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Section 1. 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. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.
Section. 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.
...[S]ome have claimed that a two term limit enables a president to take on controversial or unpopular measures (not that this is necessarily always a bad thing) in his second term since not being eligible for reelection means he has less to lose.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Sadly, the public can support a president for all the wrong reasons and likewise despise a good one.
Personally, I can see no one on the horizon who can even match Bush in his understanding of the current threat against America and who has the fortitude to ignore public opinion in favor of the greater good, but that's too bad.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 — A stark assessment of terrorism trends by American intelligence agencies has found that the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks.
The classified National Intelligence Estimate attributes a more direct role to the Iraq war in fueling radicalism than that presented either in recent White House documents or in a report released Wednesday by the House Intelligence Committee, according to several officials in Washington involved in preparing the assessment or who have read the final document.
The intelligence estimate, completed in April, is the first formal appraisal of global terrorism by United States intelligence agencies since the Iraq war began, and represents a consensus view of the 16 disparate spy services inside government. Titled “Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the United States,’’ it asserts that Islamic radicalism, rather than being in retreat, has metastasized and spread across the globe.
An opening section of the report, “Indicators of the Spread of the Global Jihadist Movement,” cites the Iraq war as a reason for the diffusion of jihad ideology.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) introduced bipartisan legislation today to repeal the 22nd amendment, which states that “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.” Representatives Berman (D-CA), Pallone (D-NJ), Sabo (D-MN) and Sensenbrenner (R-WI) joined Hoyer in sponsoring the resolution.
Originally posted by yeah right
ALLOW another 9-11
declare martial law,
viva la bush FOREVER!!!
1 . REPEAL 22ND AMENDMENT TO U.S. CONSTITUTION -- (Extensions of Remarks - February 18, 2005)
2 . INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO DESIGNATE THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE IN SANTA FE, NM AFTER JUDGE SANTIAGO CAMPOS -- (Extensions of Remarks - February 18, 2005)
3 . HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF FORMER LEBANESE PRIME MINISTER RAFIK HARIRI -- (Extensions of Remarks - February 18, 2005)
4 . RECOGNIZING THOMASVILLE BULLDOGS FOOTBALL TEAM -- (Extensions of Remarks - February 18, 2005)