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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  • LizaGee 04/05/2009 8:29am

    What unamerican id*** thought this one up? You should be ashamed of yourself for even proposing such an idiotic waste of time and money! It shouldn’t even be under debate. If anything we should shorten the period of time, not eliminate it.

  • mattpileggi 04/09/2009 8:52am

    The Representative should be removed for simply proposing this idea. Sure, it was a more recent amendment but we had less power-hungry officials and a more involved public in the past. Once they pass this bill it will be a straight highway to dictatorship if rigged electronic voting machines are allowed to stand.

  • cjn315 04/10/2009 7:59am

    This is a play to push us closer to complete tyranny. Throw in a dash of voter fraud and an army of ACORN zombies and we’re done!

    The Dems. don’t know their own history. THEY were the ones that introduced the 22nd amendment after FDR died.

  • magnoliabel 04/10/2009 4:18pm

    No President should serve more than 4 year and Obama should not be serving at all unless he produces a certificed copy of his birth certificate. As far as I am concerned he is not a legal president until he does so and have
    violated our Constitution. Also, Congress has helped him violate our Constitution and they should be thrown in jail.

  • ddrrjj1122 04/10/2009 6:38pm

    First off, what past are you talking about? As far as I can tell, the political game has always been keep as much power as possible. Look at incumbency rates since 1964 (which is the past, by the way) : http://www.opensecrets.org/bigpicture/reelect.php .

    Second, it is ridiculous to think that electronic voting machines are rigged. Have you ever seen one? I served as an election judge just last week in local elections and I can tell you that a voter will know if their votes are being rigged. There is a hard copy made of every vote and the voter watches as this hard copy is printed. If there was rigging going on, the hard copy would be used as the frame of reference, not the electronic copy.

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    ttim_1 04/14/2009 5:25pm

    First off I think all elected officials should have term limits. No career politicians.
    Second, on the electronic voting machines. Someone posted that “it is ridiculous to think that electronic voting machines are rigged”, “I served as an election judge just last week in local elections and I can tell you that a voter will know if their votes are being rigged. There is a hard copy made of every vote and the voter watches as this hard copy is printed. If there was rigging going on, the hard copy would be used as the frame of reference, not the electronic copy.”

    Well in your state the voter may get to see a hard copy of his or her vote. But where I live the electronic machine does not print out a hard copy, I never saw a hard copy, I only have to assume that my vote was recorded the way that I voted. I’m not saying that it was rigged, but without the hard copy how are voters suppose to know? All electronic machines should print a hard copy for the voter to see.

  • ddrrjj1122 04/10/2009 6:39pm

    Closer to tyranny? Let’s be rational, here… America was founded in order to get away from tyranny. The American public would cause an immense uproar if a “King” ever were to take power.

    Though, it is true, the Democrats did introduce the 22nd Amendment. But, it was in order to create a stronger role for Congress, not to cause a turnover in the Presidency. Why would any loyal party-memeber want to force one of their executives out of office after four years? None.

  • ddrrjj1122 04/10/2009 6:39pm

    The discrepancy over Obama’s birth certificate is ridiculous. This would have come up in the Primaries as a huge selling point for Hillary; but, she stayed away from it because Obama does have a valid birth certificate. Why didn’t it come out until after Obama won the primaries? Because it was Republican propaganda, a ploy to win the election. If it were a serious allegation, wouldn’t the Republican party still be publicly pushing an investigation? The idea that Obama was not born in the United States is ridiculous.

  • Freedom4America 04/11/2009 4:21am
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    There is a reason our fore-fathers wrote this into the Constitution; a check and balance so that no one would have a likelihood of gaining to much power over the people. The government works “for” the people; people do not work “for” government.

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    ddrrjj1122 04/15/2009 1:39pm
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    Err… the forefathers didn’t write any term limits into the Constitution. In fact Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Paper No. 53 stated that term limits are a very poor idea. The forefathers of this country would have written term limits into the Constitution if they were deemed necessary. Fact is, no term limits were added and this country survived just fine without them for 150+ years.

  • Clint_Thomas 04/13/2009 10:03pm

    all legislative, executive and judicial appointments should be limited to 4 years

  • kbrady 04/22/2009 7:49am

    Are they kidding?!?
    That would become more of a dictatorship. What we need is term limits for all government offices.

  • sisterpat 04/23/2009 6:50am

    Our government leaders already feel they are above the people. Will we let them go on forever? We need to vote them ALL out and soon so we can recover our country. This bill would lead to tyranny.

  • MercilessPit 04/25/2009 9:05pm

    I’m absolutely disgusted that any ‘representative’ would ever even THINK of introducing this idiotic bill. Disgraceful.

  • srshadwi 04/27/2009 10:32am

    All I have to say is . . . WOW

  • buckshotlee 04/30/2009 11:37am

    You have got to be kidding! H***, we need to reduce/limit the number of terms the Senators and Representatives are in office so a man that is not rich may have a chance to make a change!

  • AlmostFreeAmerican 05/01/2009 2:24am

    Presonally, I don’t see a valid reason for this legislation. It doesn’t serve the People, it would serve only the politicians. It addresses no specific problem or issue that needs to be resolved; it only opens the door to creating career politicians – and we have enough of those already.

  • sethlenara 05/01/2009 11:46pm

    Makes me think of how Hitler made his move to take over Germany, this is a terrible bill.

  • henhousefox 05/06/2009 7:49am

    Absolutely NOT! If there are no term limits, then why bother to have elections? I want to have a say in who sits in the White House for four years and often four years is too much time for some Presidents!

  • kevinmcc 05/07/2009 10:58am

    There needs to be an amendment fixing the salary of congressmen to a multiply of the minimum wage. There should also be term limits on representatives of four terms and term limit of two terms on senators. They should not get lifetime benefits either, maybe for a six months to a year at most.

  • leeloft 05/08/2009 11:02am

    NOT NO!!!! BUT HELL NO!!!!Is this even a serous bill that has any chance @ all of passing? I feel like I am in the twilight Zone or VENEZUELA! WOW!

  • tuffee 05/13/2009 12:41pm

    Yo Anybody out there read the text by Open Congress? It ain’t gonna happen. They won’t take away your guns or billet soldiers in your house either.

    OpenCongress Summary:
    H.J.Res. 5 is a Constitutional amendment to remove the limit on the number of terms one may serve as President. It effectively would repeal the 22nd Amendment, which was approved by Congress in 1947 and ratified by the states in 1951. Several members of Congress have introduced similar legislation, including Sen. Harry Reid in 1989 ( S.J.Res. 36). As is likely the case in the 111th Congress, the resolutions have never proceeded out of committee.

  • OldValues 05/16/2009 4:48am

    This is the kind of stuff nightmares are made of! Heil Obama. We NEED term limits.

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    npotts89 05/20/2009 8:50pm

    i was thinking exactly the same. who is to say that dictatorship doesn’t SOON follow after the repealing of this article. that is EXACTLY how Hitler got power as a dictator. now, i don’t intend to compare anything of the United States to Hitler, but, if we do repeal this article….than we are much closer like Hitler in mindset than we want to believe.

  • CowboyRick 05/20/2009 2:56pm

    Currently, it should be that the President is limited to a ONE (1) year term!

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    npotts89 05/20/2009 8:48pm

    haha. i want to agree but even Obama deserves fairness just like everyone else did.

  • mattspost45 06/04/2009 8:28am

    The president gets only 2 terms and if it’s good enough for him or her then it should be good enough for all those bozos that are called congressmen or women. How about national election for Supreme Court? Why should a president who is limited to two terms be allowed to appoint someone to an office for life? Term limits are the way to go, but Congress will never limit themselves to this. Two 6 year terms for senators and 4 two terms for representatives.

  • LatexDucky 06/04/2009 7:45pm

    Heil obama!

  • miternjrt 06/05/2009 3:18am

    We need term limits for all of these idiots. We are the reason we are broke. But are they??

  • miternjrt 06/05/2009 3:19am

    We need term limits for all of these idiots.
    They are the reason we are broke.
    But are they?


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