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February 20th, 2006

HJ 24 IH

I stumbled across this while looking for something else:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.J.RES.24.IH:

At first I thought it was surely some kind of practical joke or hoax...but no, it's apparently real. Representatives Hoyer, Berman, Sensenbrenner, Sabo, and Pallone really thought it a fine idea to repeal the 22nd Article of the U.S. Constitution. Y'know, the one that limits the President to two terms.

Why hasn't this been in the news? Why aren't people outraged? Is this some sort of bizarre joke?! I'm astonished that while the internet wits defend freedom of speech by nobly disagreeing with Holocaust denier David Irving's three-year prison sentence in Austria, they sit idly by and let this go on.

There's got to be some rationale for this that I'm missing. And I'm not even sure why I'm saying this, because I predicted it would happen five years ago.