4 More Years

There are those who would like Obama to have the opportunity to be in office more than 8 years. I have oft said that the ominous thing about Obama being elected is that he’s too good to be a passing fad. If there is a desire for a great permanent reconstruction of our country into a more progressive, leftist, state it seems like such a waste for him to just pass away. He is the agent of change, one to usher in a new age. He can’t be over and done in a mere 8 years, he needs an FDR-like legacy at least. He is not the sort of candidate that is put forward prematurely. So, I am not at all surprised to hear news of a movement to repeal the 22nd amendment, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice”.

According to Examiner.com:

A resolution, H.J. Res. 5, was introduced into committee on January 6, 2009 which seeks to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, thus removing term limits for U.S. presidents.

(http://www.examiner.com/x-9345-Baltimore-County-Republican-Examiner~y2009m6d30-No-term-limit-for-President-Obama)

The President has already implicitly allied himself with life-long dictators. The Examiner continues,

“Shall we go the way of the Venezuelan dictatorship? Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and President Obama both expressed opposition to the recent ousting of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, calling it a coup, rather than a legal overthrow of a president who was violating Honduran law and attempting to change their constitution to permit him to stay in office indefinitely. The action had gone through the proper legal process, was voted on by the Honduran Supreme Court and Congress, and had the support of the majority of the people.”

President Zelaya, in Honduras, was ruled out of office by the Honduran courts, because of his unconstitutional attempt to stay in power. The courts and the military had President Zelaya arrested, in the name of their constitution and rule of law. Like in the US, Honduras has tried to maintain the law above the whims of humankind. The law is not bound in its rulers, but is above them, so that justice may reign (if the law is just). I always believe there is much more than meets the eye going on, especially in South America, and that the Chinese and Russians are likely manipulating many such events around the world. But from what we can tell, the courts did the just and proper thing. Obama, on the other hand, has condemned the “coup” and supports Zeleya’s unconstitutional attempt to rule. Funny, he is against meddling in others’ affairs in a situation like Iran, but he’s happy to meddle to defend a dictator. I’m not saying this to defend the opposition group in Honduras, beyond their legitimate desire to maintain the constitution. Anti-leftists don’t mean pro-western or pro-“democracy.” Like I said, there’s more than meets the eye. But the side Obama takes, is certainly interesting. 

Obama is in good company in distaste for term limits. We shouldn’t be at all surprised.

And, Obama may not even have to change the constitution.

Rush Limbaugh said the other day,

“He may not openly try to change the Constitution. But there might be this movement in the country from his ‘cult-like’ followers to support the notion that a democratically-elected leader who is ‘loved’ and ‘adored’ has carte blanche once elected — just serve as long as he wants because the people demand it, because the people want it, because the people love it.”

The only president to serve more than two terms was FDR, which the 22nd amendment was to protect against having happen again.

Hope for a change.

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~ by thelastinkling on July 5, 2009.

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