Congress Term Limits.
We The People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union.
Shall limit our congressional Legislators to a cumulative maximum time in office.  

Congress Term Limits

In the past Term Limits applied to members of Congress. Yes That may be hard to believe but it is true. 

The Articles of Confederation, adopted in 1781, established term limits for the delegates to the Continental Congress.
Thomas Jefferson, urging a limitation of tenure, "to prevent every danger which might arise to American freedom by continuing too long in office the members of the Continental Congress". Term limits were incorporated into the Articles of Confederation (1781–89).

Sadly, In contrast to the Articles of Confederation, the federal constitution convention at Philadelphia omitted mandatory term limits from the second national frame of government.
It is now time to correct the mistake made by our founding fathers.

Currently there are 27 Amendments to the United States Constitution. Now is the time to develop and pass a 28th Amendment. The 28th Amendment should address term limits for the elected members of congress and thus give the power of the legislative branch back to We The People and remove career politicians along with their special interest supporters.
Proposed Amendment:

1: No person shall be elected as a member of the House of Representatives or Senate for a number of terms that exceed 12 years in total, whether commutative or consecutive. A person may be elected for a period not to exceed one term if that person has not exceeded the 12 year limit but serving this term will exceed the limit. The time in elective office in both the house and senate shall be included in the 12 year limit.
2. When this article becomes operative any active member of congress, both the house and senate, who has exceeded the 12 year period may be allowed to be reelected for one additional term.

How do we add this Amendment to the Constitution?
Article V of the Constitution allows 2 different procedures in which to add amendments.
1. For an amendment to become part of the constitution it must be ratified by  three-fourths of the States (38 of 50 States) legislatures. Before the amendment can be ratified it must first be proposed in some manner.  Article V outlines two ways in which an amendment can get started:
A.  Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. (All 27 Amendments have been proposed in this manner.)
B. A constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures. (34 of 50 States)
Getting a congressional term limit amendment proposed by two-thirds of congress is not ever going to be a reality.  This is tantamount to having the fox guard the hen house.
If you feel that it is time to take  back the power of the United States Government from career politicians and special interest groups and return it to WE THE PEOPLE its time to begin the Congress Term Limit process utilizing a constitution convention.
The process begins with contacting your elected state legislature members. Please go here for all contact information, including phone numbers, email and mailing addresses along with links to their personal websites. This is where you, as a concerned American, start the process of returning governmental back to WE THE PEOPLE.

Why were Term Limits for Representatives and Senators omitted from the United States Constitution?
The Constitution has minimum age limits for members of the House of Representatives at 25 and for the Senate at 30. When the Constitution was written the average life expectancy was 36 years old.  Today life expectancy is between 76 ad 80 years old. Today we have 10 members of congress who have been in office for 36 or more years.

Why is it a bad thing to allow members of congress to be reelected for an unlimited number of terms?
The birth of all legislation (which when or if it becomes law affects all of us) in congress begins in various committees.  Currently there are over 40 major committees in Congress where legislation begins. A list of these committees and their members can be found here. The most powerful person on these committees is the chairman.  With few exceptions, the chairman is chosen based on sonority along with which political party is in majority of the house or senate at the time.   The committee chairman directs debate as they see fit and are able to grant people in the committee time to speak. This means that if he or she wishes to block a certain view from being given a fair chance at a hearing he or she is very able to do so by directing the course of conversation and giving the opposition view more time to provide their point.