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Three Terms for Barack Obama?

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posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:18 PM
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Three Terms for Barack Obama?


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With President-elect Barack Obama set to take the oath of office to begin his first term, one New York Congressman wants to make it possible for him to one day serve a third. Representative Jose Serrano (D) has introduced a bill in the House to abolish the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which limits presidents to two consecutive terms or ten years in office.

Until 1951, there was nothing preventing a president from seeing election for more than two terms. But all presidents prior to Franklin Delano Roosevelt honored a tradition begun by George Washington and served only two consecutive terms. Roosevelt stood for election for an unprecedented third term at the dawn of World War II and was elected to a fourth, only to die in office within months of his inauguration. He is the only American president to serve more than two terms.
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posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:18 PM
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Those pesky amendments. wouldn't it be nice if we could just do away with them? Or, the Constitution for that matter!

-end of sarcasm-

Talk about judging a book by its cover. We havent even begun this term, and already some people want more. I still say had this actually happened a few years ago we would still have bush, regardless of any votes cast.

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posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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OH GOD NO!!!!!!!!!!!!
NWO IN FULL EFFECT!!!!!!
IM YELLING CAUSE I DONT KNOW HOW ELSE TO REACT TO THIS!!!!
NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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they should take mr serrano and waterboard him for being such a effing idiot.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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They passed amendments to laws in Russia, thus bringing forth rumours that PM Putin will run for a third term after the current president Medvedev's term expires.

What makes you think that what happens in Soviet Russia cannot happen in Soviet America?



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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This won't gain any traction; personally, let's all wait and see if he even does a good job, while I voted for Obama, I am still just waiting to see what will come about of his Administration. Personally, I'll be one of the firsts to protest and break out the molotov cocktails if they tried to repeal the 22nd Amendment.

2 Terms is Good for EVERYONE, no more is needed...stop eating free off our tax dollars.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:46 PM
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I think this bill has a shot to pass the house but will die immediately in the Senate. Senators will be loathe to sign this because I believe many of them, themselves have aspirations to one day seek the presidency. That would be virtually impossible if the seated president was from their same party as very rarely does a president seeking re-election face any serious challenges from within his own party.

Aside from that, it's a truly horrible idea. Just look at the past 3 presidents we've had who have served two full terms. The office saps a man and Reagan, Clinton, and Bush all looked like they were ready to leave when their second term was up (granted Reagan's health likely would have prevented him from a third term regardless, but definitely Clinton & Bush were markedly aged and haggard after 8 years.)



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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I think that this is a bad idea.

Eight years as the president is long enough. In some cases it's too long.

I don't think that this will be very popular. Although you might like your representative to be in power for longer than eight years, just imagine if it's the other parties candidate that is in power.'
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posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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If he does a really good job, then should he deserve a 3rd term? If a president doesn't do a good job, then he/she is voted out.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by drsmooth23


Those pesky amendments. wouldn't it be nice if we could just do away with them? Or, the Constitution for that matter!

-end of sarcasm-



What's wrong with running the government how it was intended to be run by those who set the framework?



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 03:54 PM
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I could jokingly make the offhanded comment that since not having to definitively prove being a natural born citizen therefore actually being eligible to hold the office, then disregarding term limits should not be too much of a stretch...

But instead I will take the low road and post a link and note that it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity unlike the real thing.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 04:02 PM
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I agree with you completely. I didn't want the 22nd amendment repealed last time they tired to do it and I don't want it now.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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Im sure there were those who were freaking out when they started to "ammend" the constitution in the first place, but these amendments are pretty important. Also, the Founding fathers told us plain out that if we can find a better way, then do it, which have become to be known as the amendments.

Do you think they would have mentioned the internet if it had been around back then?



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 04:25 PM
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This is a secret plot to get Bill Clinton back in office, lol. Obama flubs it up after one term, Bill steps in to save the party and clear the way for Hillary after him.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 04:34 PM
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After two terms of invasive socialism the American people will have had enough likely opting for a fiscal conservative who will be able to clean up the mess and set the capitalist system back on course. Americans will likely not tolerate the socialist changes that are going to take place.

In fact, I wouldn't bet on a second term for Obama.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 04:41 PM
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At the least there will be an amendment to extend the term of The POTUS to a 6 yr term. When he was campaigning he answered one question by responding with "over the next 10 years...." Hmmm, two 4 yr terms is only 8 years....so either they drop the term limit OR they increase the length of each term (like Putin just did for when he retakes office).



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 04:58 PM
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Three-quarters of the states would have to ratify this change. As in the case of Prohibition, 18th Amendment was repealed by ratification of the 21st Amendment.
Hopefully, there will not be the support necessary for passage.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by Swatman
they should take mr serrano and waterboard him for being such a effing idiot.


True that. The first word that came to my mind was "dictator" - which I guarantee would be the product of abolishing Amendment 22.

We need to be implementing term limits for House and Senate members, not repealing the term limit for the president!



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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Somehow I don't think this he wants to abolish the 22nd amendment so Bush can run again. Looks like he wants to set up Obama for a nice, long run a la Chavez and Castro.

Term limits safeguard our country from tyrants and should not be repealed ever.


[edit on 16-1-2009 by Erasurehead]



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 10:47 AM
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Yeah, we shouldn't be looking at getting rid of term limits, but rather getting more offices with term limits. 4 Terms for Representatives and 2 for Senators is more than enough. Get these leeches and crooks out of there. Make serving in CONgress a temporary honor and force them to return to private life.



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