Sen. DeMint Proposes Term Limits, Otherwise Known as the ‘No Chance In Hell’ Amendment

I’m calling this the “No chance in hell amendment,” because expecting two-thirds of that collection of leechy lifers in Congress to sign off on term limits is like handing your dog scissors and asking him if he’d mind neutering himself:

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) introduced an amendment to the United States Constitution Tuesday that would apply term limits to all members of Congress.

DeMint’s proposed amendment would restrict House members to three terms and Senators to two terms in office. The amendment is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), and Sam Brownback (R-Kansas).

As an amendment to the Constitution, the measure would require a two-thirds majority vote approval in the House and Senate and would have to be ratified by three-fourths of the states.

The second mistake is that proposing an amendment to a document that the majority of Congress doesn’t think matters anymore will only earn you Nancy Pelosi’s stock answer when it comes to constitutional issues: “Are you serious?”

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