Democrat Wants To Repeal 22nd Amendment

@aero89 (422)
United States
January 19, 2009 4:28pm CST
New York democrat Jose Serrano introduced a measure to repeal the 22nd amendment, which limits the presidential term. This guy is going the wrong way I think. Perhaps if the presidential elections were held every other year, instead of every four years, they might actually listen to what we have to say... because after all, we would be able to fire them in very short order if they did not get the results that we, the people, demanded. Not that I agree with changing the amendment at all, but if it had to be done, I like my way better... What's your take?
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@peavey (16876)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Surely this won't happen. I agree with you, four years is long enough, if not too long. When we elect a president for the first time, we really have no idea of what kind of president he's going to be. Maybe if we had the power to get rid of them faster, they'd pay more attention to us.
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@aero89 (422)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Exactly. It's too bad that some people don't ever bother to get involved in the first place, which might be why we're where we are today... people not paying attention to detail and stuff. But we gotta all watch out now, because the smallest detailed changes to our constitution could mean disaster.
@peavey (16876)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I'm pretty sure you're right on both points. People don't pay attention to what they're voting for. If they pay attention at all, it's how a candidate looks or speaks or what he wears. It's stupid to base a nation's well being on things like that. If Congress was half as patriotic and honest as the people who wrote the Constitution, tinkering with it wouldn't be quite as scary.
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I am totally against a repeal of the 22nd amendment. Eight years is long enough. It frightens me to think that I could have had more than eight years of the current administration. If the amendment were to be changed at all, I would prefer to see only one 4 year term allowed although it wouldn't hurt my feelings if your idea was adapted. I couldn't agree more that politicians all the way up to the President need to have more accountability to all of us.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I think things are fine the way they are. Two terms is more than enough for some of them, like the last one If you cannot accomplish what you set out to do in eight years, I seriously doubt another four are going to help you.