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President for Life? New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits , 3rd term for Obama. If passed, could this trigger a Revolution?

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Democratic New York Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress 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.”

The bill is a reintroduction of H.J. Res. 17, which Serrano introduced in Congress in January 2011. It was referred to the House judiciary committee, but did not make it to a floor vote.
Repealing the 22nd Amendment has been a longtime goal of Serrano’s, regardless of the sitting president’s political party. Serrano proposed similar resolutionsin 1997 and 1999, during Bill Clinton’s administration, and in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007, during George W. Bush’s administration. He proposed the repeal again in 2009 after Obama took office.

None of his proposals has ever made it to a floor vote.

Democratic Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer alsorepeatedly proposed repealing the 22nd Amendment during both the Clinton and Bush administrations.

Current Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sponsored a bill to repeal the amendment in 1995. The 22nd Amendment was passed by Congress in 1947 and ratified by 41 states by 1951. The last president before Roosevelt to prepare for a campaign for a third term was Woodrow Wilson, who pulled out of the 1920 nominating race to avoid deadlocking the Democratic convention in San Francisconominating race nbspto avoid deadlocking democratic convention innbsp san francisco.

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  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2013/01/07 05:21:06
    YES
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +17
    Unconstitutional and UnAmerican we do not have dictators in this country. Too many decent people have fought and died to preserve it to throw it to the enemies now.

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  • sardonicist BN-0 2013/01/13 18:19:21
    no
    sardonicist BN-0
    Well, who knows. People might be nuts enough to start fighting over something like this. A better question would be: "is it grounds for a revolution?" To that I would say no. Sodahead is obviously making this look like an Obama move to become a dictator, bla bla bla.
    Firstly, Obama (or any pres for that matter) would still need to win the vote. Regardless, this bill was proposed by the same congressman when Bush was the president. So, just about everything that I expect to see in this discussion will be completely invalid. ...Sigh
  • Todd Parsons 2013/01/12 15:08:59
    no
    Todd Parsons
    Crap meant to hit yes...the screen jumped!!! That would lead to revolution.... Bad idea
  • Rob. 2013/01/12 12:03:44
    no
    Rob.
    I don't think so don't forget about the 47% that will vote for him no matter what, there not going to take up arms .
  • Jeff Smith 2013/01/12 06:32:49
    YES
    Jeff Smith
    I sure hope so I'm getting tired of all this nothing getting done
  • marie 2013/01/11 23:55:45
    YES
    marie
    not could, will. and many will die.
  • Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL 2013/01/11 23:41:31
    YES
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    +2
    It seems to be slow and steady transormation in the way of education and our youth and those that are into entitlement frame of mind and completely trust our government and it is really brainwashing of our youth in so many ways and the boomers are totally against this action becasue they know differently. they understand the history. You decide
  • wysiwis 2013/01/11 04:37:40 (edited)
    no
    wysiwis
    +2
    DAMN SCREEN JUMPING! You want to see the country turn into a heaping dung heap, let that legislation pass. What we need, is term limits on representatives. We need to get rid of the rot that infests Washington.
  • Kurt 2013/01/10 00:06:18
    YES
    Kurt
    +4
    There would be a blood bath in America.
  • txtumlinCelebratesCyberFriends 2013/01/08 22:54:56
    YES
    txtumlinCelebratesCyberFriends
    +5
    Satan is alive and THRIVING!
  • Butch 2013/01/08 18:37:31
  • BigKwell 2013/01/08 18:36:56
    no
    BigKwell
    +3
    I may be a moderate Democrat, but even I can see the absurdity of repealing the 22nd Amendment.
  • ProudProgressive 2013/01/08 18:18:59
    no
    ProudProgressive
    Serrano introduces this bill every new session of Congress. This is the ninth time he has done so, and none of the others have ever made it out of committee, nor will this one.

    Also, this bill has nothing to do with President Obama. Not only did Serrano introduce this bill four times while Bush was President (3 of those times with a Republican majority in Congress), but even if by some quirk this actually did make it out of committee, it would pretty much have to have an exception for the incumbent, just as the 22nd Amendment made an exception for Harry Truman, who was President at the time.

    Sleep well. You can save your paranoia for another time.
  • dominic garcia 2013/01/08 17:09:18
    YES
    dominic garcia
    +3
    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!! Now this is crazy. I would say.... it is pushing it!!!!!!!
  • terrabytes 2013/01/08 16:26:20
    YES
    terrabytes
    +3
    But, I think this is a non-starter.
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2013/01/08 15:56:39
  • Seonag 2013/01/08 12:47:25
    YES
    Seonag
    +4
    First, the Constitution can only be changed by way of a Constitutional Amendment. First, two thirds of the House and two thirds of the Senate MUST pass the proposed amendment. If passed by the 2/3 in both Houses, the Amendment does NOT become part of the Constitution until 3/4 of the states ratify the Amendment. Another way is for two thirds of the States can call for a Constitutional Convention and pass an Amendment by 3/4 of the States. I don't think 1) such an Amendment would get 2/3 vote in either house; 2) if it should, that 3/4 of the States would ratify it, let alone get it done by 2016!

    Any other form of abolishing the 22nd Amendment would be in violation of the Constitution and would very likely cause a revolution!
  • Farnsworth 2013/01/08 12:39:17
    no
    Farnsworth
    +2
    The average American, the voting majority, are to stupid to care. Obama is back in office because people "think" (LOL) he's going to give freebies.
  • Soundstorm 2013/01/08 07:19:12
    YES
    Soundstorm
    +3
    Barack Obama is definitely Evita Peron to some people. His rule has the potential to do for us what she did for Argentina.
  • Flamingo Flame Gem *AFCL* 2013/01/08 05:53:21
    YES
    Flamingo Flame Gem *AFCL*
    +4
    Oh S***,
  • texasred 2013/01/08 04:25:14
    YES
    texasred
    +4
    It won't pass... but only because there are enough people left in Congress, even a few Dims, that know it would cause a revolution.
  • Red Branch 2013/01/08 03:22:49
    YES
    Red Branch
    +4
    Yes, if it is designed to keep someone in office that has served two terms. It should be set up to exclude anyone in office or who has been in office.
  • realist 2013/01/07 23:47:21
    YES
    realist
    +3
    It won't trigger though, this won't go anywhere.
  • Radlad 2013/01/07 23:28:54
    no
    Radlad
    +2
    ... Even if the bill passed obummer would not be elected for a third term. Since all the paying for obummercare will have kicked in and medical care goes down hill and the rest of all the payouts to his political allies and friends produce nothing while the infrastructure continues to crumble. Everyone except the most mind-numbed drones would want any more of the commie......
    Unlike 2012 election. The pain of all he's done to America hasn't hit us yet....
  • texasred Radlad 2013/01/08 04:28:26
    texasred
    +2
    I would hope. But I think you're giving more credit than you should to a lot of stupid people.

    As you can see, I'm losing faith in the intelligence of a lot of the American people.
  • Radlad texasred 2013/01/08 07:26:33
    Radlad
    +1
    I can understand that. When the cost of everything goes up and paychecks don't. One would think people would make the connection
    Still the problem is with the msm. They're more of barry's propaganda machine and way to many folks gets their info from them....
  • texasred Radlad 2013/01/08 17:31:31
    texasred
    +1
    I definitely put much of the blame on the MSM. But then I get ticked that the "stupid" people only listen to the MSM soundbites and don't bother to do any research. AAARRRGGGHH!
  • Radlad texasred 2013/01/08 23:15:18
    Radlad
    +1
    I can dig it. A lot of people are too busy making a living and generally don't pay attention until just before the election. Coarse, I believe the rest think the same way I used to think when I was a happy brain dead liberal. democrats good republicans bad. And it's hard to get to someone when their mind is sealed and their eyes closed. I had my eyes and mind opened a while back. Having your eyes and mind open it's kinda hard to get behind the field the republicans keep putting up............
  • texasred Radlad 2013/01/08 23:26:47
    texasred
    I've always been a Conservative and am a registered Independent. But I was very much like those too busy living their lives. It was only the last two years of Bush's second term that I woke up to what was happening. Way too late, I fear.
  • Radlad texasred 2013/01/09 10:45:57
    Radlad
    +1
    I probably was a conservative always myself. I just didn't know it. When Ronald Reagan was president I liked pretty much everything he was doing. I had to hate him cause I thought I was a liberal. I realized I was a conservative Jan. 20, 1993. When bubba promised the most ethical administration in history..........
  • texasred Radlad 2013/01/09 13:34:17
    texasred
    Yeah... I thought Clinton had no ethics, but Obama managed to outdo Clinton on that one!!
  • txtumli... texasred 2013/01/08 23:03:31
    txtumlinCelebratesCyberFriends
    +1
    Me too, Texasred, the dumbing down is in full frontal mode.
  • texasred txtumli... 2013/01/08 23:05:19
    texasred
    +1
    And has been going on far longer than we realized, e.g. the progressive agenda in schools and universities.
  • txtumli... texasred 2013/01/09 04:21:10
    txtumlinCelebratesCyberFriends
    +1
    Yeppers, true and sooo very sad.
  • Tangerine Sky 2013/01/07 23:14:57
    YES
    Tangerine Sky
    +3
    can u say dictatorship much?!
  • big bobber 2013/01/07 22:31:58
    YES
    big bobber
    +1
    it better.we better get out our guns and our bibles he is coming after us.if you think he has been a huge conspiracy then your dummer than snot
  • CAPISCE big bobber 2013/01/07 23:26:35
    CAPISCE
    Not sure about a Bible but the Guns yes.
  • Chi~Cat 2013/01/07 22:22:39 (edited)
    YES
    Chi~Cat
    +3
    Imagine the crying if this was Bush! LOLOL! Suckers never give up. They'll fail with this again and go for another repeal of our Second Amendment. Another BS spin or are they really serious? Either way, can't trust this Turd-in-Chief.

    edit: Gear up.
  • Cat 2013/01/07 22:05:29
    YES
    Cat
    +3
    Depending on how it is handled in congress, that possibility exists.
  • templer003 2013/01/07 22:01:33
    YES
    templer003
    +3
    We saw what a debacle it was when FDR served 4 terms do we really want to go down that road again ?? most country's that do this type of thing wind up with a dictator..
  • ken2ak 2013/01/07 21:48:46
    YES
    ken2ak
    +1
    We should just find a line and get in back. Too many people and most don't get it.
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