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No. Once ¾ of state legislatures or state conventions ratify the amendment, the President is required by law to sign the amendment.
Won't term limits just allow congressman to serve for a few years and then receive full pay for the rest of their life?
Currently Members of Congress are automatically covered under the Federal Employees’ Retirement System. Section 5 of our amendment specifically states that no member of Congress shall receive any pension, benefits or form of compensation upon leaving their office.
Section 8 of our amendment prevents a member of congress from engaging in any lobbying activity for a period of 7 years following the end of the public service. In essence, term limits reduces the majority of lobbying activities that occur during re-election campaigns AND removes the possibility any post-congressional lobbying activities by members of Congress.
Many myths persist about a runaway convention, however, there is no precedent for runaway conventions in history. States submit applications for the Article V to Congress, after which it is impossible to add additional amendments or agenda items to the process. If a majority of states agree and submit agenda items, then the Article V convention stays on task.
Each State Legislature would come up with its own process for selecting delegates.