Skip to comments.House Bill Introduced to Repeal Constitutional Limit on Terms Obama can Serve..
Posted on 01/17/2009 12:59:32 PM PST by Sammy67
To be followed by Civil War II....
H. J. Res. 5: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
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proving once again that democrats have NO moral compass whatsoever.
Not going to pass.. Period... It takes more than a simple majority..
This sad sack couldn't get any cosponsors to sign on .. Say no more ...
José Serrano [D-NY] ....................... Yea, do it! Once in place, after 2 terms a Junta will be ready to take over too. Where is this guy from Venezuela?
Constitutional amendments are proposed all the time in the Congress. They are assigned to the Judiciary Committee of the proposer's House of Congress and then assigned to a subcommittee. These proposals never come close to getting a floor vote. There's no need to be concerned about this, unless a Judiciary Committee vote is scheduled.
I seriously doubt this even gets to the floor of the House. Back when the 22nd amdendment was propoosed, it specifically exempted the effects of the amendment to the current occupant of the office when it was proposed in Congress. Harry Truman was never subject to its restrictions even though he didn’t run for reelection in 1952 or any presidential election afterwards.
Then it would take at least a 2/3 vote to get it passed..
If Congress passes it, it still has to get through the states. If and when that happens, Obama will be long gone. Plenty of time to derail it.
And ratification by 3/4'ths of the state legislatures.
King George, I mean Obama.
Real generous of Pelosi’s Congress to set obozo as a dictator in a Republic. Appears that the RATS want to stay in power before obozo ever takes office.
This is not a big deal. Every Congress puts this up as an amendment, every year.
True. But it also would give Bubba Bill a new wedge in the law to run again himself.
Next up, an “Enabling Act”!
But it would be a great PR tool - if the Republicans would seize on it.....as if they ever would.
Dear Leader is watching the progress of the Democrat bill with great interest
Sweet justice would be this passing and us getting Jindal or Palin (or someone else) in and them not being able to do a thing about it.
I just did a google search and saw that this was first introduced in 2005 under H.J. RES. 24. If it had passed, it would not had been effective for another Bush term, but for the next elected president. It did not pass.
It’s an on-going thing. It keeps coming up again and again, but it doesn’t go anywhere.
First of all, a Constitutional Amendment takes 2/3 of the Congress to approve. Then, secondly, it takes 3/4 of the states to ratify it.
If it is going to take 38 states to ratify, that means it will only take 13 states to stop it dead in its tracks. See how many states voted for the Republican ticket, if you want to get an idea of how it will go. Not too many people will fiddle with the Constitution, like they might fiddle with local, state and federal laws...
To make it clear for everyone —
It’s 2/3 of the Congress to “get the Amendment” (in the first place), and then 3/4 of the states to ratify it....
Only 13 states to kill it...
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