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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jamester 02/04/2011 11:30am
in reply to Anonymous Jan 09, 2009 6:17pm

This is really scary stuff. This once strong country is taking a fast dive downwards under the socialist stronghold of Obama. A king or dictator is the last thing we need, but very interesting that he (Obama) thinks that he should be “The Man.”

klassylady25 08/18/2010 11:52am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75a9Wa6KL7k

Hypocrite Harry Reid in 1993: “No Sane Country” Would Permit Birthright Citizenship

Dmdclossin 03/29/2010 8:57am

Didn’t Reagan prepose the same thing just before he was diagnosed with Alzhimers ? ( yeah I know I can’t spell leave it alone lol)

kdecker3 03/21/2010 7:00pm

i think a 4 term senate limit and a eight term house limit would be necessary, some politicians still represent the views of their district after 16yrs

ktmusa8 03/19/2010 10:15pm
in reply to BWSorensen Jan 29, 2009 10:52am

here here. i agree. how can any congressman be serious about proposing this bill. just curious, but isn’t this how Julius Caesar became the Proconsul/dictator of Rome?

GunnyG 01/06/2010 6:39am

Serrano is a fucking halfwit.

FallenMorgan 11/22/2009 5:14pm
in reply to brking Nov 22, 2009 1:29am

An open-seat election doesn’t ensure a competitive race, when a district is drawn to be 70% Democrat (or Republican). And bipartisan committees aren’t that effective – the best way would either to draw districts using the splitline algorithm, or have the districts drawn by a panel of judges, like in Colorado and Texas. Of course, there will be districts that have a definite majority one way or another, but…

1) They’ll be less frequent.
2) When they do occur, it will be because of natural geography, and not the special interests of partisans.

Most representatives get re-elected because they’re from gerrymandered, unfair districts. Senators get re-elected because they have money from lobbyists – it’s been that way since the 17th Amendment.

brking 11/22/2009 1:29am
in reply to FallenMorgan Oct 11, 2009 3:12pm

I’m not sure what you mean by “work”. but i will assume it means to a more efficient system of government. term limits along won’t work, to some extent. that is they will promote a more competitive open-seat race in district that are moderate, so as you say would ending gerrymandering, which seem like a quick fix of making bipartisan committees to draw districts instead of who ever is in office every 10 years.
why is it that 80% house incumbent and 95% senators get reelected. i would point to funding. PAC’s others favor incumbents 92% of the time. the money matters big time as more often than not he or she who has the most funding wins.
laws that limit terms would also have to at minimum apply state wide, look at California. they limited terms ,but it has done little to make thinks competitive simply become they are carpetbagger in some sense they can just move to another district and run again as representatives.

mjbanks 11/19/2009 6:02pm

no way, jose.

beaulw69 11/10/2009 4:17am

This Country should not have life-time politicians. The presidential Term limits were established, not just by our Constitution, but also by George Washington when he stepped down from office after two terms. Why should this president, or any other after be ‘special’? Two terms, four years each is enough. And I also agree that EVERY politician in this Country and Nation should be limited by terms, years, pay caps, and number of pensions. No more than two pensions, no matter how many offices they may have occupied.

Betonavette 10/28/2009 11:47am

You have to give the ObamaNation and his merry Marxists credit. They are trying aren’t they?

bmwtriton 10/27/2009 5:52pm
in reply to dixiepreacher Jan 19, 2009 10:03pm

How about instead of the Flat Tax, have the Fair Tax, which would get rid of the IRS and institute a national sales tax to replace the income tax.

FallenMorgan 10/19/2009 2:00pm

Limiting congressmen to one or two terms will bog down the government and destroy Congressional professionalism. I guess it’s alright though considering how we already look to the president to be our nanny.

FallenMorgan 10/19/2009 1:58pm

We have term limits. They’re called elections. Problem is, the districts are drawn so that candidates get re-elected over and over again. Get rid of gerrymandering and you won’t need term limits.

AlmostFreeAmerican 10/15/2009 6:48am

Without rigid term limits we end up with career politicians who bow down to the ‘special interest lobby’ who pay them outrageous amounts of money to vote in certain ways. This is what the Founding Fathers were against! Once the big money starts to roll in for these career politicians they stop representing the People and lean to the hand that feeds them. Read the Federalist Papers and you will learn ‘why’ they constructed the Constitution the way it is. Then again, the Anti-Federalist Papers are quite the good read too!

FallenMorgan 10/11/2009 3:12pm

Term limits won’t work. A majority of districts will still be “safe districts” for one party or another. See, politicians only support things that they know will not threaten their party or themselves. Same with Instant Runoff Voting.

Do you really want to stop Congressional stagnation? End gerrymandering.

henhousefox 10/07/2009 9:00am

Yo, Jose, trying to start a movement seeking job security for all you jerks in DC??? NOT!

arzuagm 10/03/2009 7:06am
in reply to Anonymous Jan 09, 2009 6:17pm

what are you kidding me? everyone should serve 2 terms. it is only fair.

term limits are necessary. there should be term limits on congress and the senate as well.

heaton646 10/01/2009 8:21pm

Now we can actually see how far left our government has gone. To try and rewrite the 22nd ammendment of our Constitution. Seems to me that we all need to start fighting back and standing up for what our Four Fathers had founded this country on. First and foremost all need to put GOD back into everything in their life.

louisabernethyy 09/30/2009 5:02am

Make is so no one can serve more than one term. The all get stupid after that.

amontalb068 09/25/2009 7:07am
in reply to jdbrackett5 Feb 14, 2009 5:28am

Do I smell Facsism here? Adolf Hitler once said that the Third Reich would last 1000 years. I believe it was the brave men and women of the American Armed Forces that threw that one in the dirt! Maybe its time we throw a few Congressmen in the dirt too.

“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” -Douglas MacArthur.

thomas5758 09/23/2009 6:25am
in reply to Anonymous Jan 09, 2009 6:17pm

Real Americans would never vote for giving unlimited terms or additional terms to a President – that would destroy our country and make it a dictatorship. The unfortunate thing is that Real Americans are being overwhelmed by the births from illegals and the onslaught of foreign powers attempting to overthrow us with sheer numbers of legal immigrants having children, too. It’s terrifying to think that my children and grandchildren will never really know America as it was meant to be by our Founding Fathers.

FallenMorgan 09/20/2009 1:12pm

Like Bush could really get a third term, or even the Republican nomination.

LucasFoxx 09/17/2009 11:40am

Years ago I agreed with this. Reagan, okay. Clinton, okay. But I’m not sure democracy itself could have survived a 3rd GWB term. So much power in so few hands needs to be regularly passed on. If the policies are good for the people, the people will vote to continue those policies. John McCain failed because those policies failed. Had Rovian politics had more terms available to wield the cult of personality that was GWB, we would be continuing the slide towards global isolation via ostracism.

Tamara48 09/17/2009 7:26am

I think this man Serrano better start acting like an American….not just to keep his seat but to stay in the country!

Terrco 09/16/2009 2:40pm
in reply to rgmoon Jul 02, 2009 7:48am

Please don’t forget, they have voted themselves tax free income, and pay no social security tax, and they only have to serve one term to get paid for LIFE!!!
I would like to see mandatory minimum wage for all seats (let them serve not be served), and give the savings as raises to military vets and surviving family who risk their lives for you and I.

Terrco 09/16/2009 2:36pm
in reply to daringone Mar 31, 2009 3:08am

I’m sorry, don’t you mean 10 term house rats?

FallenMorgan 09/16/2009 12:31pm

The shortest split-line algorithm creates districts that are one hundred percent impartial. They are not based on race, religion, or political affiliation. There will be safe districts, like in the heart of LA or in the depths of the Deep South, but most will not be like that. We won’t need term limits, because the more competitive, fair districts will re-elect a candidate as long as there is a popular consensus, but if someone else comes along, that incumbent will be defeated.

In most districts today, candidates win by sixty-or-more-percent margins. Others besides the incumbent have no chance. If you create term limits, there won’t be any major change.

And on top of that, to some extent career politicians are a good thing. Presidents were usually governors or senators, and before that mayors or members of congress. Term limits put a cap on this, and also inhibit the will of the people.

FallenMorgan 09/16/2009 12:25pm

Term limits for Congresspeople isn’t the solution to the problem. Every few years we’ll just get the same Democrats and Republicans. The real way to fix the problem of most Congresspeople getting re-elected, is to stop gerrymandering. Maybe even get rid of this “caveman” voting system, replacing it with something like range voting.

LibertarianLady 09/04/2009 5:12pm

We need to get rid of career politicians, not enable them. I’m all for term limits for everyone from the president right down to the school board. Could the people of NY please vote this idiot out?


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