Fiddling With The Constitution To Eviscerate Term Limitations On The Presidency…Why?? Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Those who prefer to keep their head in the sand will pooh pooh any proposition the U.S. is heading towards a tyranny. In fact, the notion is so painful that they dismiss it out of hand. Fantastical on its face.

And while this American-Israeli patriot would rather it be untrue, it is what it is. This is one of the reasons why the blog is dedicated to Conservative ethos (as well as Zionist ideals), understanding full well the intrinsic place the Constitution has in America’s way of life and its future well being. Western civilization’s too.

That being said, it has never been an exercise in Presidential bashing to tar the Commander-in-Chief with this moniker or that. Quite the opposite. He has earned his stripes all on his own, and his surrogates deserve their comeuppance. All in due time.

It would take too many pages to re-support said thesis, yet these links should provide its basis. Follow them carefully.

For authentic revolutionaries do what they do best; they grab all power centers to amass total control – . Nothing new under the sun.

But to bring the point home, look no further than to those who support Barack HUSSEIN Obama – vile creatures who are similarly imbued –

And pay rapt attention to what DHS does, in tandem with Valerie Jarrett – .. but ignore what they say. Tyrants never tell the truth.

Alas, trust your “lying eyes” – ….if it looks like a socialist/Marxist/communist plan, gosh darn, it is!

Sit down for this one…don’t want to be responsible for anyone keeling over.

H.J. Res. 15 -“Proposing 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.113th Congress (2013-2014)

Overview: House Joint Resolution

Sponsor: Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] (Introduced 01/04/2013)
Cosponsors: 0
Latest Action: 01/04/2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Major Recorded Votes: There are no Roll Call votes for this bill

Status of Legislation:

This bill has the status {.Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law

                            January 4, 2013

   Mr. Serrano introduced the following joint resolution; which was 
               referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


                            JOINT RESOLUTION

  Proposing 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.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House 
concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an 
amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be 
valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when 
ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States 
within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:


    ``The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the 
United States is hereby repealed.''.

Harping on the regimes’s push towards TOTAL control has not been an exercise in futility, nor one of hyperbole. For at the same time that they attempt to create a putsch, through unlimited Presidential reign of power, they are grabbing for America’s legal guns. Why would they do this, other than to eviscerate the Second Amendment, in expectation of repealing the twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution. A + B…1 + 2…..

‘White House weighs broad gun-control agenda in wake of Newtown shootings’

By , Published: January 5

The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions.

A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, the sources said.

To sell such changes, the White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses. White House aides have also been in regular contact with advisers to New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), an outspoken gun-control advocate who could emerge as a powerful surrogate for the Obama administration’s agenda.

The Biden group, formed last month after the massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults, plans to submit a package of recommendations to President Obama this month. Once Obama’s proposals are set, he plans to lead a public-relations offensive to generate popular support.

“They are very clearly committed to looking at this issue comprehensively,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, who has been involved in the discussions. The proposals under consideration, he added, are “a deeper exploration than just the assault-weapons ban.”

The gun-control push is just one part of an ambitious political agenda that Obama has pledged to pursue after his decisive reelection victory in November, including comprehensive immigration reform, climate-change legislation and long-term deficit reduction. Obama also faces a reshuffling of his Cabinet, and a looming debate over the nation’s debt ceiling that will compete for his time and attention in the coming months.

Seeking expansive mandate

In addition to potential legislative proposals, Biden’s group has expanded its focus to include measures that would not need congressional approval and could be quickly implemented by executive action, according to interest-group leaders who have discussed options with Biden and key Cabinet secretaries. Possibilities include changes to federal mental-health programs and modernization of gun-tracking efforts by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

“Simply coming up with one or two aspects of it really falls short of the magnitude of the gun issue in the country,” said Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum.

Wexler was among a dozen law enforcement leaders who met with Biden and other administration leaders in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The Dec. 20 summit, which stretched an hour beyond an allotted one hour, included Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Biden “wanted to talk to us about the assault-weapons ban, automatic weapons, high-capacity magazines,” said Hennepin County (Minn.) Sheriff Richard Stanek, president of the Major County Sheriffs’ Association.

The vice president said the White House group would consider a variety of proposals — from requiring background checks for all gun buyers to creating a new database that would allow the ATF to track all gun sales, according to participants.

Stanek said the meeting also included significant discussion of mental-health issues, violence in video games and movies, and the poor quality of information contained in databases used to conduct criminal background checks before issuing gun permits.

Some of the options the administration is considering may not ultimately be included in Obama’s package. A White House spokesman said Biden’s group was in the midst of its review and has made no decisions on its final recommendations.

The White House is also developing strategies to navigate the rocky and emotionally fraught terrain of gun politics once final policy decisions are made. The administration is quietly talking with a diverse array of interest groups, including religious leaders, mental-health professionals and hunters, to build as broad a coalition as possible, those involved in the discussions said.

The president is expected to face fierce opposition from the NRA and its allies in Congress, including most Republicans and some Democrats.

But Biden signaled to those involved in the policy discussions that the White House is not afraid of taking on the NRA, the nation’s largest gun rights group. At the Dec. 20 meeting, according to Stanek, when one law enforcement leader suggested focusing on only the most popular proposals, Biden responded: “Look, what I’m asking you for is your candid opinion and ideas about extreme gun violence. Leave the politics to the president. That’s our job with Congress.”

NRA officials declined a request for comment. In response to the shooting in Newtown, Wayne LaPierre, the group’s executive vice president, called for installing armed police officers in every school.

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said at a news conference Dec. 21.

One potential strategy would be to win support for specific measures from interest groups that are normally aligned with the NRA, according to one person who works closely with the administration on gun-related issues and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the issue’s sensitivity.

For instance, this person suggested, Wal-Mart and other major gun retailers may have an incentive to support closing a loophole that allows people to bypass background checks if they purchase firearms at gun shows or through other types of private sales. That could result in more people buying guns in retail stores.

Timing is imperative

Obama’s advisers have calculated that the longer they wait, the more distance there is from the Newtown massacre and the greater the risk that the bipartisan political will to tackle gun violence will dissipate.

“This is not something that I will be putting off,” Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview broadcast last Sunday.

At the White House meeting, Stanek said, “the vice president indicated that there was a very short timeline for him to get back to the president with his recommendations because the American public has a short memory.”

Already, three weeks after the Newtown shooting, gun-control advocates are growing impatient with a legislative process that is just beginning.

“As we get involved in these ad nauseam debates over the Second Amendment, our children are still at risk,” said Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. “Debating is not the action verb we need to protect our children.”

With the start of the 113th Congress last week, several lawmakers filed bills to address gun violence. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who co-wrote a 1994 assault-weapons ban that expired in 2004, plans to introduce legislation this month that would ban the sale or manufacture of about 120 firearms, including semiautomatic rifles and military-style handguns, as well as ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds.

The expired federal assault-weapons ban prohibited the manufacturing of 19 models of semiautomatic guns classified as assault weapons, including certain rifles and shot guns. The law also banned ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. But it did not ban the sale of previously manufactured assault weapons or high-capacity magazines.

Since the law’s sunset, efforts in Congress over the past decade to reinstate the ban have faced stiff opposition from the NRA and the firearms industry and have never passed.

Adler, who has submitted recommendations to Biden’s group, said he has told administration officials that they need to pursue multiple measures to increase their chances of success.

“We can’t put all our protection-effort eggs in one basket with one piece of legislation,” he said. “We’ve got to do more than that.” 

Dear readers, do you really think harping on the Radical-in-Chief’s (and his surrogates) grab for tyranny is non-supportable and conspiracy-laden?

Didn’t think so.

10 thoughts on “Fiddling With The Constitution To Eviscerate Term Limitations On The Presidency…Why?? Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

  1. Check Article V of the US Constitution: “The Congress,whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived if its equal Suffrage in the Senate.” [punctuation and capitals in the original.]

    What this means is that there are basically two ways to change the US Constitution.
    1. The US Congress can approve by a 2/3 majority (2/3 in House and 2/3 in Senate) an Amendment which is sent directly to the states for ratification. The president does not sign the proposed Amendment.
    2. Two thirds of the state legislatures ask Congress to call a national convention for amending the Constitution.
    Approval of any amendment requires approval of 3/4 of state legislatures or of conventions in 3/4 of the states.

    Our Founding Fathers made it deliberately difficult to change the Constitution. They were aware that mob sentiment, which we have right now about several issues including guns, will wax and wane over time. They wanted to protect the Constitution against precipitate changes with unintended consequences. There is no “deeming” the Constitution changed by Congress or the president. The legislatures of the states or the constitutional conventions of the states have the final say.

  2. A complete socialist/fascist takeover will begin slowly with statist policies that move the pendulum towards authoritarian control. Once enough instituations are subsumed into the systemic apparatus then the move toward socialism increases in speed until the last vestiges of the old system (the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate) are overturned, coopted and rerendered. Are we in the early stages of such a process? Probably, but there’s a long way to go yet before we can say that the process is unstoppable. It seems that mass action will be needed – soon. Question: when will we do something tangible about it – unified as freedom loving people/s?

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