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America wanted change. God help us...

> > Vetted on Snopes:

A Democrat has now introduced legislation that would repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution – the prohibition against any President serving
more than two terms in office.

Just like the Nazis, the Communists, and the Fascists, Obama and the Democratic Party are moving to posture the U.S. Presidency for succession by
one President. That’s how Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini became “Leaders for Life”. Once the 22nd Amendment is repealed, the next step is to pass an Amendment to the (already emasculated) Constitution which permits a majority in the House of Representatives to designate a President as “President for Life”.
Wake up America - Contact your congressional representative and make it VERY clear that you oppose this proposed=2 0legislation.
H. J. Res. 5 - Repealing 22nd Amendment bill was referred to the House Committee on Judiciary on 1/6/09, and then referred to the Subcommittee on
Constitution, Ci vil Rights and Civil Liberties on 2/9/09 (Check it out on the government websites listed below).
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Earlier this year, Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., introduced H. J. Res. 5, a bill that would repeal the Constitution’s 22nd Amendment which prohibits a
president from being elected to more than two terms in office, thus potentially paving the way to make Barack Obama president for life. Not surprisingly, the compliant media currently caught up in Obama-mania has not covered this story.
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“Will George W. Bush end up being the last true U.S. President?” asked Sher Zieve, writing for the Canadian Free Press on January 14. “As I warned you on multiple times prior to the 2008 General Election, ‘Once Obama is elected, we won’t be able to get rid of him.’ Tragically, this warning is now being realized. Not only has Obama established his election-fraud organization ACORN nationwide (with your tax dollars), his backers have now begun the process of repealing the U.S. Constitution’s 22nd Amendment.”
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See the proof on any of thes e websites:

> > http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=hj111-5
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> > http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-hj5/show
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> > http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/show/111_H J


gruaud said...

"Vetted on Snopes". Try actually reading the article.

Anonymous said...

Teh usual rightardedness in operation: please go out and read the WHOLE Snopes article in FULL bc it shows that these efforts to repeal the 22d Amendment have been introduced many times over many years no matter who is President, including when St. Ronnie was Pres.

They never get passed.

Yet another example of rightards going nuts over nothing. I certainly didn't see them freaking out when the exact same bills were introduced by Democrats, no less, when W was in office.

Where was the outrage then? There was none.

Please: spare me the "God help us all" when it just happens to be a Democrat in office. More Birth Certificate nonsense in action, plus lies and obfuscation at work.

Anonymous said...

H.J. Res. 5

And on its grave there was inscribed a simple eulogy:
"Referred to committee,"
and nothing more.

Celia said...

Here in the UK, we don't have term limits for our Prime Ministers. Nevertheless, we still managed to get rid of Margaret Thatcher somehow (actually, it was her own party holding a leadership vote that got rid of her...and gave us John Major instead. Fun!)

Anonymous said...

Good to know that FDR wasn't a "true U.S. President."

Why am I not surprised that the RW appears to have no real understanding of how difficult it is to amend the Constitution?

Also, (as could be easily figured out by the number 22) this amendment is really rather recent. What ever happened to the importance of the "original" Constitution? Remember the good old days back before the Great Depression? The heroism during World War II? The heady beginnings of the Cold War? No silly 22nd Amendment then.

Really, doesn't this amendment just encourage apathy, encourage just hunkering down and going with the flow? Doesn't it really just encourage 2nd term presidents to be dead fish? Ike worried about it, but was sadly unable to articulate the problem quite so memorably as Sarah Palin.

Anonymous said...

Some good points in the last post, which is, I believe, the reason why some have sought to rescind or change the 22d Amendment, and why these congresscritters have sought to change it no matter WHO is in office at the time.

It may seem silly or flawed to keep bringing this bill to congress, but there are usually more reasons why than what initially meets the eye.

And those reasons are usually NOT bc of some weird "ohmigawdwe'redooooomed" scenario that the rightards just love to get hysterical about.

But as stated by others, this post is typically not truthful and quotes only the part of snopes that makes it look like it's about NOOOOObama taking over the world or something.

Get a life.

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