Military dictatorship more likely than Democrats repealing 22nd Amendment
May 11, 2013
Now that Benghazi appears to be destroying the political career of Hillary Clinton and taking air out of the Clinton dynasty, we are beginning to hear rumblings once again about a third Obama term.
Liberals unabashedly throw this prospect out every couple years. They try to get traction on the effort to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment limiting the president to two terms. Democrats pine for the days of FDR and his interminable presidency. If not for a cerebral hemorrhage, Roosevelt would have served an unprecedented fourth term. Republican nominee Thomas Dewey announced support of an amendment in 1944 limiting future presidents to two terms. The Twenty-second Amendment was passed in 1947 and ratified by the states in 1951.
George Washington did not seek a third term – he saw term limitation as a bulwark against monarchy – and Thomas Jefferson railed against the prospect of life-long presidents. In 1807 he wrote, “if some termination to the services of the chief Magistrate be not fixed by the Constitution, or supplied by practice, his office, nominally four years, will in fact become for life.” Madison and Monroe followed the two term limit, although later presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant and Woodrow Wilson, flirted with the idea.
New York Democrat Rep. Jose Serrano has once again floated an effort to kill the Twenty-second Amendment, undeterred by past failures stretching back to 1997. His bill has zero sponsors and is unlikely to go forward, but it reveals a dogged determination by Democrats and some Republicans – including one sold as a libertarian, Ronald Reagan – to install a president for life.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer back the idea. Former president Bill Clinton believes in a third, non-consecutive term. “I’ve always thought that should be the rule,” Clinton told MSNBC’s Morning Joe last November. “I think as a practical matter, you couldn’t apply this to anyone who has already served, but going forward, I personally believe that should be the rule.”
Fortunately, repealing the amendment will not be easy. It requires a vote by both houses of Congress and approval by three-fourths of the 50 states.
“America is certifiably insane, but that doesn’t make ‘we the people’ agree on much, and at least 48% of voters, based on the results of the last election, didn’t want Obama for a second term, much less for a lifetime,” writes Jim Karger.
Despite the apparent political impossibility, Democrats are scrambling to create a King Obama and install him for life so he can accomplish his neo-socialist dream – or rather the dream of his globalist handlers.
“President Obama has to weigh in if his next term will be enough, especially with the Republican majority in the House and obvious absence of an able successor to achieve his goals,” Sreedhar Pillai wrote for AOL’s Huffington Post following the last election. “Chances are he will see the need for a third term much like President Franklin Roosevelt before him” to accomplish his agenda – which is, of course, the agenda of the ruling elite who use neo-socialism as a hammer to control the masses and consolidate their power.
Liberals are remarkably naïve and seriously blinkered when it comes to understanding how the elite use socialist ideas to institute authoritarian control methods. Liberals and Democrats are pathetically oblivious to the indisputable fact that Obama has continued and intensified the agenda of his predecessor. The wars of globalist conquest continue and expand. More inflated funny money was shoveled out to banksters and the financial elite under Obama than under Bush as the establishment media sold the manufactured threat of an economic sword of Damocles taking down the nation. Obamacare stands as a testament on how a socialist idea – universal health care – can be turned into a nightmare control mechanism.
A third Obama term seems remote at this juncture. However, there are a number of “emergency” scenarios that would make it so.
Economic depression and a subsequent war – following the Federal Reserve pattern of the last century – would likely result in either a repeal of Twenty-second amendment or the imposition of a martial law decree making Barry ruler for life. The shadow government has well-developed plans on standby to suspend the Constitution and impose military rule, as Rep. Jack Brooks briefly revealed during the Iran-Contra hearings.
Emergency decrees require a standing army in order to be enforced. Under the fallacious war on terror, government has put in place a standing army and federally militarized police, supposedly to protect us from bad guys who never attack and never will. Posse Comitatus is a dead letter and FEMA and Continuity of Government mechanisms stand ready to convert America into a military dictatorship. The military actively plans for this inevitability now on a weekly basis with in-your-face training exercises that include mock strafing of urban traffic and invading high schools.
“Standing armies [are] inconsistent with [a people’s] freedom and subversive of their quiet,” Thomas Jefferson wrote a year before the Revolution. He later laminated that the Bill of Rights does not provide “clearly and without the aid of sophisms for… protection against standing armies.”
Democrats may not be able to win back the House of Representatives and continue their hold on the Senate, repeal the Twenty-second Amendment and crown a King Barry for life.
They may, however, realize their authoritarian dreams through war and economic depression. In fact, this path seems more likely than the states ever deciding to install for life one of the most unpopular presidents in modern history.