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Old 01-06-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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Default Has anyone read about Jose Serrano's HJ Res 15 proposal to amend the Constitution?

I can't find any "reliable" sources, but there are plenty of links reporting that last Friday Serrano proposed HJ Resolution 15 to the Consitution which would remove the limitation as to how long a President can serve.

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. (H.J.Res. 15) - GovTrack.us

President Obama could get 3 terms if H.J.Res 15 abolishes term limits - Wilmington Elections 2012 | Examiner.com

WTF??? Obama to rule forever???
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Baldock, hertfordshire, England
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they should all be limited to two terms in any one level of govt, not just the prez.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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it wont happen as long as republicans control one house of congress, or have enough votes to filibuster such a bill, and as long as republicans control enough states to prevent a constitutional amendment like that from going through the states.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Smile Should have paid attention in HS social studies

All kinds of loony legislation gets proposed.

Means exactly nothin'.

It has to get out of committee, then the speaker or majority leader has to bring it to the floor for a vote. Then it has to pass the opposite house of congress. Then it has to to the WH for a sign-off.

You can all relax now.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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All kinds of loony legislation gets proposed.

Means exactly nothin'.

It has to get out of committee, then the speaker or majority leader has to bring it to the floor for a vote. Then it has to pass the opposite house of congress. Then it has to to the WH for a sign-off.

You can all relax now.
And some of it gets passed.

You relax, the rest of us will pay attention.


P.s. I dont think this one stands a chance.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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So this was poo pawed when suggested as a possible attemt as a tin foil hat. Now that it is being discussed I wonder if anyone will back off their tin foil hat remarks. It was just suggested that some dem would try.. Not that it would pass.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Congressmen and Senators propose 200+/- amendments each and every year. Rarely does one make it out of committee.

This one is dead on arrival cept for the noise.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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So this was poo pawed when suggested as a possible attemt as a tin foil hat. Now that it is being discussed I wonder if anyone will back off their tin foil hat remarks. It was just suggested that some dem would try.. Not that it would pass.


This has been done quite a few times in the past, and in fact Serano has introduce this legislation at the start of every Congress since 1997, and yes that also includes when Bush was in office.....
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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I'd be in favor of it. Installing the limit in the first place was an over reaction to begin with, it wasn't like we were having a big problem with President's serving several terms. In fact only one did out of 32 Presidents. Or 32 administrations.

It shouldn't apply to the sitting President though. Maybe not even to the next President if we're close to an election
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: SW Colorado
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I can't find any "reliable" sources,
Try here.

Serrano has been introducing this proposed legislation again and again since 1997, NO MATTER WHO THE PRESIDENT IS for a total of 9 times. What makes you think that it will pass this time?

Because we have a black president in office?

Because there is a communist-liberal conspiracy to rig national elections? I thought it was the Republicans who have been passing voter suppression laws and stuff.

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