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No term limit on Presidency?
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heh. Term limits only matter if we continue to hold elections. Angel
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#22
csmith;63246 Wrote:I wonder if the mainstream will ever pick this up. Doubtful.

I hope not!

They'll rally behind it.

"anyone who doesn't think this is a good idea is unamerican!"
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The Unknown87;63524 Wrote:
csmith;63246 Wrote:I wonder if the mainstream will ever pick this up. Doubtful.

I hope not!

They'll rally behind it.

"anyone who doesn't think this is a good idea is unamerican!"

This crap has been introduced by this same jackass every two years since Clintons second term but it goes at least as far back as Reagan.
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#24
Doubtful it will get any traction.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/termlimits.asp

Move along, nothing to see. Shoulda vetted it earlier.

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Quote:In the several decades since the passage of the 22nd Amendment,various members of Congress have offered proposals for repealing it (all, obviously, without success), twenty-three of them in the last two decades alone. The most recent such proposal is H.J. 15, introduced by Rep. Jose E. Serrano of New York:

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.


If passed by both houses of Congress and ratified by three-fourths of state legislatures (an exceedingly unlikely possibility), such an amendment would allow any president to serve an unlimited number of terms in office. It would not, however, establish anyone as "President for life," because it would not remove the requirement that the president be elected to office every four years.

Although Rep. Serrano may be a Democrat, the rhetoric quoted above stating that the purpose of his proposal for repealing the 22nd amendment is specifically to "pave the way to make Barack Obama president for life" is not supported by the facts. Rep. Serrano has introduced the very same proposal to Congress every two years since 1997 (a total of nine times), regardless of which party was currently occupying the White House and starting well before Barack Obama became involved in national politics. On the first two occasions (in 1997 and 1999) the incumbent president was a Democrat (Bill Clinton); on the next four occasions (2001, 2003, 2005, and again in 2007), the incumbent president was a Republican (George W. Bush). Rep. Serrano's 2013 bill is the third time he has proposed that same legislation to Congress during the White House tenure of Barack Obama, following similar efforts in 2009 and 2011.

Likewise, another Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, introduced a similar proposal six times in recent years, also regardless of which party was currently occupying the White House. Hoyer introduced such proposals in 1995, 1997, and 1999 (all during the presidency of Bill Clinton), and again in 2001, 2003, and 2005 (all during the presidency of George W. Bush).

Other members of Congress who have offered similar proposals in the last twenty years include the following:

Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts (Democrat): 1995, 1997, and 1999 (all during the presidency of Bill Clinton).

Rep. David Dreier of California (Republican): 1997 (during the presidency of Bill Clinton).

Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York (Democrat): 1995 (during the presidency of Bill Clinton).

Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (Republican): 1995 (during the presidency of Bill Clinton).

Rep. Guy Vander Jagt of Michigan (Republican): 1991 (during the presidency of George H.W. Bush).

Rep. Martin Sabo of Minnesota (Democratic-Farmer-Labor): 1991 (during the presidency of George H.W. Bush).


According to our survey, not a single one of these proposals was ever so much as brought to a vote before Congress (they were all referred to committee and languished there), much less passed and sent to the states for ratification.
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rmagill;63477 Wrote:
Warpt762x39;63464 Wrote:That conflicts with the 12th Amendment. It says if you're not eligible for president, you can't be vice president. So serving two terms means you can't run as someones VP later.

Thanks. I somehow missed that.

That being said, when is the last time we could vote for the VP separate from the President?

[smartass] How about Obama becomes the next speaker of the house. There could then be two "accidents" happen every four years? Rolleyes[/smartass]

That wouldn't work out either. I doubt you'd be allowed to take any spot in the chain to take over as president if you can't actually be president. If Joe Biden decides he wants to be VP for life, I'm sure he can continue running if he can find anyone else to put up with him.
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