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.”
I much prefer a Constitutional Amendment that makes Obama president for life, permanently dissolves Congress and eliminates the vote. Nothing and no one should ever be permitted to stand in the way of the greatest human being to ever walk this planet.
I have no doubt that within the Democrat party there are plans underway to allow Obama to reign unlimited. The thought of it must first be floated, then discussed in "serious" MSM circles, then debated (it now becomes "legitimate"), then given cover with the usual guilt-inducing, smokescreen rhetoric. I know not a single Democrat who wouldn´t jump at the chance to have Obama be president-for-life, like Castro. Not one.
This Representative has introduced this bill into every session of Congress since 1997--even during the George Bush years. For some reason it is one of his causes. He is the only sponsor, and as long as no one actually agrees with him we will be ok.
Don´t hyperventilate. Nothing to see here. Dingbat Serrano has been introducing this same bill in every Congress since 1997--even through Bush years. No co-sponsors, no floor vote. Will go nowhere. Besides, everyone knows that Moochelle will run for President in 2016
So.............those of you who declare this can/will never happen--when has Obamanazi ever let a little detail like the Constitution constrain him? He will just do an end-run around it like he has numerous other times and with the complicit media, arrogantly DARE you do do something about it and the congress will form a commission to study the issue while Obamanazi waltzes away to his third term.
Anybody who thinks abolishing presidential term limits is a good idea needs to read The Patriarch, the bio of Jos. P. Kennedy. The behind-the-scenes machinations and gyrations of FDR are mind-boggling.
Everyone keeps saying this could never happen, it would take too long to get through the state houses. The progressives are actively trying to gut the First and Second Amendments right now. Once those pesky little things are out of the way, dumping Twenty Second will be like taking candy from a baby.
Term limits should apply to all senators and congressmen - fdr was a perfect example when a politician thinks they are king and now we have another idiot in the white house who is even worse than a king, he is already a dictator with no restraints on his orders by the limp wristed dems.
Bammy plans on being chief mourner at Hugo C.´s death. It´s the Democrat´s ´Golden Circle´ all over again. They´ve just been smarter about it, this time.
The goal this time is not to fill the world with Slave States - no, that was a piker´s dream - Bammy is one of those who dream of a world where they and their friends are, on pain of death and torture, worshiped as gods.
And the media is scratching it´s collective head over the jump in gun sales?
Your quirky neighbor, your irritating relative, the grandma down the street, your best friend...
... will be violently trying to take your Property, your Freedom and your Life.
Unless you can join with like-minded people and stop them.
Unlimited presidential terms has already been tried, that´s why there is a 22nd Amendment. Americans do not want a ruler/dictator, especially one who doesn´t follow the Constitution.
The Founding Fathers probably didn´t put term limits in the original Constitution, because no one lived long enough in those days to be able to serve longer than two terms, although Washington refused the honor.
If America hadn´t been in the middle of WWII, I believe the American people might not have elected FDR to a third and fourth term. Of course, if the Republicans, as always had run serious candidates who really did have better ideas, FDR might not have been elected four times.
Alf Landon (1936),Wendell Wilkie (1940), and Thomas E. Dewey (1944) couldn´t fight the number of "takers" in those elections - shades of today. We should all tell our Congress Critters (especially the Republicans who have a wimp tendency) to study history. America has "been there, done that" with no term limits and it turned out badly.
"Those who don´t know history are doomed to repeat it."
That´s right #38. The Agenda21 bans not only firearm possession but private property as well. Bamster just contacted UN after the election and indicated he wants to revisit the issue. The dems know that although they are more anxious than a child waiting on Christmas morning for a complete and comprehensive takeover, they still have to follow the hierarchy and dissolve any chance at resistance. Just look at the link the other luc poster put up about "Grinding America Down" and see their long term goals.
The big question relates to Biology I in college: fight or take flight? With no Republican backbone, no one calling out bamster for all his lawbreaking, failure to follow the constitution, etc the default option is obvious and painful to think of.
With a WH full of communists and fellow travelers, and a congress full of leftists of all stripes you cannot dismiss this bill as the work of a loon. With an electorate made up of 50% who are bought and paid for through your tax money you can never be sure we aren´t in the beginnings of a new Third Reich.
Constitution? Constitution... we don´t need no Constitution. Nobody cared about natural born citizen requirement, why care about the rest? Judges are all intimidated into rulings that contort legal logic or out and out abrogating the law.
Under the Stinky Administration, all things are possible. He keeps throwing tests and challenges our way and America keeps failing. This repeal has the best chance of passing now than it ever did in history.
We can renounce our citizenship and move to a nice tropical island or we can prepare for the coming battle. The wannabe king of the world will not go away gracefully.
The pattern is to say these things out loud in New York and California; write it in the NY times; and then pass it in a pork bill disguised as an emergency measure late Friday night. In other words: So let it be written, so let it be done.
4 years is a long time... never say never people. Don´t drive your heads into the sand and get caught with your britches down at your ankles AGAIN.
I put nothing past the liberal progressive communists in DC and the "conservatives" will do zip to stop them because they a) are corrupt or b) are idiots who don´t know the rules of the game changes long again and left them behind.
The Dems will stop at nothing as they really do believe the ends always justify the means.
First it was The Living Evolving Constitution, then the KKK (Klinton Krime Klan ) wanted to do away with the Electorial College and have only the mob vote, next the demo-fecal material wanted pervert marriage, then pedofilia for all, and now this. I wish the Conservatives had this strong tenacity to confront and destroy these anti-American demo-fecals.
Happy to see so many posters who checked the facts about Patrick´s non news article. He did forget though to mention that Barney Frank and Harry Reid also tried to move against the 22nd. There were 3 other hopefuls who tried a third run before the 22nd was enacted . The other 39 or so presidents honored the gentleman´s agreement. FDR did use the the war to stay for the 3rd. The slogan was don´t change horses in mid-stream. During the 4th run FDR was seldom seen and wasn´t even in the WH the several months before he died. He was unable to function even with his wheelchair and out of the loop in Ga. Congress and Harry Truman reacted fast to the situation multi- terms created that allowed a very ill man to be used by his wife and staff to govern uncontested. The 22nd was passed by huge majority of Congress and sent to State legislatures for ratification. At least 30 states would not ratify a repeal that would need 2/3rds to pass.
Term limit for the office of the presidency is a very important check on the power of the presidency. Any incumbent already has a natural advantage and if you keep a person incumbent for a long time, there is a tendency for a lot of power to be accumulated to negate the advantage of having a free election. Think of Soros SOS project but now in the hands of a corruptocrat like Barack Obama with coercive powers of government. Abolishing the presidential term limit is the same as enslaving the whole of America for the purpose of electing a dictator.
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