Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
It seems unlikely. As it would take the support of Congress, and the people who, contrary to popular belief, aren't quite the "sheep" that some
think. To legally overturn the 22nd amendment requires the approval of 2/3 of the states, or is it a simple majority? That takes forever, witness
the ERA amendment...
So that leaves illegally...he can't do it by himself. Who's going to help him? Me? Not likely. You? Obviously not, since you started this
conversation . If he wants to start the third American revolution, that'd be the way to do it...
Honestly, I think you're worried about nothing. I'd be more concerned with the elections up coming, and who we're putting into office.
Well, the point of the original post as well as the rest of this, is that he's not done anything the American people wanted so far as evidenced by
his 20% approval rating.
We're tied up in the Iraq War, we have the impending Iran War we've been sitting close to having boil over, now we're mixed up in assisting Georgia
We technically still have the War on Drugs ongoing.
We have the War on Terror ongoing.
We technically still have the Korean War ongoing, we've been at a state of truce since 1953 with them, which is still a state of war, since there was
no Peace Treaty.
A President's war-time powers, especially having been put into office via the Supreme Court, changes a lot of rules, as well as the way things are
All it would truly take would be a major incident right before the election, to enable him via law, to declare a state of Martial Law right now, and
the election would be null and void.
Under National Emergency, it used to be that F.E.M.A. kicked in, and the F.E.M.A. Administration took over, making it more powerful than the
President, if the correct set of parameters were fullfilled, but since the inception of Homeland Security, all of those laws have shifted around since
F.E.M.A. now reports directly under D.H.S.
Think about it for just a moment, as much controversy as September 11th has been on ATS alone, where so many people are divided about whether it was
an "Inside Job" or terrorists were truly to blame, the fact that our entire Government was in essence made inept due to 19 men on 4 planes with
box-cutters, how absurd that sounds that a trillion dollar defense budget was unable to stop those men from changing our world so much, and this might
be a little on the possible side.
Again, I'm not saying I want it to happen, in the least. It's the last thing I want.
But, also, usually by now we would have the election process a lot closer with who had been selected as to who was representing which Political
That it has been under such scrutiny, and we're only three months away, isn't that a bit odd?
All I'm saying, is the the proverbial "what if" here, in that Bush and Cheney have been extremely closed-mouthed, like the cat that caught the
"If we keep quiet long enough, no one will catch on."
Believe me, I never wanted to be more wrong about something in all of my life.