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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution removing presidential term limit
Thomas ^ | June 15, 2009 | Rep. SERRANO NY

Posted on 06/15/2009 9:28:30 AM PDT by lqcincinnatus

HJ 5 IH

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 Mr. SERRANO introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION 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.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

`Article--

`The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.'.


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From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!
1 posted on 06/15/2009 9:28:32 AM PDT by lqcincinnatus
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To: lqcincinnatus

Dunno. One term of zero, a lifetime with Palin? We could do worse...


2 posted on 06/15/2009 9:30:14 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 147 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: lqcincinnatus

Horrific - but will never pass thankfully.


3 posted on 06/15/2009 9:30:21 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: lqcincinnatus
Nuts.


4 posted on 06/15/2009 9:30:59 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: lqcincinnatus

They already have a website:

http://www.end22.com


5 posted on 06/15/2009 9:31:08 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: lqcincinnatus

It was just a matter of time.


6 posted on 06/15/2009 9:31:19 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Principled; freekitty; sheik yerbouty; Piquaboy; unkus; flat; gonzo; oswegodeee; TXRed; ZULU; ...

H I T L E R

C H A V E Z

Z E R O


7 posted on 06/15/2009 9:31:28 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: lqcincinnatus
American Communists Party headed by King Obama at work. Hail the King!!!!!!!!!!!
8 posted on 06/15/2009 9:31:32 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: lqcincinnatus

If they want to mess around with amendments, they should pass a balanced budget amendment. We don’t need kings or emperors. Two terms is far too long in most cases.


9 posted on 06/15/2009 9:32:04 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: lqcincinnatus

It’s really hard to amend the Constitution.


10 posted on 06/15/2009 9:32:31 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Socialism is the worst kind of Pollution.)
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To: lqcincinnatus

A bill of this nature is proposed and filed in EVERY session of Congress.


11 posted on 06/15/2009 9:32:41 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: lqcincinnatus

I propose limiting the term of the present White House occupant to six months, and we hold a new election to fix the biggest mistake of the 21st Century so far.


12 posted on 06/15/2009 9:33:10 AM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: exit82

Or allow plebiscites to recall Presidents....


13 posted on 06/15/2009 9:34:39 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (In only 19 weeks, 0 has enabled us to agree with the Taliban [his empty speechifying] - Iron Munro)
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To: lqcincinnatus
Will never pass. Opposition would be massive.

But I think it is good to point out that King O wants to be President for life.

14 posted on 06/15/2009 9:35:12 AM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: lqcincinnatus

Since when do the Democrats abide by the Constitution anyway?


15 posted on 06/15/2009 9:35:26 AM PDT by monocle
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To: lqcincinnatus

I think this is the 6th or 7th time Serrano’s proposed this, and it’s never gone anywhere.


16 posted on 06/15/2009 9:35:49 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Atypical Crustacean)
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To: lqcincinnatus

If anything, we should add term limits to Congress.


17 posted on 06/15/2009 9:35:49 AM PDT by ryan71 (We're in deep kimchi!)
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To: null and void
"Dunno. One term of zero, a lifetime with Palin? We could do worse..."

As much as I love sexy Sarah, I would not even support repealing the 22nd knowing that she would be President for life.

As a matter of fact, I am in favor of term limits for members of Congress and quite frankly I don't think Supreme Court justices should serve past 80 years old..
18 posted on 06/15/2009 9:35:54 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Tzimisce
It’s really hard to amend the Constitution.

Not with King Obama and his power. Suppose he just write an executive order removing term limits. Can't be done? Who is going to stop it? Short of an armed rebellion, which will never happen, we are toast. Look at how he has trashed the Constitution already.

19 posted on 06/15/2009 9:36:05 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Tzimisce
Yes, but what would the Supremes do with a challenge to that amendment? Would they say the multitudes who want King O for a third term are being disenfranchised?

Do NOT put ANYTHING past these commies. Just wondering.

20 posted on 06/15/2009 9:36:09 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation)
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To: exit82
..and then can we have Palin forever?

Sort of like Englands queen whatsername who ruled over their best times.

21 posted on 06/15/2009 9:36:09 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: lqcincinnatus

Right. 3/4 of the states are SURE to ratify this! LOL!


22 posted on 06/15/2009 9:36:20 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: lqcincinnatus

In a word .............. NO.


23 posted on 06/15/2009 9:36:32 AM PDT by scooter2 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW !)
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To: lqcincinnatus

This is not news. This is thrown out all the time. It is always said it will never pass because a large amount of states have to retify it.


24 posted on 06/15/2009 9:37:02 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: lqcincinnatus

King O thinks he has found a lifetime job.


25 posted on 06/15/2009 9:37:19 AM PDT by taxtruth
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To: lqcincinnatus

Whadja expect suckers—egg in yer beer?

Hail the king—long live da king

It’s good ta be king, ya know!


26 posted on 06/15/2009 9:37:59 AM PDT by gunnyg
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To: lqcincinnatus

If any amendment should be talked about in regards to term limits then it should be to get people like Kennedy, Kerry, Byrd, and a host of other professional politicians out of there, not allow any idiots to remain longer.

The Dems know a third term could have happened under Clinton, personally I don’t think Obama will have the ratings to go even two, much less more.

This is for them further down the road I think, long term strategy for when all this dole they are peddling hooks people with a dependence monkey on their back.


27 posted on 06/15/2009 9:38:00 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: ryan71

Both House and Senate! And don’t forget the courts.


28 posted on 06/15/2009 9:38:53 AM PDT by b4its2late (I love defenseless animals, especially in a good gravy.)
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To: pabianice

I agree see my last post.Obama will get on TV like he is right now and promote it like he is Obamacare and the antichristfalsemessiah may get every damn radical marxist thing he wants.


29 posted on 06/15/2009 9:39:20 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: lqcincinnatus
Two terms were enough for Washington and more than enough for Franklin Roosevelt. We learned our lesson once which is why the 22nd amendment was put into place.
30 posted on 06/15/2009 9:39:23 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.)
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To: lqcincinnatus
But what if a Republican wins the next election? Will there be stipulations to make this only possible for Democrats?
31 posted on 06/15/2009 9:39:30 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: lqcincinnatus

It will never happen. Even if passed, people get sick of the President after eight years. The majority of two term presidents are involved in nonsense type stuff that keeps them from their jobs. Nixon had Watergate, Reagan had Iran Contra, Clinton had Monicagate, and Bush had the firinggate. Most of them are nonsense but still disruptive to getting their job done. Can you imagine three terms??? Most would be in jail or six feet underground from the stress.


32 posted on 06/15/2009 9:40:18 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: mysterio; All

Personally I’m in favor of a 1 six year term..


33 posted on 06/15/2009 9:41:08 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: lqcincinnatus

Never happen.


34 posted on 06/15/2009 9:41:09 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: exit82

I second that!


35 posted on 06/15/2009 9:41:22 AM PDT by Tigercap
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To: MaestroLC

This will never get 2/3 of Congress and 3/4 of the states to ratify it.

The 22nd amendment was passed after FDR was elected four times. I don’t know the party vote breakdown at that time, but to get the 2/3 in Congress and 3/4 of states, there must have been a significant number of FDR’s fellow Democrats who didn’t want to see any other president be elected multiple times like that.

To bring up this amendment now seems like rank political opportunism. It’s hard to see any Republicans go along with it, since the intent is that Obama be president for life with this amendment.


36 posted on 06/15/2009 9:41:26 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Principled
Yes, and we will never elect a Marxist president, nationalize the banks, GM will never fail, the dollar will be the currency of the world, and we will never treat prisoners of war as common criminals.
37 posted on 06/15/2009 9:41:46 AM PDT by lqcincinnatus (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Tzimisce

“...It’s really hard to amend the Constitution....”

Zer0 could amend the Constitution by Executive Order. He has the power of the pen. He is The Messiah. He can do anything he wants. (/s)


38 posted on 06/15/2009 9:41:46 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: Tzimisce
If they want to mess around with amendments, they should pass a balanced budget amendment.

Or one that requires a President to produce a birth certificate.

39 posted on 06/15/2009 9:41:53 AM PDT by NJRighty (Under President B. Hussein 0bama, will the stars and stripes be replaced by a hammer and sickle?)
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To: Tzimisce; All

Thank goodness it is..


40 posted on 06/15/2009 9:42:12 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: lqcincinnatus

oh hell no!!!


41 posted on 06/15/2009 9:42:28 AM PDT by angelcindy
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To: lqcincinnatus

How about an amendment that prohibits anyone from running or serving as POTUS without having served in the Military?

That might bring the candidates back down to earth.

I’m also for term limits for Senators and Congressmen.


42 posted on 06/15/2009 9:42:43 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: lqcincinnatus; All

Welcome to the Obama Century.


43 posted on 06/15/2009 9:43:01 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: KevinDavis

I could see that.


44 posted on 06/15/2009 9:43:05 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
I agree see my last post.Obama will get on TV like he is right now and promote it like he is Obamacare and the antichristfalsemessiah may get every damn radical marxist thing he wants.

The One and his Clueless Sidekick have been laying the foundation already. "The stimulus will take YEARS to work its magic. Job creation won't be apparent for YEARS."

"...oh, and since all of my brilliant and critical programs will take so long to work, why don't we do away with that pesky term limit thingie. You wouldn't want to throw me out just before I work my miracles, would you?"

45 posted on 06/15/2009 9:43:41 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possiblity of failure.)
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To: Tzimisce

“It’s really hard to amend the Constitution.”

Not when you have the likes of ACORN rigging elections.

Give them time, and we’ll be saddled with Emperor Zer0 as dictator for life.


46 posted on 06/15/2009 9:43:54 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (If a muslim terrorist contracts swine flu, does he still get his 72 virgins?)
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To: Logical me

I didn’t say it couldn’t be done.

I said it was hard to do.


47 posted on 06/15/2009 9:43:59 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Socialism is the worst kind of Pollution.)
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To: rock_lobsta
I think this is the 6th or 7th time Serrano’s proposed this, and it’s never gone anywhere

What a waste of our money and our time! Why don't these fellows tackle problems and solve them. Instead, they create a fuss by making new ones to deflect the focus from what is really wrong in this country. Good Golly, I am sick of their idealistic, manipulative scheming and lazy approach to doing the real work that needs to be done. It makes me nauseous to think that we have so many do-nothing types in Congress who steal from us right under our noses and then propose these ridiculous amendments to waste time!!!

48 posted on 06/15/2009 9:44:53 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Cboldt

Are you sure one was filed during the Bush administration?

I recall this being tried during the Clinton years, but I don’t remember reading about an effort during the Bush years.


49 posted on 06/15/2009 9:45:44 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama post 09/11. The U.S. is sorry, we are a Muslim nation, and we surrender.)
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To: rock_lobsta
-- I think this is the 6th or 7th time Serrano's proposed this ... --

Serrano and Shays in 1999 (H.J.Res. 17), Serrano in 2001 (H.J.Res. 4), 2003 (H.J.Res. 11), 2005 (H.J.Res. 9), 2007 (H.J.Res. 8), and 2009 (H.J.Res. 5)

Check the names on this additional one from 1999:

By Mr. HOYER (for himself, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Berman, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Sabo, and Mr. Pallone):
H. J. Res. 38. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States repealing the twenty- second article of amendment to the Constitution; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

50 posted on 06/15/2009 9:48:14 AM PDT by Cboldt
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