Only two terms as President? How silly! New York Rep. Jose Serrano introduced a bill in Congress last week that would eliminate presidential term limits.
H.J. Res 15 makes the sky the limit: if it passes and Barack Obama wants to, he could seek a third term … or a fourth. He could remain president for life!
The 22nd Amendment states, “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.”
Every year since 1997, Rep. Serrano has tried to overturn this Amendment and end term limits on the presidency. Each of his bills has died in committee, and with your help we can make that the fate of this current one, as well.
When Ronald Reagan was serving his second term in 1985, there were attempts to repeal the 22nd Amendment; but leave it to the Democrats to soldier on. They are the party that has really gone the extra mile to see that it gets done. In addition to Rep. Serrano’s consistent attempts, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) and Rep. Harry Reid (D-NV) have all introduced failed legislation seeking repeal—but none of their bills ever made it out of committee.
Our Constitution just isn’t good enough for Democrats; they are constantly trying to find ways to eliminate what it says and destroy all our Amendments.
We are used to fighting for our free speech rights, or our right to bear arms. It is unusual to be speaking seriously about allowing a sitting president to seek a third, fourth, fifth or even sixth term in office.
Obama would have to campaign again, of course, but he is more comfortable at Hollywood fundraisers and behind the teleprompter at the rally du jour than he is in the Oval Office. Another campaign season of smiling, shaking hands would suit him fine while he allows corrupt organizations to dirty up the ballots and install him again and again.
Just because all the other attempts were failures does not mean this one will be. The Democrats have found their messiah in the socialist Obama. They could take this legislation seriously and install Obama as our dictator-in-chief. They could also tinker with the language and allow Congress to grant a dispensation to a current or former president. We have seen how the seemingly ridiculous has crept into reality over the past four years.
H.J. Res 15 is something we should take seriously.
America cannot handle one day more of Barack Obama after his term ends in January 2017.
Abolishing presidential term limits is a spectacularly bad idea. It has only taken Barack Obama four years to start down the road of a dictatorship; he doesn’t need a third term to complete his mission. Additionally, government gridlock is preventing anything reasonable and effective from getting done. Installing a presidential “placeholder” in office with an unlimited supply of executive orders, who has nothing more pressing to do than to campaign for re-election, would be extremely detrimental to our country.
Make sure Congress knows the 22nd Amendment should stand as written—keep presidential term limits as they are and STOP OBAMA’S BID FOR A THIRD TERM!