Constitution Pt. 43

Amendment XXII

Ratified February 27, 1951

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.

Look at the date this was ratified. It was passed by Congress on March 21, 1947. Perhaps FDR was not the big hero the media made him out to be. They just wanted to make sure no one was elected that many times ever again. Why do you suppose? The New Deal? 13 years of depression? Agghh! Probably nothing like that. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

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