The Xxii Amendment Of The U.s. Constitution Essay

710 Words Jun 15th, 2015 3 Pages
Resolved: The XXII Amendment of the U.S. Constitution should be repealed.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” (U.S. Constitution Preamble)

“We the People”

This Democratic Republic was established “of the people, by the people, for the people.”(1) At the time this government was established, it was a radical change from the governments that preceded it. We the people of the U.S. are to have a voice. We are to be able to elect our own representatives. Our Congress and our president are subject to our approval given via voting. Contrary to the tyrannical governments of history, the United States, “we the people,” are intended to have the sovereignty and power to govern ourselves.

Sovereignty and the power of voting

As indicated above, one fundamental way that we exercise our sovereignty is through voting. The only way a President is ever re-elected is if he is able to win and maintain the peoples support. This shows definitively that if a President is able to consistently gain the support of the people, resulting in his re-election, then the people through their sovereignty have determined the President should stay in this office. Clearly this would be a demonstration of the desires…

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