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New York Congressman Introduces Bill to Abolish Presidential Term Limits

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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.

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Repealing the 22nd Amendment would be fine, if it is replaced with one that prevents ANY politician from serving more than ONE term, and allows no changes to existing length of terms in the laws. Better yet, let's just abolish the entire layer of Federal government. Each state has its own constitution, executives, body of lawmakers, and judicial system, so the Feds are really unnecessary. The states could sign an agreement saying that if any state is attacked, the others will come to its defense, and the military branches would become a joint-owned National Guard, to be used only for defense, not for wars in other countries. The USSR successfully disbanded its federal layer of government, so can the USA. The money saved by not having that useless layer would be an instant stimulation to the economies of the states, creating jobs for the unemployed (including all the ex-federal bureaucrats) doing something actually useful. Best of all, the politicians at the state and local levels would be kept busy writing and rewriting the rules of how they will exist cooperatively together, instead of constantly finding more ways to limit people's freedoms. This isn't advocating the overthrow of the US Government, which government socialists would consider treason, it's advocating an improvement in the union of the states which would be better for everyone.