House Joint Resolution H.J.Res.5 to repeal the twenty-second article of Amendment was introduced on 6 Jan 09 by Rep. José Serrano [D, NY-16] . This is about as wrong as you can get. This amendment was enacted because of FDR’s 4 terms in office. (FDR was a huge Liberal too and ran into trouble when he tried to pack the Supreme Court). The 22nd Amendment is important because fundamentally, we are a democracy and not a “Monarchy”. This is important because this limits the number of terms an individual may serve as President, and short circuits any actions a sitting presidents attempts at setting up regimes. There was some initial grumbling over this amendment because some thought it would make the sitting President a “Lame Duck” in his last term. But that critisizm faded and the system has worked since its ratification in 1951. This is just another Left-Wing Extremist back door tactic and ploy.
My letter to my Reps:
This House Joint Resolution was introduced on 6 Jan 09. As the 22nd Amendment was ratified in 1951 to limit the numbers of terms in office a sitting President may serve, I see no reason to repeal this amendment, especially because this is nothing more than another Left-Wing Extremist ploy to keep President Obama in office longer than the usual 2 terms. It is that simple. Nothing more, nothing less. As a Constituent, I recommend you not vote in favor of this HJR in any way shape or form.