Dane Hahn Posted over 1 year ago Why isn't there more direct communication between citizens and our elected officials? Term limits would answer most of the issues (above). I see the wisdom in a 6 year (one term) presidential stand. As it is, a little happens in the first two years, the next two are running for re-election, then there is the 2nd term which normally includes world travel, and campaigning for Congressmen at the mid term. A six year term with no re-election would eliminate the waste of time in getting "back in". For Congress, limit them to 2 terms--it's embarrassing to see Senators retiring after spending their whole life in Washington. I say clean up the election rules and then vote them all out and start over. It might be rocky for a few years, but it would deal with the issues we know we have but think are unable to be solved.