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma’s 2nd District has been in hot water over the past week for comments he made at a recent town hall in Jay, saying gems like…

“You say you pay for me to do this. Bullcrap. I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got there and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go.”

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“I’m just saying this is a service for me, not a career, and I thank God this is not how I make my living.”

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“I’m paying more taxes inside my company and personally than I’ll ever receive from Congress.”

His comments have been major national news, with stories running on the Drudge Report, TheBlaze, The Washington Times, TheHill, Politico, FoxNews, Conservative Review, and many other publications and news sites.

Brian Jackson announces campaign for 2nd Congressional District

Citing Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s term limit pledge, Brian Jackson of Muskogee has announced his campaign for Congress in the 2nd District. Jackson is an associate professor of economics and accounting at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Before joining the NSU faculty in 2008, he worked as a scientist for the U.S. Government/Central Intelligence Agency, and is a volunteer chapel speaker and former member of the board of directors for the Gospel Rescue Mission of Muskogee.

One of the best votes of this year

There is some very good news from this session: the first meaningful step in the effort to reverse term limits was unexpectedly and overwhelmingly defeated!

Frequent readers of these articles will know my position regarding term limits. They are a vital reform that reinforces the concept that public service should be a temporary time during which an individual makes a sacrifice on behalf of his community. Public service should never be a “career” in which a person spends a lifetime as a politician.

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