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H.J.RES.5, Trying to Remove Presidential Term Limits!
The Library of Congress ^ | 01/06/2009 | Rep Serrano, Jose E.

Posted on 04/15/2009 2:57:09 AM PDT by MattAMatt

I hate to say I told you so, but "I told you so!" Chavez is mear childs play compared to Obama.

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.

Committees: House Judiciary

Latest Major Action: 2/9/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

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


TOPICS: Issues; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: healthcare; hjr5; obama; repeal22; socialism; term

1 posted on 04/15/2009 2:57:09 AM PDT by MattAMatt
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To: MattAMatt
Since the Library of Congress link is apparently not valid...

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hj111-5
2 posted on 04/15/2009 3:10:10 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: All
Here's the LoC THOMAS link:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:hj5:
3 posted on 04/15/2009 3:14:52 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Renderofveils

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas


4 posted on 04/15/2009 3:15:53 AM PDT by MattAMatt
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To: MattAMatt

Just go to the Library of Congress and search for it. It’s there. I don’t know why I can’t link to it.


5 posted on 04/15/2009 3:28:59 AM PDT by MattAMatt
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To: MattAMatt

This guy has tried this for years. But there hasn’t been a Democrat President and Democrat House and Senate majority either. So it just might go through.


6 posted on 04/15/2009 3:48:27 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: autumnraine

Exactly. We can’t let it. This is looking more and more like Hugo Chavez every day......


7 posted on 04/15/2009 3:52:48 AM PDT by MattAMatt
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To: MattAMatt
If I remember correctly, to pass any amendment to the Constitution it needs a 2/3 vote in the house and then 3/4 of the states have to radify it...I don't know that 3/4 of the states would go along with that...JMHO of course...

8 posted on 04/15/2009 3:57:20 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: autumnraine

Exactly. Combine the interstate voting compact with the push for dumping presidential term limits and we have the makings of a permanent democrat majority under Lord Zero for life.

Those who laugh it off on unconstitutional grounds should wake the hell up. It wasn’t exactly constitutional for government to seize and run companies but they did it anyway.


9 posted on 04/15/2009 4:04:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: MattAMatt

Laws and resolutions are one thing, and the socialists can certainly make things difficult by shutting out conservatives and republicans, but an amendment to the Constitution has to be passed by both houses of Congress and then be ratified by 3/4 of the states. I don’t think that the socialists could get 38 states to ratify. This safeguard to our Constitution isn’t a popularity item, even the sparcely populated states get an equal vote.


10 posted on 04/15/2009 4:07:11 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Teleprompter Boy fails.)
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To: autumnraine

not a chance........the founders rigged the constitution so that amendments could not be put in willy nilly...case in point, since the constitution and bill of rights was written, over 20,000 amendments have been proposed. Only 27 have made it all the way...odds are better to be hit by lightning


11 posted on 04/15/2009 4:10:33 AM PDT by joe fonebone (When you ask God for help, sometimes he sends the Marines.)
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To: BuffaloJack

There are ways to get this passed by 3/4ths majority. All you have to do is pit classes against each other. Already happening. A Major effort to discredit conservatives by making them malitant enemies of the state. Already happening. Need I say more?


12 posted on 04/15/2009 4:11:04 AM PDT by MattAMatt
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To: MattAMatt

Read the Constitution. Such an amendment would require the votes of two-thirds the members in both houses and three-quarters of the state legislatures. My considered opinion is that the odds of such an amendment being ratified in my life time hovers somewhere between zilch point sh*t and none.


13 posted on 04/15/2009 4:22:50 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: joe fonebone
And as a last resort they gave us.......the 2nd Amendment!
14 posted on 04/15/2009 4:23:41 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Marsoc Dad)
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To: Recon Dad

Obama is already working on that......


15 posted on 04/15/2009 4:25:54 AM PDT by MattAMatt
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To: MattAMatt

We need more people to review every Congressmen’s voting rcords and vote accordingly. We can not allow the media to pick and choose what information we are given.


16 posted on 04/15/2009 4:31:42 AM PDT by MattAMatt
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To: autumnraine
This guy has tried this for years. But there hasn’t been a Democrat President and Democrat House and Senate majority either. So it just might go through.

Perhaps. But changes to the constitution must be approved by 2/3 of the STATES. With Texas declaring sovereignty and lots of other states with sovereignty bills going through that's not likely going to happen.

With that said its still time to lock and load and keep your powder dry that this is even being considered.

17 posted on 04/15/2009 5:05:17 AM PDT by conservativegramma
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To: conservativegramma

Correction: make that 2/3 of CONGRESS and 3/4 of STATES.


18 posted on 04/15/2009 5:07:11 AM PDT by conservativegramma
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To: MattAMatt
It isn't going to pass. Its probably not even going to make it on to the floor. Why the worry, other than the sycophantic Democrat Congresscritters that introduced it?
19 posted on 04/15/2009 5:17:48 AM PDT by Little Ray (Do we have a Plan B?)
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To: Little Ray

Not hard to do when you make the opposition look like thugs.
Right-wing extremism may be on rise, report says
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/14/extremism.report/


20 posted on 04/15/2009 5:19:12 AM PDT by MattAMatt
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To: Recon Dad

Ahhhhh.......one of my old tag lines states that the second amendment is the constitutions reset button.....


21 posted on 04/15/2009 6:33:29 AM PDT by joe fonebone (When you ask God for help, sometimes he sends the Marines.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Correct.


22 posted on 04/15/2009 7:57:16 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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