November 18, 2009

The Twenty Second Amendment.

Section 1. 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 the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the 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.

Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress.

The twenty second amendment essentially limits the president to two terms or 10 years. If something happens to the president, the vice president will take over the job as president and continue on the previous president's term-- a new one will not be started for him. This is a great amendment because it ensures that a president cannot continue on for fifty years and that there is always a chance for a fresh perspective to come into the white house.

Basically, I just thought this video was hilarious because the video maker obviously does not know much about the twenty second amendment and actually thinks that statement from Barack Obama means he is thinking of abolishing the twenty second amendment, HAH!

This is just a simple straight to the point explanation of the twenty second amendment by an attorney.