President Donald Trump once joked about becoming the lifetime President of the United States, in a quip that sent liberals into a frenzy of horror at the mere thought.
“He’s now president for life. President for life. And he’s great,” Trump said of Chinese ruler Xi Jinping, “I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot someday.”
Although Trump was clearly joking, maybe he shouldn’t be. The US Republic is in tatters. The deep state is holding the American system hostage. And until we can get these problems under control, perhaps democracy must be put on hold. We might have to stall democracy in order to save it.
Developments in Egypt could be replicated in the US. They are on the cusp of amending their constitution to strengthen their beloved President. The Jerusalem Post reports on Egypt working to lengthen the presidency of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
“Constitutional amendments proposed by Egyptian lawmakers would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power for up to 12 years beyond his current term and boost his control of the judiciary, according to a draft seen by Reuters.
The proposed amendments were submitted to the speaker of parliament on Sunday. Any changes need approval by two-thirds of parliament members, followed by a referendum.
Sisi, a former general, ousted President Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013 after mass protests against his rule and was elected president the following year.
In recent months, speculation has been building that his supporters would seek to amend a constitutional clause according to which he should step down at the end of his second four-year term in 2022.
The amendments submitted on Sunday include an extension of the presidential term to six years from four in article 140 of the constitution, and a “transitional” clause that would reset the clock, potentially allowing Sisi to stay in power until 2034.
“After the expiry of his current term, the President of the Republic may run again in accordance to the amended article 140,” the draft clause says.”
Article V of the US Constitution allows the states to amend the Constitution without even consulting the national congress.
“Two-thirds (34) of the states pass an application for a convention to propose amendments, then the states choose their delegates, and whatever amendments are passed at that convention by the states still need to be ratified by the same process as any congressional amendment,” expert Michael Farris wrote in a National Review column.
The means are available for right-wingers in America to amend the Constitution in order to make Trump a lifetime President. This may be the only way to Make America Great Again. Do you have the balls to make it happen, or do you worship the false god of democracy? Sack up, patriots! We are never going to get sick of winning!