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The Federalist Paper no72 1What argument does Hamilton give against limiting the number of times a person may be elected president Hamilton argued that the longer a chief magistrate serves in office the more stable the system of leadership becomes For the duration of a presidents administration he will generally have the same tendencies in his approach to dealing with political issues The people become accustomed and comfortable to a mans system of governing The chief magistrate also becomes experienced from his years in office enabling him to better administrate the government There are fewer surprises and the leader is more confident and seasoned over time Hamilton also pointed out that if a man is successful in office why should he not be reelected Hamilton felt that if an administration was conducted efficiently and for the welfare of the people it should be perpetuated Another argument for unlimited reelection Hamilton wrote was that men tend to put forth more effort and exertion when the possibility of payoff exists If a president is in his seventh year of office and he knows that he cannot serve more than eight he will be less likely to crusade until the end for the good of the people If however he knows that his efforts could possibly be compensated by reelection he will be more likely to travail and facilitate his country favorably Recognition is a powerful incentive that motivates men to achieve their highest degree of success 2What could have been one of the arguments used by those who proposed the 22ndAmendment The 22nd Amendment was proposed to limit the number of terms a president could serve One argument that could have been used in support of the proposition was that unlimited reelection could result in dictatorship or too strong of a central government The people feared a strong government because they were concerned that they would lose their freedom
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