Proposed repealing of 22nd Amendment

Be afraid, be very afraid…  Somehow this little gem of proposed legislation seems to have flown under the media radar.

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution. (Introduced in House)

HJ 24 IH
109th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. J. RES. 24
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 17, 2005
Mr. HOYER (for himself, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. SABO, and Mr. PALLONE) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment to the Constitution.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

`Article—

`The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed.’.

  At least when they tried to repeal the 22nd for Reagan, it was all done in the open.  This nasty little critter can be verified here.  You will have to do a search on “HJ Res 24”.

[Editor’s Note:] For those of you who don’t recall all of the amendments here’s a link. The 22nd establishes the two-term limit for Presidents.

8 thoughts on “Proposed repealing of 22nd Amendment

  1. This isn’t surprising in the least, but I’m not too worried about it. According to the record it was introduced on February 17th and the last major action recorded is on April 4th when it was referred to the House Subcommittee on the Constitution where it appears to have gotten stuck. I seriously doubt it’ll ever make it out of committee, but it’s definitely something to keep our eyes on.

  2. The viability of this or that piece of legislation can be pretty much estimated by calculating the collective political power of its sponsors and co-sponsors.

    Worried?  Me?

    No.  I’m still awaiting the theocratic coup led by Intelligent Designers.  I can only handle one “Emergency!Emergency!” issue at a time.

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  3. I don’t want to do this, but I told you so…

    But…the congressmen that are proposing this move are…Democrats (and just one Republican)?  Democrats want to open the door for Bush to have another 4 years?  WTF is going on?  If I read something wrong on that bill, please, someone, correct me!

  4. Maybe they want to open the door for Bill Clinton to run again. Hell, from a pure poliitical junkie standpoint, I’d love to see a George Bush / Bill Clinton race in 2008. Talk about great sport…..

  5. If Clinton were allowed to run again and trumped George Bush, you can bet the Republicans would be clamoring to reinstate the 22nd Amendment!

    Wikipedia says this:

    The rationale was a concern that without limits, the presidential position could become too similar to that of a benevolent dictator lasting not just four years but a lifetime, that the position could become too powerful and upset the separation of powers, and even so powerful that elections would become dispensable.

    (full entry)

    Wouldn’t the Republicans just love to see Bush in there forever, and no more of those pesky elections?  Egads.

  6. Wouldn’t the Republicans just love to see Bush in there forever, and no more of those pesky elections?

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