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Bill to Repeal the 22 Amendment
111th Congress First Session ^ | Jan 6, 2009 | Rep. Serrano

Posted on 04/20/2009 12:54:33 PM PDT by The Good Doctor

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 5 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.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2009

(Excerpt) Read more at thomas.loc.gov ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: 22amendment; ajntsa; hjr5; oldnews; repeal22; serrano
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1 posted on 04/20/2009 12:54:33 PM PDT by The Good Doctor
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To: The Good Doctor

Helping zer0 follow his mentor Piggo Chavez in becoming president-for-life.


2 posted on 04/20/2009 12:55:39 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Meanwhile, the sheeple graze mindlessly while awaiting slaughter at Hope and Change Ranch)
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To: The Good Doctor

Can only be done by the states as in passing an amendment.


3 posted on 04/20/2009 12:55:51 PM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: The Good Doctor

Was I asleep? Did I miss this?


4 posted on 04/20/2009 12:56:04 PM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: The Good Doctor

That took longer than I thought.


5 posted on 04/20/2009 12:56:17 PM PDT by Terpfen (Ain't over yet, folks. Those 2004 Senate gains are up for grabs in 2 years.)
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To: The Good Doctor

Good luck! It will have to pass both the House and Senate with a 2/3’rds majority and then be ratified by 3/4’ths of the states.


6 posted on 04/20/2009 12:56:25 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: The Good Doctor

Will never go anywhere


7 posted on 04/20/2009 12:56:30 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: RSmithOpt

3/4 of the states needed to ratify.


8 posted on 04/20/2009 12:58:12 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Domandred

“Will never go anywhere”

You’re right. The easier track will be canxing elections. Y’know... because we’ll need the continuity in this time of need. /s


9 posted on 04/20/2009 12:58:23 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Meanwhile, the sheeple graze mindlessly while awaiting slaughter at Hope and Change Ranch)
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To: The Good Doctor

No.


10 posted on 04/20/2009 12:58:27 PM PDT by Blogger (It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. - Ben Franklin)
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To: ScottinVA
"Helping zer0 follow his mentor Piggo Chavez in becoming president-for-life."

I may not have said it thatway, but that idea was the first thing that came to my mind...
11 posted on 04/20/2009 12:59:00 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Six months from now there will be 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Vaquero

Also to 3/4 of the states must repeal unless declared unconstitutional by SCOTUS. Cut and dried.


12 posted on 04/20/2009 1:00:44 PM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: The Good Doctor

It’s proposed annually.


13 posted on 04/20/2009 1:00:56 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: The Good Doctor

The Republicans pushed the 22nd through to get back at FDR and the only thing they accomplished was to deny us a third term for President Reagan.


14 posted on 04/20/2009 1:01:37 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: The Good Doctor

Whatever. The only way Obama or anyone will serve more than 8 years is when the Constitution is replaced.

Need 2/3 states approval for ammendment.

Not gonna happen.

Unless ACORN is counting the votes


15 posted on 04/20/2009 1:02:36 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: The Good Doctor
I'd bet that if one were to do a little research (which I am not going to do because I do not care enough about it), one would find that some crack-pot member of the House of Reprehensibles from one party or the other (depending upon who is president) introduces something like this almost every year. It most likley gets shot down or ignored, and is then filed away in the Dead Legislation Office until some other crack-pot (or possibly the SAME crack-pot) reintroduces it in the next session.

But that's just a guess.

16 posted on 04/20/2009 1:03:02 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: The Good Doctor

Don’t they have more important issues to address????


17 posted on 04/20/2009 1:03:12 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: RSmithOpt

unless his holiness the messiah gets the backing of the military and declares marshall law....then we are no longer America.

It feels like that now.


18 posted on 04/20/2009 1:03:13 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Paleo Conservative

“Good luck! It will have to pass both the House and Senate with a 2/3’rds majority and then be ratified by 3/4’ths of the states.”

With ACORN doing the next census, who knows?


19 posted on 04/20/2009 1:03:54 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: The Good Doctor

I knew this one was coming.


20 posted on 04/20/2009 1:04:21 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ScottinVA

A permanent mandate makes not the ruler permanent. The home hating stray dog is whining for a permanent world imperios home.


21 posted on 04/20/2009 1:04:21 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Vaquero

True. Will 0 declare marshal law if Dodd isn’t given millions by Wall Street to run for re-election?


22 posted on 04/20/2009 1:05:07 PM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: The Good Doctor

Next they’ll remove the batteries from smoke detectors in the Reichstag.


23 posted on 04/20/2009 1:05:47 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: trumandogz

and if alsheimers would have reared its ugly head during his 3rd term, he would have been so vilified by the left as to wipe out all the good he did in the first 2 terms.

better the way it wound up, with RINO Bush 41. It kept Ronaldus Magnus’s legacy clean.


24 posted on 04/20/2009 1:06:48 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: The Good Doctor

The same bill has been introduced in every Congress for the past 20+ years. It has never made it out of committee. And even if it did, it has the hurdle of passing 3/4 of the states. In other words, ain’t happening, so stop worrying.


25 posted on 04/20/2009 1:08:28 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

A 2/3rds majority? Three fourths of the states? Don’t be naive. That’s the OLD way. In order to do it the NEW way, Hussein has to agree, Pelosi has to say it’s OK with her and the MSM reports that anyone speaking against it is a dirty, stinking racist, guilty of a hate crime. These days we no longer need all of that icky, complicated Constitution stuff!


26 posted on 04/20/2009 1:08:43 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: trumandogz
the only thing they accomplished was to deny us a third term for President Reagan.

Also denied us a third term for Bill Clinton.

27 posted on 04/20/2009 1:08:50 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Panzerlied

Let us see how that goes with the EU or Russia. They have rejected Turkey and Obama is bowing to the Saudis. So, obviously, he is no messiah, he is just a village idiot from Kenya fooling Americans and at the boot of the fascist powers of the world, just like when in Kenya when his tribe got sold by muslims and was forced to conversion (for there is a difference between a dhimmit forced convert and a self convert in Islam, as some pigs are more equal there).


28 posted on 04/20/2009 1:09:03 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: trumandogz

That’s one that I’m willing to live with though, and I doubt Reagan would have run for a 3 term. Remember, FDR was the ONLY president to run for a 3rd term. Everyone else honored the aged tradition of Washington and retired.


29 posted on 04/20/2009 1:09:43 PM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: DuncanWaring
Also denied us a third term for Bill Clinton.

No, first of all there would have been no President Clinton if RR had a third term.

And if Clinton had been elected, he would have actually been impeached on fears that he would win a third term in 2000.

30 posted on 04/20/2009 1:11:40 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: WayneS

It was introduced by a Democrat even when Bush was in office. It’s been introduced by this same Democrat since 1997.


31 posted on 04/20/2009 1:12:05 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: The Good Doctor

Um, NO! Not only NO, but HELL NO!


32 posted on 04/20/2009 1:13:01 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: The Good Doctor

No way this will happen. But that it’s being tried is freaking scary, isn’t it?


33 posted on 04/20/2009 1:14:00 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Terpfen

It was actually proposed even before Dumbo was inaugurated.


34 posted on 04/20/2009 1:14:36 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: trumandogz

Ronnie was likely in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease by 1988. We would have gotten Bush The Elder as POTUS anyway, but with a lot of unnecessary commotion. (Assuming that Dukakis would have been as easily exposed as he was).


35 posted on 04/20/2009 1:15:02 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: The Good Doctor

We need term limits across the board and these fools want to get rid of them. I know, voting them out is supposed to be the limit, but look at the incumbents getting in again, and it ain’t working.


36 posted on 04/20/2009 1:15:29 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: FES0844

“Don’t they have more important issues to address????”

How about repealing the 16th amendment? I’d be all for that.


37 posted on 04/20/2009 1:18:13 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: neocon1984
Ronnie was likely in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease by 1988.

President Reagan was strong and sharp in 1988, stronger and sharper than anyone that we have had since then.

38 posted on 04/20/2009 1:18:19 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Tatze

At least I correctly concluded that the author of the legislation is in the crack-pot category. I REALLY didn’t expect it to turn out to be the very same crack-pot every single year, though!

;^)


39 posted on 04/20/2009 1:19:38 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Vendome
The only way Obama or anyone will serve more than 8 years is when the Constitution is replaced.

The Constitution must be followed and enforced. The provision for the President to be "natural born" is still in place, but apparently is being ignored. The Tenth Amendment has not been observed since Lincoln. The provision that prevents a member of Congress from moving to the Cabinet didn't stop Hildabeast.

40 posted on 04/20/2009 1:21:06 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Proud Veteran - Sworn to defend The Constitution! - Caution: That makes me a Right-Wing Extremist.)
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To: dajeeps

So would I.


41 posted on 04/20/2009 1:21:07 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: The Good Doctor

Nice try. Not gonna happen, though.


42 posted on 04/20/2009 1:21:57 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: trumandogz

There’s always a ‘damned if you do / damned if you don’t’ factor with anything political.


43 posted on 04/20/2009 1:22:16 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: The Good Doctor

No! Repeal the 17th!!


44 posted on 04/20/2009 1:22:47 PM PDT by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: Vaquero
Obama doesn't need this...8 years for himself, then 8 for Michelle.

Maybe they can undo the 22nd by declaring some of the ratifications invalid. Surely some of the states which ratified the 22nd amendment were guilty of discrimination against African American voters, so their ratifications shouldn't count.

45 posted on 04/20/2009 1:25:08 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Tatze
"The same bill has been introduced in every Congress for the past 20+ years. It has never made it out of committee. And even if it did, it has the hurdle of passing 3/4 of the states. In other words, ain’t happening, so stop worrying."

I wasn't aware of that. I still worry though. I wouldn't have thought it possible for congress to pass a pork-laden $700 billion dollar plan without reading it first.

46 posted on 04/20/2009 1:28:34 PM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

But after he was elected. I expected this the day after he was elected, not two months later.


47 posted on 04/20/2009 1:34:44 PM PDT by Terpfen (Ain't over yet, folks. Those 2004 Senate gains are up for grabs in 2 years.)
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To: pgyanke

brilliant female pundits like Ann Coulter have trouble with the 19th amendment.


48 posted on 04/20/2009 1:38:30 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: trumandogz

Did you want Clinton for life?


49 posted on 04/20/2009 1:50:10 PM PDT by Nateman (You know you are doing the right thing when liberals scream.)
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To: RSmithOpt

The legislation is just an acorn now. But one day..........

Never mind about the state ratifications. Somehow, we believe, even this is possible\s.


50 posted on 04/20/2009 1:56:04 PM PDT by TFMcGuire (Life is tough. It is even tougher if you are stupid--John Wayne)
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