A little news tidbit rattled the cages of a few bloggers on Friday when it was learned that Representative José Serrano (D-NY15) reintroduced a bill to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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.” [Emphasis mine]
I know one could easily make the leap that since Serrano is a democrat and the current occupant of the Oval Office is likewise a Democrat that a plot is afoot to engineer a third term for President Thin-Skinned. Fear not.
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.
Democratic Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer also repeatedly proposed repealing the 22nd Amendment during both the Clinton and Bush administrations.
A banana republic, if you can keep it.
Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Doom & Boom Report, believes “a banana republic isn't characterized only by a rotten political system, ruled by a small, wealthy, and corrupt clique usually put in power or supported by foreign interests, but also by huge wealth and income inequities, poor infrastructure, backwardness in many sectors of the economy, low capital spending, a reliance on foreign capital, money printing and budget deficits, and of course a weakening currency.”
It is safe to say that the current crop of lock-step democrats would love nothing better than to have Barack Hussein Alinsky installed as “President for Life”.
That ain’t happening no matter how much “our betters” crave it.
Thank you, Mr. Twain for providing the title of this blog post.