Protect Our Constitution

@laglen (19779)
United States
February 22, 2009 7:42am CST
According to OpenCongress.org, this bill was introduced January 6th. Nobody is talking about this. - [i]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 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.[/i] What do you think of this? I think this is an awful attempt on our Constitution. If you actually look at the requirements for President, there really aren't many, why do we need to change them. That amendment is in place to avoid a dictatorship. Don't you think abolishing term limits for President sound familiar? If this is what you want, you can move to Venezuela and enjoy a life with Chavez.
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@lilnono (228)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Your right when you say nobody is talking about this. I hadn't heard anything about it. i don't know what the purpose of such an amendment would be. We will never have a perfect president. I think it's good to get new blood in the white house as often as possible. As big as this country is I don't think we will ever run out of qualified candidates for president.
@laglen (19779)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I agree. I think we have a lot of untapped talent in this country.
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Hey - thanks for posting this. I had not heard of it either. When these politicians start doing "sneaky" things behind the scenes, that just gripes me! I believe we should have all bills and any suggestions for changes be completely out in the open for the public's awareness. Thanks again for the info in your post. Classy Cat
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I forgot to add something. If this had been done by a republican while Bush was in office, we would have heard people squealing like pigs and barking like dogs. What a stink they would have created.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
22 Feb 09
I posted on this a little while ago, didn't get much response either. Although this doesn't have much support in congress, with a large number of dominantly democratic state legislatures, if by some mirical it gets through congress, it may actually pass the minimum state's vote requirements. I guess people are pisssed, just not quite pisssed enough yet.
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I am sorry I didn't see your discussion. Thank you for your input. Maybe if we keep talking about it, people will get more pissed?