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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.
Originally posted by yeahright
But here's a question- It says a person can't be elected more than twice. So if Hillary was P & Bill V.P. and something happened to Hillary, I guess Bill could take over?
The Twelfth Amendment explicitly precluded from being Vice President those ineligible to be President: people under thirty-five years of age, those who have not inhabited the United States for at least fourteen years, and those who are not natural-born citizens. It is unclear if the Twenty-second Amendment's term-limiting provisions prevent two-term Presidents from becoming Vice Presidents (see that article for a fuller discussion).
A majority of electoral votes is still required for one to be deemed elected President or Vice President. When nobody has a majority, the House of Representatives, voting by states and with the same quorum requirements as under Article II, chooses a President. The Twelfth Amendment allows the House to consider no more than three candidates, compared to five under the original constitution.[/quoate]
The twelfth amendment has been on the books since 1803 and has never been used by former presidents to move to the vic-president position. The 2008 elections might bring a super challenge to this procedure.
If bill were to run as a vp to Hillary will his past impechment preclude his case to be placed before the Supreme Court of the first time review to a amendment that really was intended to solve none votes from the electrocial college members to pick a vice-presidents. The Hamilton and Burr duel brought about this amendment.
The Twelfth Amendment does not directly, as is often alledged, preclude the election of a President and Vice President from the same state. Nevertheless, running mates conventionally come from different states to prevent situations wherein electors of the state in question are forced to vote for a candidate from a different party merely on the grounds of residency. The issue arose during the 2000 presidential election contested by George W. Bush (alongside running-mate Dick Cheney) and Al Gore (alongside Joe Lieberman). It was alleged that Cheney and Bush were both inhabitants of Texas, and that the Texas electors could therefore not cast their ballots for both. Bush's residency was unquestioned, as he was governor of Texas at the time. Cheney had lived and was registered to vote in Texas, but a few months before the election changed his official residency to Wyoming, the state where he had grown up, and for which he had, many years earlier, served as the U.S. Representative. A lawsuit alleging that Cheney remained an inhabitant of Texas was brought, but it was dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Originally posted by niteboy82
2. It worries me that we would support a ticket that is basically working its way around Constitutional barriers. Can't get him in again, so let's stick him as the veep. Our forefathers thought of us, we should be thinking about our own progeny.
President Clinton arranged for the illegal ?taking down? in 1993
of Leo Wanta, a senior US intelligence operative of rare integrity,
so that he languished illegally in jail and under house arrest
on trumped-up charges for 12+ years.
Fitzgerald Probe Headed To Switzerland, Marc Rich, Vince Foster
And At Least A Trillion Dollars Of Stolen U.S. Treasury Money
By The Bush-Clinton Mob;
Treasury Agent Leo Wanta, Sent To Arrest Rich,
Tells What Really 'Went Down' In Switzerland.
Wanta, the legally appointed trustee of $27.5 trillion dollars of money=20
earned at the end of the Cold War when the Soviet Currency
was destabilized, is now tracing the funds, saying that more than
$750 billion has been traced as stolen in the biggest bank heist
in U.S. and global history, orchestrated by the Bush-Clinton mob. According to Wanta, who recently appeared on Greg Szymanski's
radio show, The Investigative Journal, he said the events surrounding
Rich and Foster went like this:
"I was ordered in my capacity as Treasury agent and appointed
Ambassador to arrest Marc Rich and bring him back to the States.
However, I found out he was tipped off by Mossad agents
not to meet with me. Rich then escaped, fleeing Switzerland.
"At the same time, I was ordered to give Vince Foster $250 million
dollars earmarked for the Childrens Fund. It took us a few days
to make the proper transactions of roughly $81 million each
and then Foster left with the money for Washington.
"Then, for no reason, I was shackled by Swiss authorities
and put in a Swiss dungeon, where I ended up spending 134 days
Although Wanta has no idea what happened to the $250 million Foster
had in his possession when he left Switzerland, the Fitzgerald investigation
needs to connect the dots in order to determine the real purpose
of the Childrens Defense Fund, chaired by Hillary Clinton,
and said to be used as her own personal slush fund,
as well as front for CIA covert domestic and foreign operations.
Those watching the Plamegate investigation hope Fitzgerald is the 'real deal' and not just providing a neo con dog and pony show, but sources claim the investigation is now meticulously looking into bank swindles by the Bush-Clinton mob, amounting to more than a trillion dollars, involving money earmarked for the U.S. Treasury.
And bank account records - tracing more than $750 billion of missing or stolen money - have been already provided as public record by Leo Wanta, the former U.S. Treasury agent assigned by Sessions to put the finger on Rich. (See accounts listed below).
In a telephone conversation Friday, Wanta said he still keeps the official 1993 Rich arrest warrant, as proof-positive the events took place as he reported.
However, in a strange turn of events, Wanta was jailed for his efforts, placed for 134 days in a Swiss dungeon, as Rich was allowed to slip free in a move, according to Wanta, leading to the theft of hundreds of billions- if not trillions - of U.S. Treasury funds by the Bush-Clinton mob.
After Wanta was framed and put in jail, reports linking Hillary Clinton to dipping into the Wanta-controlled accounts were recently verified by overseas investigators.
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
Kofi Annan's term as Secretary General of the UN will expire on December 31 2006
I think that is Bill's new desire: being the head of an international organization.
Ban Ki-moon of South Korea set to be formally elected by U.N. Security Council