Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro have declared themselves to be “Presidents for Life.” Venezuela’s constitution once had term limits on the presidency. Because of a 2009 referendum, Chavez can run indefinitely. Now it seems that Rep. José E. Serrano (D-NY) wants President Obama as President for Life.
Rep. Serrano, New York Democrat, wants President Obama to be able to run for a third presidential term. I suspect that if Obama gets a third term, Serrano will push for a fourth and a fifth. Serrano wants a Hugo Chavez-type of government in the United States.
In order for President Obama to run for a third term, the Constitution would have to be amended. With the way the last election went, it might just happen.
Rep. Serrano understands the constitutional hurdle, so he is “proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.”
Serrano represents a district that is heavily socialistic, radically dependent on wealth distribution like that of Venezuela. There’s nothing left to redistribute in Cuba after more than 50 years of Communism.
In 1990, Serrano won a special election for the seat vacated by resigning U.S. Congressman Robert García with 92% of the vote. He has never won re-election with less than 92% of the vote, in what is considered one of the safest seats in Congress. His district consists of Chavez-type voters who want to maintain a Chavez-type government. Serrano has used his governmental office, in violation of his constitutional oath, to rob tax payers.
“A member of the Progressive Caucus, he is widely regarded as one of the most Progressive [i.e., Liberal] members of Congress. He has been questioned about his pork barrel spending by some fiscal conservative members of Congress. Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake once said of Serrano’s $150,000 earmark to repair the roof at the city-owned Arthur Avenue Market (a historic indoor produce and prepared food market in the Bronx’s ‘Little Italy’), ‘I would argue this is one Cannoli the taxpayer doesn’t want to take a bite of.’ Serrano replied to Flake, ‘The more you get up on these, sir, the more I realize that you do not know what you are talking about. I make no excuses about the fact that I earmark dollars to go in the poorest congressional district in the nation, which is situated in the richest city on earth.’”
Spoken like a proud and dutiful Chavezian.
What Serrano was actually saying is that he makes no excuse for voting to steal money from tax payers so he can give it to non-tax payers so he can stay in power at the expense of more tax payers.
Serrano knows that he is only one vote among 435 in the House of Representatives. He also knows that if President Obama gets in for another term that America will move farther to the Left. We might even see the nationalization of private businesses, especially in the energy sector. We’re already seeing a move to limit the freedoms of the Second Amendment. The list goes on and on.