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    Default Democratic Congresmman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits

    New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress on Friday to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which places term limits on the U.S. presidency.

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hjres15

    The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office.

    H.J. Res. 15 proposes “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 bill is a reintroduction of H.J. Res. 17, which Serrano introduced in Congress in January 2011. It was referred to the House judiciary committee, but did not make it to a floor vote.

    Repealing the 22nd Amendment has been a longtime goal of Serrano’s, regardless of the sitting president’s political party. Serrano proposed similar resolutions in 1997 and 1999, during Bill Clinton’s administration, and in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007, during George W. Bush’s administration. He proposed the repeal again in 2009 after Obama took office.

    None of his proposals has ever made it to a floor vote.

    Democratic Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer also repeatedly proposed repealing the 22nd Amendment during both the Clinton and Bush administrations.

    Current Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sponsored a bill to repeal the amendment in 1995.

    The 22nd Amendment was passed by Congress in 1947 and ratified by 41 states by 1951. The last president before Roosevelt to prepare for a campaign for a third term was Woodrow Wilson, who pulled out of the 1920 nominating race to avoid deadlocking the Democratic convention in San Francisco.
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    Good lord I hope that doesn't happen. How about putting term limits on some other parts of the government?!!!!
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    Yeah, that is the opposite of what we need to do. How about limiting Senators to two terms and Representatives to six terms?

    Maximum service twelve years in Congress. We need to get rid of the career politician in this country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Yeah, that is the opposite of what we need to do. How about limiting Senators to two terms and Representatives to six terms?

    Maximum service twelve years in Congress. We need to get rid of the career politician in this country.
    I agree with ya' 100%, even the # of years...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Yeah, that is the opposite of what we need to do. How about limiting Senators to two terms and Representatives to six terms?

    Maximum service twelve years in Congress. We need to get rid of the career politician in this country.
    12 years is more than enough...although there have been exceptions of some truly remarkable leaders

    ..except I think that every seat should get a 3-4 year term, with 12 years combined MAX

    these re election campaigns are brutally expensive and time consuming...I would also want time limits on fundraising and campaigning as well

    I know that the house is supposed to be a more dynamic and changing body of legislators, but election campaigns have gotten not just expensive, but ugly and divisive I would rather they take a little time concentrate on the job we elected them to do before fundraising and campaigning for their next term

    and the Senate was supposed to be longer terms for a more stable group but "entrenched" is more the word these days....If I'm not mistaken, legislators were supposed to spend much less time in Washington than they are now....they were supposed to have "real jobs" in their home territory....now I don't know that the average person would even consider some of them to be residents of their districts....they may maintain a condo there or something, but their real home is in Virginia

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    Yeah, I could see this being done. I mean why not? Congress fucks everything else up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Yeah, that is the opposite of what we need to do. How about limiting Senators to two terms and Representatives to six terms?

    Maximum service twelve years in Congress. We need to get rid of the career politician in this country.
    I'd add a repeal of the 17th amendment to that list.

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