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keepin-it-real
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FlyBoysGirl90
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Shouldn't presidents be president as long as long as people vote for them?

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Started: 10/19/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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keepin-it-real

Pro

Barack Obama should be president longer. Mr.Barack should not have a limit on how long he should be president. If people still want him to be president then he should be president. I know people will vote for him. He said it himself If he could run again he would be elected. I totally agree with that. Personally i don't anyone that wouldn't vote for him. Even though some of his choices weren't the best he is still a great president. The Barack family shouldn't be going anywhere. I love them.
FlyBoysGirl90

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According to the twenty second amendment of the US constitution a president cannot serve more than two terms. So it would be ILLEGAL for him to remain president. This amendment was created for a purpose. It helps preserve America"s democracy. It allows for new ideas and keeps one man from having too much power. While there are situations where a longer presidency might be advantageous, keeping a president just because he is you love him, is not one. Politics was never meant to be a career.
Debate Round No. 1
keepin-it-real

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FlyBoysGirl90

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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.

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Debate Round No. 2
keepin-it-real

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Debate Round No. 3
keepin-it-real

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keepin-it-real

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FlyBoysGirl90

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Posted by Peepette 1 year ago
Peepette
The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution passed in 1951 states that no person can exceed two terms as President. If the Presidency is obtained through a vacancy by the Vice President, he/she can seek a second term only if in office for two years or less. Prior to this amendment only FDR ran and was elected for a third term. For the most part before the 22nd Amendment, it was a matter of unwritten professional decorum for a sitting president not to seek a third term. This was initially established by George Washington. He felt there would be an appearance of seeking excessive power as a government official and to do so would give an appearance of unseemly ambition.
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