Observations of the American Republic

American Voice 1

Things the Poloticians dont tell you

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After reading the article by Drew Zahn of World Net Daily it is the opinion of this writer that changing our Constitution is not the right thing to do. Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., earlier this month introduced the bill, H. J. Res. 5 which proposes to amend our Constitution in relation to the term limits set for the President of the United States. H.J. Res. 5 would if passed eliminate presidential term limits opening a door to long term rule by one person or party. Reminisce of a Monarchy or worse.

George Washington set the example for others to follow and Thomas Jefferson agreed in 1805 he suggested an amendment to our Constitution reflecting the limit… one hundred and forty two years later the 22nd amendment was established and in 1951. This is not the first time a repeal of the 22nd amendment has been attempted; in 2003 Rep. Serrano introduced a bill proposing a repeal of the 22nd amendment and in 1987 Rep. Earl Michner proposed a repeal of the 22nd amendment. The questions we should be asking as American Citizens are … What are the motives of these people for the change? Why change what has worked for over two hundred years.

As American Citizens we must remember America is a Constitutional Republic and not a Democracy as those in power would like us to believe. The powers of our elected officials are set forth and limited by our Constitution for a reason we need to watchful of those who may desire a change for the gain of power.

United We Stand and Divided We Fall the choice is yours to make….

Blessings AV1

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Written by americanvoice1

January 23, 2009 at 6:47 PM

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  1. I have a bit of a different take on the term limits issue. Some time ago I worked feverishly in favor of having term limits in Colorado. We won, and quite a few bad apples (IMO) were forced from office, and good riddance to them.

    However, after a while the excellent legislators that had been put into office had to leave. Guess what? I then realized that what I had worked so hard for had backfired on me. I now could not vote for the person that I wanted to be in office. I had lessened liberty, in order to save it in effect. So now, I am against term limits as a philosophical ethic.

    I also believe that our Constitutional Republic would be best served by expanding freedom and liberty, not by imposing more restrictions. I fear that the current administration will be passing even more burdensome laws upon us that will further erode this great nation. Now, with the entire executive and legislative branches of government in the hands of socialist’s we very well may fall into the clutches of democracy, or, mob rule.

    Patrick Sperry

    January 28, 2009 at 4:12 PM


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