Tags: obama | third | term | HJ-res-15

Obama Third-Term Rumor Sure To Build After 'H.J. Res. 15' Introduced

Monday, 07 Jan 2013 10:37 AM

By Michael Mullins

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The 22nd Amendment says “no person shall be elected to the office of the president more than twice,” so, conspiracy mutterings that President Barack Obama would probably seek a third term never got much traction before the November election. But the rumor will surely start to dog the president now that legislation has been proposed that would allow him yet another shot at the White House.

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., introduced a bill on Jan. 4, House Joint Resolution 15, that proposes adding “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.”

On constituent polling site Pop Vox, the measure currently has only 1 percent support of the 4,281 people weighing in on it. It's also not being supported by any advocacy groups.

Before Serrano's bill was introduced, MSNBC had called the three-term allegations "bizarre." That followed comments in November on the Alex Jones Radio show by prominent conservative investment advisor Porter Stansberry. Pointing to a booming oil industry and shale business, Stansberry said Obama would have an extra industrial edge that would propel him to another stint in the Oval Office.

"He's going to use all that power and leverage to propel himself into a third term," Stansberry said at the time.

Only one president has served more than two terms. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was 83 days into his fourth term when he died on April 12, 1945. Others before him, including Teddy Roosevelt, tried for a third term but lost.

The 22nd Amendment was passed in 1951.

As it's sure to be better known by conspiracists in coming days, "H.J. Res. 15" was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. This isn't the first time Serrano has tried to scrap the 22nd Amendment. He introduced H.J. Res. 5 back in 2009.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Passengers Push Plane on Icy Russian Runway (With Help of a Tractor)

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 20:45 PM

Passengers on a Russian plane got off to push the aircraft to help get it on the runway after it began slipping on ice i . . .

Bernie Tiede, Convicted Murderer Mortician, to Get New Sentencing

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 17:39 PM

Bernie Tiede, the mortician who was convicted of killing his companion Marjorie Nugent in 1996, will receive a new sente . . .

Chrysler Pentastar Logo Getting Phased Out With FCA Formation

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 15:51 PM

Chrysler's iconic Pentastar logo is being phased out as the company introduces a new logo in keeping with the newly form . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved