Hillary Clinton violates the spirit of the Twenty Second Amendment

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    Hillary Clinton violates the spirit of the Twenty Second Amendment

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    Here is our Twenty Second Amendment:

    “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.”

    Some background on this Twenty Second Amendment. George Washington was our greatest president. Arguments can be made about who was the second greatest, but those who fully understand American history, know that Washington was the greatest, and the second greatest president is a distant second.

    Washington chose to only serve two terms. There were reasons for this, but the bottom line is that he retired after two terms. Up until 1940, all other presidents decided to honor Washington's two term idea. But in 1940, with WW2 on the brink for America, Franklin Roosevelt ran for a third term and won. Then he ran for a fourth term in 1944 during WW2 and won.

    Roosevelt suffered from the crippling effects of polio as a child, so he was never in really good physical health throughout his lifetime. However he persevered in his wheelchair and became a great leader. But because of ill health and the stress of wartime, he ran out of gas and died in April 1945 at the age of 63, less than a year into his fourth term. Looking at the old videos from that time of the Yalta Conference in February 1945, Roosevelt looks like 93 years old, and didn't appear to quite have all his complete mental faculties any longer.

    So, because of We The People not desiring anyone in America to have too much power over us, and realizing the stress of the presidency can have on an individual even in peacetime, the Twenty Second Amendment was passed by Congress in 1947, then ratified by the states in 1951.

    We got rid of a king in 1776, and certainly most Americans do not want a king or a queen occupying the White House. However, Hillary Clinton if she gets elected in November, clearly is violating the spirit of the Twenty Second Amendment. She knows this, but like most leftist politicians, she doesn't even care. Leftist leaders by their nature, always detest the current constitution of a country in which they have gained supreme power. They will then do what they can to alter or remove the current constitution, and create a new constitution that suits their leftist agenda.

    There have been two sons of presidents who have been elected president. Both sons did not involve their fathers in the running of their administration. However, Hillary Clinton has stated about her husband Bill Clinton who of course was a president that served the maximum two terms, quote;"my husband, who I will put in charge of revitalizing the economy 'cause he knows what he's doing."

    Is there really any question that Hillary is in violation of the spirit of the Twenty Second Amendment? Really, this point is not even debatable. Bill Clinton would be an active part of Hillary Clinton's presidency if she gets elected. First it will be as Hillary stated, and then who knows how far it will go? Bill Clinton eventually could conceivably have as much if not more power than Hillary herself, becoming a de facto third term president. Can you say king and queen in the White House?

    Of course with leftists such as Hillary, far left is always better, and extreme or radical far left is better still for her, but not better for America. Not for our Founding Fathers who despised having a king and queen rule over them. Also not for today's patriotic Americans who value their freedom and liberty, and the rule of law such as that document called The Constitution of the United States of America.

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