Skip to comments.Move to Repeal Presidential Term Limits
Posted on 06/11/2009 2:52:11 PM PDT by truthnomatterwhat
Liberals have always covetted the return of Clinton in the Oval Office. Those were the days, if only he could run again, they dream. Can you imagine unlimited terms for any president? Nixon perhaps or Bush the second? Maybe we should bring Carter back? God forbid. Now they have Obama. What if President Barack Obama could be our President forever? Imagine that?
I know, you think this could never be in the home of the free. But Democrat Congressman José Serrano (NY) had the audicity to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow this to happen. He introduced the House Joint Resolution 5 (HJR5) entitled: "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."
To give you a bit of Constitutional history, it was...
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Two terms is enough for any politician.
Liberals have no intent of imposing the laws and traditions of mere men on their “god”.
Knew this was coming-it will be slipped into some bill in the middle of the night on a Friday-or holiday weekend.
THIS is very very BAD.
Farewell America, we hardly knew ye.
It will have to be ratified by the States.
NOT going to happen.
Who here on FR didn’t see this comming?
As is everything else that’s leftist-very bad!
It still has to be ratified by 2/3 of the states. Before ACORN that might not have been possible.
Of course it’s not.
I give that liberal credit for at least going through the amendment process - most of the time they are shoving filth down our throats by judicial fiat or secret midnight legislation.
‘Liberals have no intent of imposing the laws and traditions of mere men on their god.’
Doesn’t this need more than Congressional approval to pass? Doesn’t a supermajority of the states (2/3, or 34 states) need to vote on something like this before it can actually become law of the land?
Serrano is a radical nutbag and introduced this resolution some time ago (under Bush, IIRC). It’s been floating around for quite a while and is laughable. BUT...
Under Barry, what was once laughable becomes reality. We have to keep an eye on this.
I'd imagine, if this is correct, that any members of congress would be exempt from term limit legislation so long as they continued to hold their office. Only those elected after the amendment change would be limited to the new reg's.
OF course if Palin ever gets into office and she gets Reagan’s approval numbers they will be screaming bloody murder to undo their abolition of term limits.
Yep but don’t worry. ACORN is busy setting the redistricting up.
I guess we can’t trust the citizens to vote “correctly” after 2 terms.
Pretty cynical attitude toward democracy.
Another example of the lack of thinking going on nowadays.
Ironically, probably the best way to kill this is to ask it’s supporters “Would you still support it if a Republican got elected?”
Why restrict it to live ones? Now that the dead have the right to vote, it would be discrimination and hateful to say that FDR couldn't serve a few more terms.