IT HAPPENED ONCE BACK IN THE 1940s!
BUT THE CONSTITUTION PROVIDES FOR TERM LIMITS!
IT WOULD TAKE A CHANGE TO THE CONSTITUTION IF IT WERE GOING TO HAPPEN!
I have noted that some people often seem to concern themselves with some notion that President Obama may somehow be elected to a third term. – - – READ HERE.
The only president I ever knew about being elected for a third term was President Franklin D. Roosevelt during The Second World War – - and if memory serves me right he was getting ready to campaign for a precedent-setting Fourth term as well.
It is a theme I hear repeated over and over again on some sites – - – and most especially on some sites that I tend to view as rightward leaning.
First of all I don’t think it will ever happen because in 1951 The United States Congress passed and ratified The Twenty-Second Amendment to The Constitution limiting presidential terms to four years.
It would take a Constitutional Amendment to change what has already been passed into Law and I sincerely doubt that is ever going to happen.
I do remember some Right Wingers standing up at the beginning of the Iraq War making the suggestion that President George W. Bush be made president until the end of the war – - – but that suggestion was very short-lived and nothing ever came of it – - – thankfully!
Somewhere in the midst of some of the arguments I have heard from people who don’t particularly like the president – - – or perhaps “any” president for that matter – - – I often hear things being said like, “Enough is enough! All those who we have elected to lead us ever do is lie and it is getting old and people are tiring of it!” - – - (Or words to that effect.) – - -
It hasn’t been four hours since I wrote a blog post here on American Liberal Times saying that a lot of people have a lot of complaints about things that happen in America but that few of those who complain seem to me to ever have alternate answers to correct the things they seem to be complaining about.
Well now I am listening to the complaint that our leaders have a tendency to mislead us all and that people are getting tired of it – - – so my question becomes, “Alright I hear the complaint – - so what is the solution to the problem?”
Trust me, folks! I think I can stake everything I have ever said or believed on the fact that I see no way this president or any president is ever going to be a third termer – - – unless like I said before – - – there comes the day when The Congress gets together and passes a new amendment to The Constitution.
And the way our Congress seems to be working together for the common good of the nation these days – - – I really cannot see far enough down the road to predict when there might be enough cooperation in that August body once again to get anything as serious as a new amendment passed and ratified.
Yes – - – it is probably true that our President’s approval ratings are low right now. I guess that always happens in a second term and I do not think it is unique to The Obama Presidency.
Some of the greatest presidents in the history of America have experienced highs and lows in their popularity ratings and I don’t tend to think the fluctuations of the popularity ratings of a presidency during the second – - and final – - – term are all that significant – - – - except perhaps – - – to the “Haters.”
In my view – - – this president will probably go down in History as one of our greatest because of the great work he did in helping to save an economy the Righties had tanked – - – in getting us out of the unnecessary wars the Righties started over fictitious weapons of mass destruction – - – in brilliant international statesmanship that is recognized the world over by many nations – - – and in many other humanitarian areas as well.
Does anybody besides me remember that the International Community gave this president the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize?
Yes they did and here is the story – - – RIGHT HERE!
But like I said – - – I doubt sincerely – - – I am confident there will not be the third term the Righties seem to fear so much.
I am personally gratified that President Obama was able to get the second term some of the Righties wanted so desperately to deny to him – - – and of course they failed miserably in their aims and ambitions because the greater mass of The American People simply rejected their entire ideological package completely – - – totally – - – and out of hand!
But a third term?
I think not!
I would support it but I don’t think it will happen – - – but then – - – who am I and what do I know?