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H.J.Res.17 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the num..., 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 24, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

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  • 5% of users support H.J.Res.17

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Removes the limit on the number of terms one may serve as President by repealing the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Over the past seven congressional sessions, 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 112th Congress, the resolutions have never proceeded out of committee. This is a fringe bill that has virtually no chance of becoming law. For more background on why there are bills in Congress like this one that are essentially dead on arrival, see this blog post.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Removes the limit on the number of terms one may serve as President by repealing the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Over the past seven congressional sessions, 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 112th Congress, the resolutions have never proceeded out of committee. This is a fringe bill that has virtually no chance of becoming law. For more background on why there are bills in Congress like this one that are essentially dead on arrival, see this blog post.

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    • On January 21, 2011, by fakk2 - I almost wonder if Jose is mentally challenged since he sponsored this bill.

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      As noted by fakk2, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 21, 2011, "I almost wonder if Jose is mentally challenged since he sponsored this bill."
    • On February 27, 2012, by SherlockHolmes67 - The Constitution has safety checks in the event that a tyrant gets in office by voter fraud & intimidation to keep them from staying in office. This is a very good thing to have especially with the current administration.

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      As noted by SherlockHolmes67, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 27, 2012, "The Constitution has safety checks in the event that a tyrant gets in office by voter fraud & intimidation to keep them from staying in office. This is a very good thing to have especially with the current administration."
    • On November 26, 2012, by tphill - I agree with this in principle. But President is a very powerful position. It has happened so many times in other countries that an elected leader gets in power and then manipulates the rules and the government to keep himself in power. While our Constitution does have other protections against this, I think the only sure way to keep tyrants from becoming entrenched in office is to have simple, clear, consistent, and definite term limits. And I think it's worth it. I would support raising term limits to 5 terms, but not removing them altogether. A really popular President could serve for 20 yrs., which is a long time, but I think at a bare minimum we need a change of leadership every 20 yrs.

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      As noted by tphill, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 26, 2012, "I agree with this in principle. But President is a very powerful position. It has happened so many times in other countries that an elected leader gets in power and then manipulates the rules and the government to keep himself in power. While our Constitution does have other protections against this, I think the only sure way to keep tyrants from becoming entrenched in office is to have simple, clear, consistent, and definite term limits. And I think it's worth it. I would support raising term limits to 5 terms, but not removing them altogether. A really popular President could serve for 20 yrs., which is a long time, but I think at a bare minimum we need a change of leadership every 20 yrs. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • What If Obama Was White « A Lot Of Coffee and Sleepless Nights - June 18, 2012 by coffeeandsleeplessnights - I know I sent you this….THIS BILL HAS “NOT” been removed from being voted on. Basically, he will be the Permanent President: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hjres17 H.J.Res. 17: Proposing an amendment to the ...

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      As noted by coffeeandsleeplessnights on June 18, 2012, "I know I sent you this….THIS BILL HAS “NOT” been removed from being voted on. Basically, he will be the Permanent President: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hjres17 H.J.Res. 17: Proposing an amendment to the ..." (/url?q=http://coffeeandsleeplessnights.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/what-if-obama-was-white/&sa=U&ei=Ib7mT4r4HcLs2gW-gMXZCQ&ved=0CCYQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNFnXxXWRr2JF9oEmRTuulJdRFzA0Q)
    • What If Obama Was White « A Lot Of Coffee and Sleepless Nights - June 17, 2012 by coffeeandsleeplessnights - I know I sent you this….THIS BILL HAS “NOT” been removed from being voted on. Basically, he will be the Permanent President: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hjres17 H.J.Res. 17: Proposing an amendment to the ...

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      As noted by coffeeandsleeplessnights on June 17, 2012, "I know I sent you this….THIS BILL HAS “NOT” been removed from being voted on. Basically, he will be the Permanent President: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hjres17 H.J.Res. 17: Proposing an amendment to the ..." (/url?q=http://coffeeandsleeplessnights.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/what-if-obama-was-white/&sa=U&ei=bcjoT53CNIfq2AXOw7jiCg&ved=0CCYQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNGNVuPTjWbjET9Ku1e8tvR8LrMH4A)
    • H.J.Res. 17 - GovTrack.us - March 21, 2012 by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills - H.J.Res. 17. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.

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