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H. J. RES. 5 - Bill to remove President Term Limits (not a joke!)
GovTrack.us ^ | Jan. 6, 2009 | Rep. Josť Serrano [D-NY]

Posted on 02/16/2009 5:31:46 PM PST by navyguy

"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."

... See the rest at the link ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: oldnews; termlimits; zeroworship
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This bill seeks to lay the groundwork for Obama serving more than 2 terms. A la Hugo Chavez.

THIS IS NOT A JOKE! IT'S A REAL BILL!

1 posted on 02/16/2009 5:31:47 PM PST by navyguy
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To: navyguy

Good W can come back. /s


2 posted on 02/16/2009 5:33:07 PM PST by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: navyguy

The only way the loon will last more than one term is if the his loon-O-ticks get control of the census and also grant our illegals voting status.

Oops, guess we ARE in trouble!


3 posted on 02/16/2009 5:33:37 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: navyguy

Yep. That’s what they want. He’s already acting like a dictator. I won’t be surprised to see this go forward.


4 posted on 02/16/2009 5:33:58 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: navyguy

I thought this was nothing new. Besides, IIRC, an amendment would have to be ratified by 2/3rds of the states before it could take effect. I think the last attempt was the Equal Rights Amendment and it didn’t fly too well.


5 posted on 02/16/2009 5:34:04 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: navyguy
President for Life.
What an accomplishment without even being a natural borne American.


6 posted on 02/16/2009 5:34:11 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: navyguy; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

7 posted on 02/16/2009 5:35:12 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: caseinpoint

3/4’s of the states, not 2/3’s.


8 posted on 02/16/2009 5:35:28 PM PST by Publius (The Quadri-Metallic Standard: Gold and silver for commerce; lead and brass for protection.)
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To: caseinpoint

3/4 of the states


9 posted on 02/16/2009 5:35:30 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: navyguy

The real reason for the Second Amendment is becoming more and more apparent everyday.


10 posted on 02/16/2009 5:35:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Have You Punched A Democrat Today? - Do it for the children.)
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To: navyguy

I do not think you can get 2/3rds of the states to agree on anything.

I hope I am right.


11 posted on 02/16/2009 5:37:09 PM PST by hadaclueonce (< Patching a tire ....)
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To: navyguy

Rep. José Serrano is a notorious Castro, Chavez, and other commies supporter.

Serrano is a crooked, thieving, bribe taking Marxist.


12 posted on 02/16/2009 5:37:11 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (NOW)
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To: navyguy

This guy does this every session. He started in 1999 and refiles every time Congress enters a new session.

Not that it might not happen, but it’s not like something Obama is doing.


13 posted on 02/16/2009 5:38:19 PM PST by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristopherson)
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To: navyguy

Im pretty sure some loony representative tries to put this kind of BS through each year.


14 posted on 02/16/2009 5:38:24 PM PST by smith288 (Americans suffer from Stockholm Syndrone with the government)
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To: navyguy

PING!!


15 posted on 02/16/2009 5:38:41 PM PST by unkus
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No joke. I am alarmed at the speed at which the left is working to consolodate all poweer and secure all elements of this country. They are moving fast and in multi directions.

The census

Fairness doctrine

Repeal of the 22nd Amendment

Putting the US under the International Court

Wanting to try Don Rumsfeld


16 posted on 02/16/2009 5:40:14 PM PST by Obadiah (Party - my house - on December 22, 2012!)
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To: Publius; caseinpoint

There is no way that Zero can get 38 states in just under 8 years, there are still enough solidly red states.

Plus deep down the ‘Rats would be terrified of the prospect of a “young Reagan” (Sarah Palin or Bobby Jindal) getting in one day.


17 posted on 02/16/2009 5:40:34 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: navyguy

The only reason this doesn’t terrify me is because it will never pass. However, it shows the tyranny we are up against.


18 posted on 02/16/2009 5:41:01 PM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Diogenesis
President for Life.

It would be a short life.

19 posted on 02/16/2009 5:41:27 PM PST by tbpiper
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To: originalbuckeye
He’s already acting like a dictator.

If he acheives that goal I predict he will suffer the same fate as many dictators throughout history.

And that's about as non-violent as I can post here.

20 posted on 02/16/2009 5:41:56 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (All the oil's in Texas...but all the dipsticks are in Washington, DC.)
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To: Obadiah
I am alarmed at the speed at which the left is working to consolodate all poweer and secure all elements of this country. They are moving fast and in multi directions.

It's a coup d'tat. Forewarned is forearmed.
21 posted on 02/16/2009 5:43:21 PM PST by callisto (CONGRESS.EXE corrupted... Re-boot Washington D.C? (Y/N))
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To: Obadiah

Hitler did the same exact thing. People wonder why the Germans didn’t do more to stop him: They didn’t have the time. Within a couple of months, opposition parties were shut down and all weapons confiscated.


22 posted on 02/16/2009 5:44:22 PM PST by conservative cat (America,%2Byou%2Bhave%2Bbeen%2BPWNED!)
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To: navyguy
This will go nowhere. Especially with 17+ States wanting or considering reestablishment of “States Rights”.
23 posted on 02/16/2009 5:44:39 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: navyguy

Please, will someone in TX save me a place.

I’ll bake you the best chocolate chip cookies you have ever tasted and Netmilsdad will take care of all your computer problems.

Please.


24 posted on 02/16/2009 5:45:20 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: caseinpoint
...an amendment would have to be ratified by 2/3rds of the states before it could take effect

Would that apply to a repeal also?

25 posted on 02/16/2009 5:45:22 PM PST by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: Da Coyote

He might have won the last election due to fraud. I hope and pray that the democrats pay dearly for their disgusting arrogance. They are the scum of the earth.


26 posted on 02/16/2009 5:45:34 PM PST by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: navyguy

Might as well; Constitution’s moot anyway. And the GOP is led by jellyfish. The only question is how far will they let these tyrants go before they pack their bags and run?


27 posted on 02/16/2009 5:46:02 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: hadaclueonce
I do not think you can get 2/3rds of the states to agree on anything.

I hope I am right.

Remember that census thingy. I bet that plays into this somehow.

28 posted on 02/16/2009 5:47:04 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: navyguy
Is this Venezuela? Argentina? No!!!!! The Dems are NUTZ!!!
29 posted on 02/16/2009 5:47:26 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: navyguy

So who is surprised that Great Leader desires to become President for Life?


30 posted on 02/16/2009 5:47:43 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (We used to institutionalize the insane. Now we elect them.)
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To: Williams

I take Reagan anyday, and he’s been dead for 4 years..even as a corpse he’d be better than Obama.


31 posted on 02/16/2009 5:47:49 PM PST by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: Red_Devil 232
This will go nowhere. Especially with 17+ States wanting or considering reestablishment of “States Rights”.

That's true, and I sure hope that holds because this d*mn near gave me a heart attack.

32 posted on 02/16/2009 5:50:24 PM PST by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: Da Coyote

Sorry to burst the bubble here, but this is the same bill which has been introduced each term since time immemorial...never passed, never going to pass.


33 posted on 02/16/2009 5:53:59 PM PST by Browen82
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To: y'all

Y’all will see all ten of j0bama’s birth certs before this passes.


34 posted on 02/16/2009 5:56:40 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: Obadiah

“No joke. I am alarmed at the speed at which the left is working to consolodate all poweer and secure all elements of this country. They are moving fast and in multi directions.

The census

Fairness doctrine

Repeal of the 22nd Amendment

Putting the US under the International Court

Wanting to try Don Rumsfeld”

The only good news about the Rats trying to push all this junk through, especially with the Porkulus with no time given for anyone to even read the Bill, is that they are just too greedy and will not know when to stop. This is obviously pissing people like us off, but is also getting the attention of some that I know who voted for Zero. Their greed will hopefully prompt more people to act in opposition much sooner than they would have if the Rats had not acted so arrogantly and blatantly partisan.


35 posted on 02/16/2009 5:57:07 PM PST by Batman11 ("Big ears isn't my President!")
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To: LibWhacker

Don’t be so sure. In desperate times, heroes emerge. We may not know them that well now but we didn’t know Obama a couple of years ago. Bonner, Canter, Steele, Palin, Huckabee, Romney, Jindhal and even Paul are names to watch now and more will come.


36 posted on 02/16/2009 5:57:44 PM PST by johnnycap
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To: navyguy

America’s answer: ya...NO!


37 posted on 02/16/2009 6:02:24 PM PST by blueplum
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To: navyguy

The Klintoon wants back...


38 posted on 02/16/2009 6:02:47 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5(SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|TaglineSpaceForRent)
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To: Williams
Good W can come back. /s

Yup. We really need a return to fiscal conservatism. /s

39 posted on 02/16/2009 6:03:36 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5(SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|TaglineSpaceForRent)
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To: tbpiper
"It would be a short life"


oops,careful now...
40 posted on 02/16/2009 6:07:07 PM PST by razbinn (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,and to the republic for which it ...)
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To: navyguy

Congressman Jose “Serrano authored the English Plus Resolution , which calls on the government to encourage all Americans to learn and use multiple languages, in addition to English. He vehemently opposes “English only” proposals because he believes that implementing such a policy would be harmful to civil rights and America’s broader national interests. In 1996, the English Plus Resolution came close to House passage, and Serrano has proposed it again in the current Congress.” (From his website)

Seems the famous congressman from the Bronx has higher aspirations...ie el presidente. It’s no wonder, like his cousin Chavez, he seeks to remove term limits for el presidente.

Turd world socialistic mentality serving in our US Congress. Should we expect any less from them? The problem is, as I see it at this juncture, we are outnumbered. The only thing we have left is our US Constitution. When it fails to prevent the socialists from a total seizure of our govt, we have but one resolve.


41 posted on 02/16/2009 6:12:30 PM PST by takenoprisoner
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To: FormerACLUmember
Serrano is a crooked, thieving, bribe taking Marxist.

Please, don't sugar coat it. Tell us what you really think.

42 posted on 02/16/2009 6:12:42 PM PST by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: Obadiah

Well, thank GOD they can’t put it to a vote like in Venezuela, I seriously doubt 3/4 of the states would ratify it.


43 posted on 02/16/2009 6:14:46 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: autumnraine

“Not that it might not happen, but it’s not like something Obama is doing.”

At least not openly.


44 posted on 02/16/2009 6:20:17 PM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: navyguy; All

Folks, chill out.

In the 111th Congress, this bill, introduced by Congressweenie Jose Serrano, D-NY-16, was HJ Res 5. There are no cosponsors.

In the 110th Congress, this bill, introduced by Congressweenie Jose Serrano, D-NY-16, was HJ Res 8. There were no cosponsors. It died in subcommittee without consideration.

In the 109th Congress, this bill, introduced by Congressweenie Jose Serrano, D-NY-16, was HJ Res 9. There were no cosponsors. It died in subcommittee without consideration.

In the 108th Congress, this bill, introduced by Congressweenie Jose Serrano, D-NY-16, was HJ Res 11. There were actually three cosponsors. It died in subcommittee without consideration.

In the 107th Congress, this bill, introduced by Congressweenie Jose Serrano, D-NY-16, was HJ Res 4. There were no cosponsors. It died in subcommittee without consideration.

In the 106th Congress, this bill, introduced by Congressweenie Jose Serrano, D-NY-16, was HJ Res 17. There was one cosponsor. It died in subcommittee without consideration.

In the 105th Congress, this bill, introduced by Congressweenie Jose Serrano, D-NY-16, was HJ Res 19. There was again one cosponsor. It died in subcommittee without consideration.

In the 104th Congress, this bill, introduced by Congressweenie Bawney Fwank, D-MA-, was HJ Res 68. There was one cosponsor. It died in subcommittee without consideration.

And I could keep going back. This has probably been introduced every Congress since the 22d Amendment was passed.


45 posted on 02/16/2009 6:23:36 PM PST by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

As a reminder, the executive branch, and the legislative branch of our fed gov now has a majority of socialists at the helm.

Yes, it would take 3/4s of the states to ratify. But suppose the fed, as it has done may times in the past, regarding other laws it wished to impose, ie 55 mph, .08 alcohol levels etc., witholds funds from the states which refuse to ratify said amendment?


46 posted on 02/16/2009 6:32:11 PM PST by takenoprisoner
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To: markomalley
Caption Congressweenie Jose Serrano and Clarence Thomas:


47 posted on 02/16/2009 6:33:01 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: netmilsmom
Please, will someone in TX save me a place. I'll bake you the best chocolate chip cookies you have ever tasted and Netmilsdad will take care of all your computer problems. Please.

Get here quick, we need you and yours.

48 posted on 02/16/2009 6:38:38 PM PST by avenir
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To: netmilsmom

If I can’t make it - will you share the recipe? (((hugs)))


49 posted on 02/16/2009 6:41:15 PM PST by yorkie (Grandmas are antique little girls)
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To: navyguy
You need to pay attention.
50 posted on 02/16/2009 6:44:05 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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