• Matthew Diemer

How to REALLY Know What You're Doing

Cute and confused-- many of our representatives are ONE of the two (hint: not cute)!

Today, we’re talking about congressional term limits, for U.S Representatives.

My proposal is a 5 term limit-- or 10 years of service.

Once again, don’t get me wrong-- I believe there are long-serving, incredible, hard-working politicians who have rightfully earned their time in Congress. But I believe they are the exception, rather than the rule.

Like I mentioned yesterday, a LOT happens in a decade, especially these days.

Our technology is moving at a breakneck pace that our infrastructure has not kept up with.

Our climate is changing so quickly and drastically, while some politicians continue to deny how crucial it is to address.

Our global economy has been shifting dramatically, while some people want to bury their heads in the sand and pretend that we don’t need to be proactive about it.

Our culture is changing so rapidly-- it’s hard to believe that gay marriage was only made federally legal 5 years ago.

I believe that we need politicians to come in with a deep, contextual understanding of the world we’re CURRENTLY living in.

By contextual, I mean that our politicians should be living shared experiences with their constituents-- they should be working regular jobs, building small businesses, and generally have an embodied experience of what it means to be an American TODAY, before they go into Congress.

And I believe that they should never spend so much time in politics that they forget what it’s like to be an everyday American.

And to that end-- I believe 10 years is more than enough time to serve your community, while holding onto a real, experiential knowledge of what life is ACTUALLY like for your community.

What do you think?

Let me know by finding me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Would you also consider making a donation to my campaign? My mission in running for Congress is to represent YOU, using the knowledge and experience I have as an American entrepreneur, and as someone who has made a living out of talking to people and coming to an understanding of their experiences, hopes, and dreams.