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New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits
The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2013 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 03/28/2013 4:09:48 PM PDT by Nachum

New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress on Friday to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which places term limits on the U.S. presidency.

The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office.

H.J. Res. 15 proposes “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.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; abolish; bho44; corruption; democrats; elections; limits; obama; presidential; radicalleft; serrano; socialism; term
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They never stop. Ever.
1 posted on 03/28/2013 4:09:49 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 03/28/2013 4:10:10 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

He has fans, I guess.

But not even the ‘Rats like him that much.


3 posted on 03/28/2013 4:11:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Nachum

The 22nd Amendment would still apply to Obama as he came into office under it. Any repeal would apply to his successor.


4 posted on 03/28/2013 4:12:39 PM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: BenLurkin

Boehner should bring it up for a vote.


5 posted on 03/28/2013 4:12:53 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: Nachum
One thing is certain. The cream of the crop do not go into politics. Clearly.
6 posted on 03/28/2013 4:12:58 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Nachum

Why in the HELL isn’t he being tarred and feathered for bringing this drivel to the floor?? This country has serious problems and no one in Washington is doing anything! Vote them ALL OUT! I am so tired trying to explain to my twenty year old son why the country I grew up in no longer exists!


7 posted on 03/28/2013 4:14:29 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs ("Of the four wars of my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong" R Reagan)
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To: Nachum

We already had one “El Presidente for Life” in America, it would be easy to see that becoming common in a few more years.


8 posted on 03/28/2013 4:15:01 PM PDT by ansel12 (The left's most effective quote-“I’m libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics”)
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To: Nachum

Correct me if I’m wrong but Amendments cannot be repealed by a bill, there has to be another Constitutional amendment to do it.

FUBO


9 posted on 03/28/2013 4:16:07 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Nachum
Rep. Serrano doesn't anyways. I'm pretty sure he's been introducing and reintroducing this bill his entire congressional career.
10 posted on 03/28/2013 4:23:08 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Nachum

It is time. Way past time.


11 posted on 03/28/2013 4:24:32 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Nachum

He introduced the same bill when GWB was in office.


12 posted on 03/28/2013 4:27:37 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You are correct. But I wouldn’t be surprised if enough states would ratify another amendment. I know people who were talking about what needed to be done to re-elect obama before he’d even been sworn in the first time.


13 posted on 03/28/2013 4:28:39 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

When has the Constitution ever stopped these rats?


14 posted on 03/28/2013 4:35:00 PM PDT by Bob Mc
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To: MeganC

Okay, so Biden gets elected president. Then after his first term decides not to run again. Can Obama come back? It’s more than two in a row he can’t do, right? Just asking.


15 posted on 03/28/2013 4:35:24 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: MeganC
The 22nd Amendment would still apply to Obama as he came into office under it. Any repeal would apply to his successor.

If Obama wants a third term, he'll get the Roberts court to OK it--perhaps by a ruling that the 22nd Amendment doesn't apply to blacks.

16 posted on 03/28/2013 4:36:43 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Nachum

LOL. I’m certain this is going somewhere in the House.


17 posted on 03/28/2013 4:40:16 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: MeganC
The 22nd Amendment would still apply to Obama as he came into office under it. Any repeal would apply to his successor.

Hmmm...What universe do you reside in? Name a single instance in the past 4.5 years in which his majesty has ever deferred to the former laws of the U.S.

18 posted on 03/28/2013 4:42:54 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Nachum

It has to be an Amendment to the Constitution.


19 posted on 03/28/2013 4:43:29 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SkyDancer
It's two terms or 10 years.

If as Vice-President he completes less than half of a President's term, he's entitled to two full terms of his own. They don't have to be consecutive. Prior to the 22nd Amendment, only Grover Cleveland had two non-consecutive terms.

-PJ

20 posted on 03/28/2013 4:45:18 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Nachum

21 posted on 03/28/2013 4:46:01 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Nachum

I’m pretty sure for every President in modern times there has been some knucklehead introducing a bill to repeal the 22nd amendment.

Nothing will come of this. Even Rats are getting sick of Zero.


22 posted on 03/28/2013 4:47:01 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Thanks - so could Obama be vice-president and then have whoever is president quit making Obama president then run again after his term?


23 posted on 03/28/2013 4:47:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Nachum

Obama doesn’t care if the bill passes or not. When he figures the time is right he’ll just issue an Imperial Executive Order. The Brain-Deads in Congress will no doubt let him get away with it.


24 posted on 03/28/2013 4:47:33 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: LucyT; null and void

25 posted on 03/28/2013 4:47:35 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Nachum

Serrano is an idiot from The bronx who’s done this before. I think he believes that if he can get congress to vote yes it becomes an amendment.. of course it wouldn’t surprise me if he did believe that since the NYC Council overturned two (2) voter refernda limiting elected officials to two (2) terms. Hence we have the Loathsome Nanny State Mayor for twelve years rather than eight.


26 posted on 03/28/2013 4:47:58 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: SkyDancer
Vice President still has to meet the qualifications to be president. If Obama were to run as Biden's VP with the plan that Biden serves 2 years plus 1 day and then resigns, Obama would still not be qualified because he already served two complete terms.

-PJ

27 posted on 03/28/2013 4:50:16 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Terry Mross

Thanks. In a sane world I’d say I disagreed with you, but this hasn’t been a sane world for quite a while now.

So I’ll just say I hope you’re wrong ;)


28 posted on 03/28/2013 4:52:21 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: SkyDancer

In that case, maybe he could.


29 posted on 03/28/2013 4:56:36 PM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: Bernard Marx
The Brain-Deads in Congress will no doubt let him get away with it.

They could try, but all it takes is for one natural born citizen to declare that he's running. Congress cannot stop someone from running, and Obama cannot cancel elections.

Besides, elections are not federal operations, they are state operations. Each state chooses its electors as it sees fit. In fact, a state legislature could, if it wanted to, declare that they are returning the selection of presidential electors back to the legislatures, and not hold a popular vote for President.

And there is nothing that Obama could do about it.

Article II Section 1:


Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
We've read about apportioned electoral votes, national popular vote assignment, etc., but a state could do away entirely with presidential votes and let the statehouse decide.

They'd still have to hold House and Senate elections, but they could bypass the Presidential vote for electors if Obama tried to stop elections he has no jurisdiction over in the first place.

-PJ

30 posted on 03/28/2013 4:57:37 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Nachum
They never stop. Ever.

Well, Serrano never does. He's introduced this every term since he was elected in the 90's, I believe.

31 posted on 03/28/2013 5:03:02 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Drew68
Serrano has attempted to repeal the amendment for decades and proposed similar bills in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007.
32 posted on 03/28/2013 5:03:50 PM PDT by x
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To: MeganC

0bama has repeatedly thumbed his nose at The Constitution. His mere presence in the oval office is proof of that. What makes anyone think he will vacate the office just because his term expires? DHS is not buying tanks and stockpiling ammo for nothing.


33 posted on 03/28/2013 5:04:16 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: MeganC
The 22nd Amendment would still apply to Obama as he came into office under it. Any repeal would apply to his successor.

One might think that. The 22nd amendment didn't apply to Harry Truman, who was President when it went into effect.

But the sitting president -- whoever was president when the amendment was passed by Congress or ratified by the states -- was explicitly excluded by that amendment.

Serrano's amendment doesn't explicitly exclude the sitting president, so it's possible Obama would be allowed to run again if the amendment is ratified by the election.

It would make an interesting case in court. I don't see any of that happening, though.

34 posted on 03/28/2013 5:09:44 PM PDT by x
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To: Nachum

And it starts......


35 posted on 03/28/2013 5:16:08 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Nachum

Ah yes, this coming from Hugo Chavez’s best bud.


36 posted on 03/28/2013 5:16:36 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyDancer

No. Once you’ve been twice elected president you can’t even be Vice President under the terms of the 22nd Amendment.


37 posted on 03/28/2013 5:39:48 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Procyon

Okay - Hey, thanks to all for clearing this up. Janey


38 posted on 03/28/2013 5:46:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle; M Kehoe; mcmuffin; Matchett-PI; MinuteGal; Bob Ireland; Jim Robinson
"...One thing is certain. The cream of the crop do not go into politics. Clearly..."

Politics is like a septic tank - the really big chunks rise to the top .................................................................................... FRegards

39 posted on 03/28/2013 6:17:19 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Nachum

Scary is that we have a number of PhonyCon GOP who would probably vote for it.

GOP has cut and run on Illegal Alien Amnesty, will cut and run on homosexual marriage, so no surprise if they try to help Obama become dictator


40 posted on 03/28/2013 6:28:13 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Nachum

Let me guess, I won’t even look at the article. The congressman is a democrat.


41 posted on 03/28/2013 6:39:28 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (One "bitter clinger" praying for revival. <BCC><)
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To: MeganC

That didn’t stop Jerry Brown.

The Governor shall be elected every fourth year at the same time and places as members of the Assembly and hold office from the Monday after January 1 following the election until a successor qualifies. The Governor shall be an elector who has been a citizen of the United States and a resident of this State for 5 years immediately preceding the Governor’s election. The Governor may not hold other public office. No Governor may serve more than 2 terms.
— Article V, Section 2, Constitution of California.


42 posted on 03/28/2013 7:32:57 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Nachum
The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office

Wait. Somebody thinks this could be passed and sent to the states where 39 of them would ratify it?
Within the next 3 years?
That is some mighty powerful LSD somebody got their hands on.

43 posted on 03/28/2013 7:41:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: OKRA2012
He introduced the same bill when GWB was in office.

Yeah, in January 2009, after the African communist Ubama had already been elected.
What's your point?

44 posted on 03/28/2013 7:49:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Fiji Hill
If Obama wants a third term, he'll get the Roberts court to OK it--perhaps by a ruling that the 22nd Amendment doesn't apply to blacks homos.
45 posted on 03/28/2013 7:51:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

To be more specific, Jose Serrano introduced bills to repeal the 22nd Amendment in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and now 2013.


46 posted on 03/28/2013 7:57:40 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012
To be more specific, Jose Serrano introduced bills to repeal the 22nd Amendment in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and now 2013.

Serrano is clearly eccentric and obsessed. What's his game?

47 posted on 03/28/2013 7:59:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

He seems to have an issue with the 22nd Amendment.

In all it’s history all the 22nd has ever done was deprive us of a third term of Reagan.


48 posted on 03/28/2013 8:06:01 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012
In all it’s history all the 22nd has ever done was deprive us of a third term of Reagan.

And, arguably, a third term of Clinton. And a fourth.
Reagan was a little long in the tooth by 1988.

49 posted on 03/28/2013 8:37:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Political Junkie Too
Thanks for the civics lesson. Apparently you've never heard of "exaggeration for effect," or as Rush says "illustrating absurdity by being absurd."

Hopefully things would sort out as you suggest. Realistically, when has Obama ever let the Constitution limit his actions? When has Congress really stood up to him? We now have a President who wants to be a dictator. His powerful like-minded backers are determined to make it so "by any means necessary," to quote from their Marxist-Leninist creed.

50 posted on 03/28/2013 8:56:59 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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