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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  • 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.

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    brking 11/22/2009 1:29am

    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.

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    FallenMorgan 11/22/2009 5:14pm

    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.

  • 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 10/19/2009 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.

  • 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.

  • Betonavette 10/28/2009 11:47am

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

  • 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.

  • mjbanks 11/19/2009 6:02pm

    no way, jose.

  • GunnyG 01/06/2010 6:39am

    Serrano is a fucking halfwit.

  • 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

  • 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)

  • klassylady25 08/18/2010 11:52am


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