Presidents serving for a maximum of two terms was not a law in the old days; it was a tradition After Roosevelt, it became law. During Roosevellt’s final term , the poor man was clearly dyingI think I am right in saying that the President is elected for a term of four years, Senators 6 years and House of Representatives just two years.
I believe this is enshrined in the constitution. As an outsider, this seems to me to guarantee permanent electioneering and sometimes I wonder when anything gets done.
Also, why was FDR allowed to run four times and now Presidents are forced to retire after just two terms maximum?
I’m wondering if it wouldn’t make more sense to increase House terms to 3 years in order to avoid the constant electioneering that takes place today.