Huh? Say WHAT???

HJ 5 IH

111th CONGRESS

1st Session H. J. RES. 5

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.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2009

Mr. SERRANO introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

————————- JOINT RESOLUTION————————–

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.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

‘Article– ‘The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.’.

 

The above is legislation that has been introduced that would, as you can read for yourselves, remove the presidential term limits we currently have in place.  Of course the states would still have to ratify any ammendments to the consititution.  This is not the first time such legislation has been introduced.  It’s never gone anywhere before, and chances are it won’t go anywhere this time.  But just the introduction of such legislation begs the asking of so many questions.  Like WHY for instance would we in the United States NEED a president for life?  Too many “presidents for life” have wreaked untold havoc on their nations.  We got RID of that potential after WWII when we saw the destruction that this much power gives a person.  Why on EARTH would we even have the discussion about turning that kind of power over to an American president?

This little bit of legislation could get interesting…but I hope it dies in committee somewhere.

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3 responses to “Huh? Say WHAT???

  • Irene K.

    Why do we need a President for life now? Why, didn’t you know that Obama is our “savior” and only 8 years is just not enough time for him to complete all the wonderful things he has planned for us?

    Excuse me while I go up chuck in the bathroom right now.

  • Diana Meredith Harn

    Leave the limitations are they are. There was a reason back then for them and there is definitely a reason for today. Why is this even a question?

  • richandmaybeluke

    This is Luke!!
    I know! Isn’t that ridiculous?! I could hardly believe it when I heard it the first time!
    I hope it dies in committee somewhere too……..

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