Single Six-year Term for President: Hearing, Ninety-second Congress, First Session, on S.J. Res. 77 ...


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Página 22 - limits the President to two terms regards the substance and not the form, and under no circumstances will I be a candidate for or accept another nomination. Source : H. Rept. 885, 62d Congress, 2d session, pp. 7-8. Note : The following commentary has been made on the above statement— This totally unnecessary voluntary statement prevented Roosevelt from accepting
Página 155 - strict regard to all the considerations , appertaining to the relations which bind a dutiful citizen to his country; and that in withdrawing the tender of service, which silence In my situation might Imply, I am
Página 159 - When a man says at breakfast In the morning, 'The wise custom which, In consideration of the public health, forbids one In my position to set a harmful example by partaking of more coffee regards the substance and not the form, "and under no circumstances will I seek or accept another cup.'
Página 155 - by no diminution of zeal for your future Interest, no deficiency of grateful respect for your past kindness, but am supported by a full conviction that the step is compatible with both.
Página 3 - Sec. 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress." The Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service,
Página 155 - For our country's sake, for the sake of republican liberty, It Is our earnest wish that your example may be the guide of your successors, and thus, after being the ornament and safeguard of the present age, become the patrimony of our descendants." Both addresses were voted unanimously. The great precedent was made by the most illustrious man of
Página 153 - article , went to the committee on detail and was subsequently reported back In these words: " The executive power of the United States shall be vested in a single person. His style shall be ' President of the United States,
Página 161 - opportunity being present, and nothing left to be done In the way of building up, he would set boldly to the task of pulling down." Such an one has sprung up and Is now appealing to the mob. We anticipate the consequences of his audacious action with the utmost complacency. Betrayal of a friend might be overlooked.
Página 167 - felt duty-driven to resolve, by a vote of 234 to 18, that departure from the two-term tradition would be "unwise, unpatriotic and fraught with peril to our free Institutions." Theodore Roosevelt, like Grant before him and Calvin
Página 153 - His Excellency.' He shall be elected by ballot by the legislature. He shall hold his office during a term of seven years; but shall not be elected a second time.

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