NY Congressman Tries to Repeal Presidential Term Limits

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Rep. Jose Serrano, (D-NY-15)

By Alan Sexton, Green Mountain Scribes

 Washington, D.C. – Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D-NY-16), on Friday, January 4 introduced H.J. Res. 15 (House Joint Resolution) “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.”The Twenty-second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was proposed on March 24, 1947, and ratified on February 27, 1951, and limits the office of the president to serving no more than two terms, and reads:

Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.

Serrano has made previous attempts to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment: H.J. Res. 17 (1/7/11); and H.J. Res. 5 (1/6/09), and he’s not the only Democrat to attempt to Repeal the Twenty-second Amendment. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) took a swipe at the Amendment with his attempt, S.J. Res. 36 (1/31/89).

All previous efforts to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment failed without ever gaining traction, And govtrack.us gives Serrano’s latest attempt with H.J. Res 15, which was referred to committee on Friday, a “Prognosis” of “0% chance of getting past committee, 0% chance of being enacted or passed.”

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16 thoughts on “NY Congressman Tries to Repeal Presidential Term Limits

  1. Wow. I could understand if Obama as a President, but he has continued previous administration wars, increased taxes on everyone, and while it is pretended that he created health care for all he didn’t.

  2. Some one in Rep. Jose E. Serrano’s NY district ought to pay a farmer for a load of cow manure to be deposited near the front door of his home as a gift. To ‘cure’ a couple months before adding to the soil for Spring flower planting…. of course.

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  4. We are a free nation. If this amendment get in we will no longer be free. We’ll have a dictator and we’ll be no better off then the countries that are in war in the Middle East. Write to you Congressmen/woman and your Senators and tell them to vote NO!! We are heading now down the path of bankruptcy because of the Government we have now. Don’t let this country get any worst.

  5. Cut the country in half…..give the libs whichever half they want just to be rid of them …conse
    rvatives to the other half never to be united again…Then just sit back and watch the libs destroy themselves…..

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  7. We did all know this was going to be proposed sooner or later didn’t we? There are people who believe that Obama is the best thing that happened since sliced bread was invented. Which explains why I am maintaining my “low carb” diet.

  8. Rep. Serrano needs to concentrate on getting a better hair dye that doesn’t look so phony and let the real men and women worry about the amendments to the constitution. He’s to much of a light weight.

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  10. Is this guy Serrano ‘playing’ with himself? DROP the 22nd amendment would be like dropping blood next to a shark. Serrano has a mental problem. The LAST thing this country needs is yet another 4 years of Obama. He’s fucked up this country bad enough these last 4 years and the idiot still has 4 more to go. What a damned mess we will be in when these next 4 are over. So WHY in the Hell would we want Obama for a 3rd term? Hell, WE don’t want him now. I think Serrano should just ‘shut the fuck up’ and go back to Porto Rico where he came from. Boy, the liberal’s really know how to piss off a ‘true red blooded American’. I mean Serrano even praised Hugo Chavez…..WTF was up with that? Liberal’s have ‘NO common sense, brains or a place to put one’. Serrano, YOU my boy can go directly to Hell with your ignorant idea of doing away with OUR 2nd amendment.

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