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Joy - 2003-04-12 23:40:59
Well isn't that just scary. . .Who is this Mr. Serrano anyway? Anywho, my husband is convinced that it will never pass. He says that there is no reason for any one man to serve as head of this country for a whole decade, let alone more. Odd that the man who first suggested it died in office, eh? And he was the only pres. to serve more than two terms. Ok, laters!
Lori - 2003-04-13 00:21:45
Surprisingly enough, Serrano is a Democrat from New York. Check out the update. There is a second resolution with even more sponsors. I have no clue what the heck is going on. Someone in a chat room that I frequent said this was to try to get Clinton re-elected. I don't know. Maybe it is to help Bush, maybe it is to help a future Democratic president? It just doesn't make any sense to me.
Nadia - 2003-04-13 07:45:47
Well we would have to elect that person into office every 4 years, correct? If not, I'm moving to Canada where their freedom isn't being taken away piece by piece!
Pandionna - 2003-04-13 12:08:23
You know what? If the American public is dumb enough to keep electing someone like George Bush, America deserves what it gets. If the thought of another King George doesn't shake Americans out of their complacency, nothing will. And I hear Paris is lovely in the spring.
Lori - 2003-04-13 12:24:05
Nadia...yes, we would still have to elect whomever ever time...however, most states are switching over to those blackbox voting machines (built by a republican-based company nonetheless) and there will be no paper trail. Check out when you get a chance. It has a lot of information about vote-tampering.
jessica lovejoy - 2003-04-13 12:24:09
Yikes, stripes. I hope you don't mind if I link to this in my diary- I simply can't believe this is flying in under the radar...oh wait, Sure I believe it. Every other piece o' bull Dubya force-feeds us has managed to sneak in unchallenged. Now, can I count on y'all to join my anti-Chalabi demonstrations? (btw, found you via the banner)
Lori - 2003-04-13 12:31:02
What is even scarier is that the second resolution, sent in Feb., has both Democratic and Republican backers. Five of the seven are Democrats, 2 are Republicans. This really has me concerned. Jessica - by all means, link away :)
Windy - 2003-04-13 21:19:21
Um, Lori, I can't find the second resolution. I looked for a link, but I didn't see one, and I don't think I'm just missing it, since they show up in green. And yes, this whole thing is scary and absurd and definitely NOT a good idea, no matter how you feel about Bush.
Lori - 2003-04-13 21:56:55
You will have to go to and put the resolution H.J.RES.25 in the search. It wouldn't hold the search so that I could paste it in the diary.
Marie - 2003-04-14 16:09:18
Nadia, if you want to go live in a socialist country, by all means, pack and go to canada, no one will miss you, in fact, we will pay for you ticket. unless of course, your comment was just another empty threat you don't plan on backing up. and by the by, our freedoms are not being taken away. just because you disagree with someone doesn't mean he took away your freedom. dumb child.
BossyBoy - 2003-04-14 16:18:14
GOOD!!!! Cause I am afraid to live in a country with a President that isn't strong enough to keep us safe. I am afraid to live in a country where I have to check the terror alert before going anywhere. I am afraid to live in a country with a President that appeases dictators until they are powerful enough to inflict mass casualties upon us. I do not want to live in a country with a President who refuses to do what is neccessary to preserve our freedoms and protect our national security. and i do not want to live in a country in which I have to worry for my childrens futures, and worry that my children will have to worry about terrorism and carry gas masks, i do not want to continue worrying about my young cousins and relatives, some of whom have nightmares about terrorists, and worry that they will grow up in a world of terrorist alerts and fear. Clinton couldn't get the job done, he was too busy having sex while the rest of the world laughed at us for electing such a man, he wasn't a horrible president, but he wasn't great either. and he didnt finish the job when he bombed Iraq. He left it for Bush to finish, and Bush is willing, and truly believes he is doing the right thing for all of us and our safety, which is what he truly cares about. Remember, the last time France asked for more proof, it rolled through Paris waving a German flag.
Windy - 2003-04-14 16:55:38
BossyBoy, go tell that to the Iraqis, who have to live in such a country. Go tell it to the Afghanis, and the Israelis, and many of the Arab peoples, who live with many of those fears every day. I don't think you'll get much sympathy. When you've had to live like that, then you can rightfully complain about it.
BossyBoy - 2003-04-14 18:43:43
shut up Windy. I am not asking for sympathy. and thanks to us, the Iraqis and Afghanis don't have to live that way anymore. And we would have to live like that if the President had just appeased Saddam like the last one did and didn't do anything about it and let him attack us. I want a President who is willing to do things for our safety so that we won't have to live like that.I said I am glad I have a president that is willing to fight to prevent the people from having to have those fears and i fear having a president who stands around and does nothing. next time please make sure you understand what you read before replying.
Windy - 2003-04-14 18:55:28
I understand just fine. And telling me to shut up is immature and childish. Would you be so supportive of this resolution if it had been proposed while Clinton was in office? What if it passes, and a president you don't like gets elected, and re-elected, and again, and again... Do you see where I am going with this? This repeal would not just apply to the president you like; it would apply to ALL of them in the future. I don't trust anyone with that kind of power for that long, even a president that I voted for, and yes, I did vote for Bush. And in specific response to your last comment, the Iraqis are still living in terror and will be until the war is over. And while the end may be in sight, it is not over yet.
BossyBoy - 2003-04-14 19:19:30
no they are not living in terror. and the President would only be in power if the people kept on voting for him, and they would not vote for someone that the majority hated. and i never said i neccessarily supported the repeal
Windy - 2003-04-14 19:31:31
The majority did not necessarily hate Clinton. The President doesn't have to be hated to be corrupt. As far of your statement of support or lack thereof, your initial comment contained the exclamation "GOOD!" as the very start of the post. If you did not wish it inferred that you support the repeal, then please try to make your statements more clear. As far as the Iraqis living in terror, I think any people whose country is in the middle of a war would be living in terror.

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