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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:45 AM

2. The unfortunate issue is

that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. And the longer one is in power, the more one will fight to stay in power.

For both Parliamentary and Presidential systems, there needs to be some type of limits and/or term eligibility rules to break some of this entrenchment. That is what prompted the 22nd Amendment here in the U.S. Had FDR not died in office at the beginning of his 4th term, he probably would have been elected to a 5th term (he was that popular) -

22nd Amendment
Amendment XXII
Section 1.


No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Section 2.

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 several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxxii

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