For this week’s discussion board, I want to reflect on the previous pages in this module.

In this discussion board, I want to you to show an understanding of the material covered in the previous pages.  Please use the terminology or ideas presented in the previous pages.  Failure to do so, will result in a low discussion board grade.


This discussion board will focus on the role and responsibilities of Congress.  Make sure to make some references to material covered in the module.

1.) Based on the facts/stats I presented in the module, it seems like Congress is not particularly diverse, or at least not as diverse as our country actually is.  However, do you think this is a problem?  Some might argue that women are better represented by women and that people of color are better represented by other people of color, and as a result, it is a big problem that Congress is predominantly made up of white men.  However, others might argue that race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation do not matter that much when it comes to representation, so we should just try to elect the best person regardless of any of those factors.  What do YOU think?  Should Congress be more diverse?  Please make sure to explain your response.

2.) As mentioned in the module, there are no term limits for members of Congress, which means they can keep getting reelected potentially for decades.  Would you be in favor of having term limits for members of Congress, meaning, limiting their time in office to a certain length (let’s say 10 years)?  Support your arguments and  explain why you think things would be better with or without term limits.

Your FIRST post should be a minimum of 200 words.  Your SECOND and THIRD posts, where you respond to your peers’ posts, each should be a minimum of 100 words.

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