Would the USA amend the 22nd ammendemt, to remove the two term limit for President ?

Hans Von Horn

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The 22nd Amendment limited the duration of Service for an American President to a maximum of two terms.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, was elected to both a third and fourth term, the only president to serve more than eight years. It seems such a pity for a Country to deprive itself of a good President.

The two term limit was seen as a way of preventing one person getting too much power, a sort of check on the democratic process itself.

The 22nd Amendment is as follows:

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.
 


Dame_Enda

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The Constitution is almost impossible to change. You need two thirds in both houses and 75% of the states. Many Republicans are hyper traditionalist when it comes to any constitutional change. It was a Democratic Congress that changed it that time.
 

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The 22nd Amendment limited the duration of Service for an American President to a maximum of two terms.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, was elected to both a third and fourth term, the only president to serve more than eight years. It seems such a pity for a Country to deprive itself of a good President.

The two term limit was seen as a way of preventing one person getting too much power, a sort of check on the democratic process itself.

The 22nd Amendment is as follows:

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.
I think it should. Trump you be president for life. In fact I think the office should be renamed Caesar.
 

derryman

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The same people are in charge all the time anyway, those who represent the banks and military industrial complex.

Presidents are only their glorified secretaries.
Up until Trump I think you were right. And while I believe Trump too is owned , the problem is that the wrong people own him.
 

Dame_Enda

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Another obstacle is the Senate fillibuster. To even proceed to a vote requires 60 votes for most issues including this. That is what happened when Nixon tried to scrap the Electoral College.
 

wombat

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No, they passed the amendment specifically to avoid a repeat of the Roosevelt situation where he became president for life.
 


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