118th CONGRESS

1st Session

 

 

 

H. RES. 570

Proposing a constitutional amendment to the Twenty-Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States extinguishing presidential term limits and conferring life tenure on the President of the United States until resignation or death. 

 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES

 

January 9, 2023

 

Sponsored & Introduced By: Rep. Ian A. Medina (D-FL) 

 

RESOLUTION

Proposing a constitutional amendment to the Twenty-Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States extinguishing presidential term limits and conferring life tenure on the President of the United States until resignation or death. 

WHEREAS, the Executive deserves to enjoy life tenure in his office to combat political instability and constant regime change in government and politics; and

 

WHEREAS, the Judiciary has historically and long-enjoyed life tenure in their office in the United States, which has shown stability in government albeit rampant stagnation and corruption in jurisprudence; and

 

WHEREAS, the current administration has demonstrated a palpable and delectable commitment to the rule of law and administration of justice in their governance; and

 

WHEREAS, due to the current threat of Former President Donald John Trump regaining political power, which is rather unlikely, but to ensure that our democracy does not fail or retrograde back to the dark, grim, somber era of 2016-2020; and

 

WHEREAS, we are still grieving the violent and deadly assault on the U.S. Congress by Former President Donald John Trump and his white supremacist insurrectionists that made our country fragile and delicate to a sudden facist coup and a dangerous, intolerant and totalitarian regime in government; and

 

WHEREAS, the people of United States have shown good chemistry with President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in his administration of government where the people feel a sense of safety, security and tranquility; and

 

WHEREAS, the Biden Administration has conveyed a strong sense of competence in foreign policy because Ukraine is winning against Russia without American military directly fighting for Ukrainians; and

 

WHEREAS, our democracy now requires life tenure for the Executive Office of President of the United States and the Biden Administration has shown exemplary and impeccable conduct and decision-making aimed to stop discrimination and oppression of minorities caused by ignorance of the blind and deaf status quo who seek to imperil our democracy by their hate;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES—

 

Section 001. Extinguishment of Term Limits For President of the United States

This legislation hereby extinguishes term limits for office of the President of the United States.  

 

Section 100. Conferral of Life Tenure to President of the United States

 

This legislation hereby confers life tenure to the Executive Office of President of the United States. At the death of the President of the United States, the then Vice President of the United States will assume power until the next election year to hold national elections for President of the United States. If the then Vice President of the United States is dead or unable to take office as Interim President of the United States, the then Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives shall assume power as Interim President of the United States. 

 

Section 101. Purpose

 

The purpose of this legislation is to confer unto the President of the United States life tenure in his office of honor in the United States. 

 

Section 102. Legislative Authority

 

This legislation is made pursuant to the Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution of the United States, which reads: “The Congress  shall have Power . . . ] To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.” U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cl. 18 (2022). 

 

Section 103. Impeachment

 

This legislation does not change, alter, repeal or amend any constitutional amendment or federal law regarding impeachment of the President of the United States by the U.S. House of Representatives and trial in the U.S. Senate. The President of the United States shall remain subject to the impeachment powers expressly granted to the U.S. Congress. 

 

Section 104. No Inferred Rights, Privileges, Immunities And/Or Benefits

 

Nothing in this chapter shall be inferred to confer any rights, privileges, immunities and/or benefits, neither actually nor constructively to any person or entity except as expressed herein. 

 

Section 105. Reservation of all Rights, Privileges, Immunities And/Or Benefits

 

The Congress of the United States of America reserves all rights, privileges, immunities and/or benefits available at law regarding this legislation. 

 

Section 106. Subsequent Jurisprudence Barred By Political Question Doctrine 

 

Any case and/or controversy arising out of this legislation against any party is barred by political question doctrine. U.S. Const. art. III, § 2, c. 1. 

 

Section 107. Legislative Immunity

 

Any case and/or controversy arising out of this legislation against any member of Congress is barred by the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution of the United States of America. U.S. Const. art. I, § 6, c. 1. 

 

Section 108. Federal Preemption

 

This legislation hereby preempts the states and any cases/controversies arising in state government is preempted by the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution of the United States of America. U.S. Const. art. VI, c. 2. 

 

Section 109. Repeal of Old, Previous Legislation

 

Any state and/or federal legislation contrary to this legislation are hereby repealed, disused, voided and rendered invalid. Thus, this legislation shall replace the old, previous legislation that is in full force and effect. 

 

Section 110. Antagonistic Jurisprudence

 

Any antagonistic jurisprudence contrary to this legislation is hereby rendered moot, repealed, disused, voided and rendered invalid. Thus, this legislation shall replace the antagonistic jurisprudence that is in full force and effect.

 

Section 111. Subsequent Legislation

 

Any subsequent legislation, except a duly made amendment to this legislation by concurrence of a majority of each chamber of Congress, is of no valid force and effect. 

 

Sponsored By Rep. Ian A. Medina (D-FL): 01/09/2023

 

Passes U.S. House:

 

Passes U.S. Senate:

 

Sent To State Legislatures & Ratified by 3/4ths Vote: