Can Obama Serve Another Term?


I have heard from time to time that there are people in America who believe Obama is going to try to run for another term as President. I could see the theory flames being stoked this weekend as Obama invoked the “cut it out” gesture, slicing his hand in front of his neck while a small crowd at a Princeton basketball game cheered, “Four more years! Four more years!”

The last president to embark on a third term was the philanderer Franklin D. Roosevelt.  I can understand why, when “free” unconstitutional programs of the federal government created during his presidency were helping out so many people.

In his 1944 annual address to Congress, Roosevelt created a second Bill of Rights under which, “a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all…Among these are:

“We have accepted, the right to a useful and remunerative job…

“The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation…

“The right of every family to a decent home…

“The right to adequate medical care…

“The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment…

“The right to a good education.

“All these rights spell security.”

For this generation of college goers - most of whom have been taught revisionist history and who have not faced the “real world” where college loans are paid by the government, and federally funded unconstitutional mandates have to be paid back by them and their children’s children - a great basketball game and “free college” is enough to buy their vote.

Many Caesars gave people bread for their tummies and games for their lust of entertainment.  While they were diverted their destiny as a nation was forever altered and eventually stolen.

George Washington started the 2-term tradition, as it was not unconstitutional at that time to serve more than two terms. FDR was the first president to break tradition by running for a third term.

Though Obama may enjoy the thought of another four years, I have not mentally owned that this will happen, or that it can be a possibility.

Not considering the amount of unconstitutional things this President has done, can Obama serve another term as President?  The answer is no; not without doing it criminally and it is evidenced in the definitive language of the Constitution’s 22nd Amendment, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.”

America, there is no second Bill of Rights. And it depends on you and your children to make sure the law of America is not altered.

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  • Chuck Anziulewicz

    I DO remember, when Ronald Reagan was nearing the end of his second term in office, hearing people in one of his audiences chanting, “Four more years! Four more years!”

    But NO, President Obama cannot serve another consecutive term without a repeal of the 22nd Amendment, and that is EXTREMELY unlikely to happen.

    • Bob Ellis

      I was overseas during the waning years of Reagan’s second term, so I probably missed that.

      I think people are concerned over Barack Obama trying to usurp a third term because of his pattern of lawless contempt for the Constitution and the rule of law. When we see the kind of brazen contempt for the rule of law we’ve seen from this president (and the gutless reticence of the “Republican” Party to do anything about it), people rightly wonder what new and fresh laws he may decide to break.

      • DCM7

        Excellent assessment!

      • Chuck Anziulewicz

        If President Obama is breaking the law, why aren’t the Republicans in Congress having him arrested?

        • Bob Ellis

          Good question (and a sad state that I already pointed out). It’s pretty clear that there can only be one of two answers: (1) they are simply too gutless, afraid of being called names by the Left, or (2) they secretly agree with his lawless aims.

          Given what we’ve seen of the “Republican” Party in recent years, either answer is just as likely.