Are Politicians paving the way for a Dictatorship?
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on October 8, 2006
Should presidents be allowed to serve more than 2 terms?
Bills introduced in Congress to repeal 8-year restriction of 22nd Amendment
WASHINGTON – One thing is certain about the 2008 presidential election campaign that begins in one year: It won’t involve George W. Bush as a candidate.
But bipartisan legislation to repeal the 22nd Amendment restriction of two terms for U.S. presidents could change that certainty for future presidents.
Two of the most passionate congressional advocates of such a move – Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-MD, and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-WI – have teamed up to sponsor a resolution that would represent the first step toward that change in the U.S. political system.
“The time has come to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, and not because of partisan politics,” explained Hoyer. “While I am not a
supporter of the current President, I feel there are good public policy reasons for a repeal of this amendment. Under the Constitution as altered by the 22nd Amendment, this must be President George W. Bush’s last term even if the American people should want him to continue in office. This is an undemocratic result.”
The two term limit was set up for a reason. No one person should be in office for his whole life. What they need to do is set term limits for politicians. Then maybe career politicians will do their jobs instead of caring more about getting re-elected or about how much money they can make from re-election campaigns.
This country was based on the principal of Democracy and the constitution is supposed to guard against a dictatorship. Politicians are supposed to pass laws that are supposed to protect America and its citizens. Why are politicians allowed to pass laws that under mind the Constitution and strip the rights away from Americans?
“For the people, by the people” once stood for something, but why has it changed to ” For the rich, by the poor”? Why do politicians build their political lives on the backs of Americans? Why do politicians expect Americans to serve them? Why do Americans allow this to happen?