Thursday, June 16, 2005

Keep this on your radar screen

What the hell are they thinking?

Press release from the office of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, House Democratic Whip:
    February 17, 2005
    Stacey Farnen Bernards
    (202) 225 - 3130

    Hoyer Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Repeal 22nd Amendment
    Resolution Would Repeal Two-Term Limit for President, Restore Power to the People

    WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) introduced bipartisan legislation today to repeal the 22nd amendment, which states that “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.” Representatives Berman (D-CA), Pallone (D-NJ), Sabo (D-MN) and Sensenbrenner (R-WI) joined Hoyer in sponsoring the resolution.

    Representative Hoyer released the following statement regarding the resolution:

    “I introduced today a joint resolution to repeal outright the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution. The 22nd Amendment requires that no person who has served two terms, or who has served more than two years of another President’s term and their own elected term, be permitted to serve another term of office.

    “The time has come to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, and not because of partisan politics. 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.
Stay alert on this one, folks, lest they try to slip it into some obscure bill in the dead of night.

Oh, and that "Power to the People" part? You were being ironic, right?

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