New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits

January 8, 2013 @ 7 Comments

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.

The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow President Barack 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.

Read More at The Daily Caller . By Patrick Howley.

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7 Comments → “New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits”

  1. john muhaw

    1 year ago

    there must be something worng this guy who wants to change our contutition that been place for 200 hund years

  2. TexRancher

    1 year ago

    My question to this Democommunist is why you would want to repeal the 22nd amendment now? We are aware that Obama has no respect for the Constitution, our system of laws and our system of government with the house, the senate and the executive branches as separate parts.
    So why even consider repealing the 22nd amendment? Why would Obama need it? He has proven that if he doesn’t get what he wants, he’ll resort to executive orders. In fact, he is acting as dictator now.
    So that begs the question about you: Are you a loyal American or are you really a socialist who sees an opportunity to destroy our system of government?

  3. Barb

    1 year ago

    Anyone who knows anything now days knows that Obama is a Communist/Muslim. No question about it. Along comes this jackass from “where else” New York wanting to amend our constitution to allow the Communist in the Oval Office to remain in position permanently to make certain he successfully destroys the United States. Obama already behaves like a dictator so why should it be made legal. If Congress values their collective hide they better NOT even acknowledge this asinine proposal. In fact, they would do him and us a favor to send him to a “home” for the mentally deficient!

  4. Donald Merriam

    1 year ago

    Actually folks the 22nd Amendment only goes back as far as 1952 and was put in place because people thought FDR had too much time in office. There’s an argument to be made for that. One could say that if two terms were enough for George Washington to establish the precedent, it should be enough for anyone and should continue. On the other hand, a mandatory two-term limit allows a re-elected president to do whatever he damn well pleases since he’ll never have to answer to the people again. We’re seeing this sort of arrogance right now from Obama. He has nothing to lose and he’s going for broke. Do you think he would even be touching the gun ban issue right now if he could run again? He carefully avoided gun control issues at all costs in his first term. No we’re seeing the real cretin emerge that most of us knew all along was really hidden behind the facade.

  5. Donald Merriam

    1 year ago


  6. Jan

    1 year ago

    A better proposal would be to limit them to one-term. Maybe they would spend their time accomplishing something for the country, rather than spending half the first term in office campaigning for their next term and buying votes.

  7. RyDaddy

    1 year ago

    Yep, I’d be in favor of limiting to 1 term for President; let the POTUS “go for broke” in his first term and judge his party by that for electing someone new 4 years later.

    And throw in term limits for Congress while were at it…8 years, maximum. 6 might be better.

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