ErikLaurence wrote:The people cannot impose term limits at the federal level. It would require amending article 1 section 3 of the Constitution. To amend the Constitution requires the votes of 2/3rds of both the house and the senate (in addition of passage by 3/4ers of the states).
Funny...The people managed in 1947....Why not now?
Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution
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The Twenty-second Amendment (Amendment XXII) of the United States Constitution sets a term limit for the President of the United States. The United States Congress passed the amendment on March 21, 1947. It was ratified by the requisite number of states on February 27, 1951.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served from 1933 to 1945, is the only president elected to more than two terms. Under the 22nd amendment it would be possible for a president to serve two full four-year terms after having assumed the Presidency by means other than election for a duration of up to two years. However, no president besides Roosevelt has ever served more than eight years.