Bill To Abolish The 22nd Amendment

President For Life To Become A Possibility?

"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."

The obvious: If we had a true democracy and a government of and for the people, we wouldn't need such an amendment. And yet of course even with such an amendment, that doesn't protect us from the criminal element that's taken its stranglehold on our government these past 40 plus years. That being said, given the current climate, abolishing this would open the door to further corruption. Does the term Dictatorship ring those bells of caution in anyone's mind?

Interesting it is to me that earlier today on CNN, a couple of media pundits were comparing Obama to FDR. It isn't the first time I've heard such a comparison. And lookie what little bit of history is mentioned in the article:

"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."

Were these media folks referring to the potential reality of Obama become a 3 term and beyond President? Who knows. Given the national Obama mania, it wouldn't surprise me in the least to discover a herd of Obama supporters, both in the public and private sector, to applaud the abolishment of this particular amendment.

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