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The OP and others would be wise to stop feeding into the left/right paradigm. By doing so, you are being played for fools. Wake up.
The choice between democrat and republican candidates pretty much just gives us the choice in the manner of our destruction. That's if you believe the voting results at all.
I have to wonder if you even read the article. The author is discussing the pro's and con's of ending presidential term limits (an issue that comes up in the House at least once a year since adopted), something we didn't have until 1947.
It’s time to put that power back where it belongs. Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election
I don't think we need our hands held but it's obvious that the executive branch needs some types of restraint. That's going back as far as Reagan. To me the thoughts that the likes of Bush Jr or Obama could stay in office any longer is abhorrent. Look at the damage they both caused.
Not sure what you mean by "another reason." Do you mean because Obama's black?
There really isn't another way to look at this debate. Either the people know best or government knows best. Which is it?
Fair question. I want to say I have faith in the American people as a whole but I don't. I have even less faith in our government. That being the case I'll have to go with retaining the 22nd amendment as the only workable option.
Sorry, it seems like anyone who criticizes the big O get called out on the race issue.
Since that's not what you meant my apologies. What did you mean anyway?
So you're trusting the government over the people in this situation?
2009 called, they want their meme back.
What I meant was do you not want to see any person sit in the oval office for more than two terms or just Obama?
So you mean the government is the 22nd amendment? I don't think so but that's what I'll stick with.
Yes, the government. Only one amendment was passed by Constitutional Convention, all others including the 22nd have been passed by State Legislatures.
In a previous thread I wondered how long it was going to take before the progressive left would start proselytizing the idea of removing presidential term limits.
For example, ever since 1985, when Ronald Reagan was serving in his second term as president, there have been repeated attempts to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which limits each president to two terms. Luckily, this proposal has failed repeatedly in Congress,
Rep. Serrano has introduced the very same proposal to Congress every two years since 1997 (a total of nine times), regardless of which party was currently occupying the White House and starting well before Barack Obama became involved in national politics. On the first two occasions (in 1997 and 1999) the incumbent president was a Democrat (Bill Clinton);
Obama couldn't get elected as Dog Catcher
This won't stop his most ardent fans and supporters,
reply to post by MrInquisitive
First off, this is not the progressive left suggesting the revoking of this Amendment. It isn't even the WaPost suggesting it. It is but one professor suggesting it and writing an editorial about it, so why do you use the word "they" to say who is suggesting this? You're attempting to put words into a lot of people's mouths, and it ain't flying.
I'm quite aware of the author who penned this propaganda piece just as I'm aware the Washington Post gave him the platform and published it. To say "they" are not responsible and supportive for what "they" publish because it was written by the professor is disingenuous at best. AFAIK they printed it, they own it.
Sure the progressives are running from BHO now because of obamacare but in the political arena that's simply a self preservation tactic. Also sure, some of MSM is putting heat on him for this reason but only because that mess can't be glossed over anymore. By publishing the article /op-ed whatever you want to call it the Post, it's editors and owners are supporting it. If they didn't it would have never seen print. IMO.