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.

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  • Official: 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. as introduced.

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  • glr 01/21/2009 3:47am

    Not only should the limit not be removed there should be term limits on congress. It shouldn’t be possible for someone to be in office for 15, 20 or 25 years. They loose site of what they are there for. This is why we have some of the problems we have today. The average citizen’s voice no longer counts which was proven by all the bailouts. We couldn’t vote someone out of congress if we wanted too. Look what Murtha said about his own constituents and still was re-elected!

  • iammatt 01/21/2009 8:52am
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    The simple fact that this piece of legislation was even drafted is ridiculous. Congress should also have a term limit, as well as all representative salaries abolished. You are representing the American people, not politicizing to keep your job.

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    Anonymous 02/23/2009 2:36pm

    All you have to do is look at who proposed it, where he’s from, and what party he’s affiliated with. Then it will all be clear. They’re called the “loony left” for a reason!

  • Brandbla8 01/21/2009 4:43pm

    The terms of the constitution are there for a reason so as to not have a dictatorship that we see in other countries. Allowing unlimited terms would only put us in that type of situation.

  • Anonymous 01/22/2009 6:19am

    This is absolutely insane…why is this even on the table???

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    kcf 03/11/2009 11:48am

    You are absolutely right…why is it on the table…if we are not careful and aware of what is happening we could possibly loose all of our rights. Because of the economy, our attention is being diverted and this bill will end up passing. COME ON PEOPLE WAKE UP!!!!! It is time we start standing up and letting the Congress and Senate what we as a people want. They just gave themselves a raise…some of us who are luck to still have jobs much less a raise are not being heard.

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    bmwtriton 03/30/2009 5:36am

    As a bill, this may pass, but this is a constitutional amendment. They need 2/3 of both houses to even propose it and 3/4 of the states to pass this. The Senate may be able to get 60 votes that would be needed to pass a regular bill, but not the 67 votes needed to propose an amendment. The Republicans would not allow for Barack Obama to be able to run for more than 2 terms.

  • cwduchene 01/22/2009 6:31am

    Ah! Here it is AGAIN!!! It has been proposed over and over again. Quit wasting money and time on this. The people do not want this!

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    toray99 06/19/2009 6:57am

    Reading some of these bills on this site makes me wonder why is the job not part-time. Seems there is way too much time on congress hands. These are bills written by lawyers, congress members then stick in PORK or whatever that doesn’t even pertain to the actual bill. Most congress members are 60 years old and older, have been in the public sector their entire lives. Need term limits, two terms for congress. If you can’t do something useful in that time, it won’t happen. Also drug testing, random every quarter. People just read some of these bills either congress are HIGH or senile. We don’t need Kings

  • starfrosts 01/22/2009 7:46am

    I can’t believe this either. If this bill passes, its because of the representatives and not the people.

  • Anonymous 01/22/2009 4:40pm

    2 terms for any president is enuff already!

  • Anonymous 01/23/2009 6:44am

    Very interesting timing on this bill. Democratic majority in congress, democratic president, democratic author of the bill and very little on the news. Amazing how many Kool-Aid drinkers are in America and in Congress. Keep presidential term limits and add congressional limits!

    Pro is the opposite of Con
    A fact the is clearly seen
    If PROgress means move forward
    Then what does CONgress mean?

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    DKennedy 08/12/2009 7:11am
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    It’s not ‘interesting timing’ really..from what I understand – just like the person said above – people try this a lot.

  • JHENRY 01/23/2009 10:53am

    We need term limits on presidential, and state and local congressional offices.

    Why not consider something more important like Senate Bill 661, The Relative Support Giver Support Act. Now that Hillary Clinton is Secretary of State, will her successor but this bill into the 111th Congress?

  • JHENRY 01/23/2009 10:56am
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    S661 is the Relative Care Giver Support Act. Sorry, my 3 grandchildren, whom my husband and myself are raising, just came home from school and briefly intrupted my train of thought.

  • Anonymous 01/24/2009 5:27am
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    In my opinion, I believe ALL public servants, employees and politicians should be limited to ONE year of service.

  • Anonymous 01/24/2009 11:54am

    The 22nd ammendment has actually only been around since 1967 but was previously enforced under the Presidential Sucession Act of 1947 after FDR. I do not think they 22nd ammendment should be repealed. I am curious if this bill made it to the House for debate because Obama is president or would this bill still exist if McCain had won.

  • Anonymous 01/25/2009 1:27pm

    This legislation was introduced out of an over-excitement about Obama. Libs see a 12-20 year run in the making. Dont worry, the economy will be so bad by 2012, that Obama wont get 1/3 of the electorate.

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    DKennedy 08/12/2009 7:16am

    ’don’t worry.. the economy will be so bad’ ?

    well…. we could only hope right??

    that says a lot.. imagine how much this type of sentiment is holding the entire country back.. I’m quite tired of road block mentalities.

  • Lara1967 01/25/2009 8:05pm

    Amendment 27 – Limiting Congressional Pay Increases. Ratified 5/7/1992. History

    No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

    Amendment 11 – Judicial Limits. Ratified 2/7/1795. Note History

    The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.

    Article. I. – The Legislative Branch
    Section 9 – Limits on Congress
    No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

    Article III. – The Judicial Branch
    Section 1 – Judicial powers

    The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

    Amendment 22 – Presidential Term Limits. Ratified 2/27/1951. History

    1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President, when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

    2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.

    The 22nd Amendment, which sets the presidential two-term limit, was proposed on March 21, 1947.
    This amendment was specifically rejected by Oklahoma in Jun 1947; and by Massachusetts on Jun 9, 1949.


  • drx5155 01/26/2009 4:30am

    All I have to say is that this bill is completely absurd and was obviously forumlated by the democraratic party to keep their poster child, Barrak Obama, in the White House as long as possible.

  • Anonymous 01/26/2009 4:23pm

    Are they F_ing kidding. It’s bad enough we have sworn in a president who has yet to provide proof that he is even ligitimatly elegible; now you want to eliminate term caps so that politicians can continue to manipulate the election results and our democracy can become a ditatorship.

    we need to expand on the 22nd amendment to include the senate and the house and limit all federal political appointments to no more than 2 terms. the political Dynasties need to come to an end.

    Being a politician should not be a career, but a limited service and then you go find a real job.

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    Anonymous 02/10/2009 1:09pm


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    DKennedy 08/12/2009 7:17am

    geez.. lets not go into the birther bull.

  • Anonymous 01/28/2009 6:06am

    Any one notice any similarities to what the nazi party did?

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    DKennedy 08/12/2009 7:18am

    ya! you mean last admin right?

  • SilkWhispers 01/29/2009 6:33am

    Unnecessary, absurd diversion that is wholly a waste of taxpayers’ hard fought for $$ purely to serve some one person’s ego.

  • Anonymous 01/29/2009 3:14pm

    a perfect example of how presidents become dictators

  • tpaulus3 01/29/2009 3:24pm

    Interesting range of comments. As some have said, we need to limit the terms of Congress, as well as the President. FDR did, indeed, hold for terms, but contrary to popular opinion, he did NOT create the economic recovery – the War did. In fact, Obama is copying much of his left wing rhetoric: He wants to bring in his own New Deal, wants to create a new Bill of Rights, a document that would effectively cancel out the purpose of the original Bill of Rights. We have to keep this guy on a leash!! They have now voted in the House and passed the $trillion Welfar bill, and that even included $5billion for Acorn! Well, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised: the left is in power, and they are using that power to ensure they keep it. And the whimp Republicans are doing nothing to stop them. We need some Conservatives in Washington who will not kowtow to the most powerful branch of the Democratic party: The Media.

  • mechwarrior 01/30/2009 6:17am

    Just the thought of this is absurd. We have enough problems with running politicians out of washington now. Can’t we find a statesman to vote for???

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