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article imageCould President Obama serve three terms?

By Micki Hogan     Apr 7, 2013 in Politics
As Representative Jose Serrano pushes for the proposed amendment H.J.Res 15 to repeal the Twenty Second amendment the chances of President Obama serving a third term becomes a possibility.
News from media outlets like the Examiner about amendment, H.J. Res 15 shocked Americans when word of the new proposal was introduced the second day of the 2013 legislative session. This is not the first time Rep Serrano has tried to see this proposed possibility come to light. He had similar attempts during the both the Clinton and Bush presidencies. In fact every single congressional session since 1997 Serrano has introduced similar attempts to repeal the Twenty Second Amendment. By doing so the bill would remove term limits and allow Obama to serve a third term and possibly more.
According to Govtrack.us in total 26 different amendment proposals have been attempted with the first one dating back to 1987. At this point all attempts have failed. But the measure H.J. Res 15 seems to be drawing media attention but at this point the bill is waiting a vote in the House of Representatives. Most new bills do not make it past this point. The House of Representatives would have to vote in favor of the bill before to would move forward to the Senate.
The last president to serve more than two terms was Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt died 83 days into his fourth term in office. Shortly after Congress passed the twenty second amendment which limited a presidential term to two terms in office.
As we wait for the possible amendment to be addressed, many Americans wonder if this is nothing more than hyped up propaganda or an issue to be taken seriously. With a track record of Rep Sennaro introducing the bill or ones similar every two years while none actually make it to the house floor, could this be nothing more than smoke and mirrors deflecting us from more pressing matters of State?
Followers of this bill are strongly urging voters to contact their state representatives and voice their opinion on the matter. A quick way of casting your opinion is to cast your vote at provided link which leads to a poll on POPVOX.COM.
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