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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1489
AUTHOR: Dwight David Eisenhower (1890–1969)
QUOTATION: But I believe this: by and large, the United States ought to be able to choose for its President anybody that it wants, regardless of the number of terms he has served. That is what I believe. Now, some people have said “You let him get enough power and this will lead toward a one-party government.” That, I don’t believe. I have got the utmost faith in the long-term common sense of the American people. Therefore, I don’t think there should be any inhibitions other than those that were in the 35-year age limit and so on. I think that was enough, myself.
ATTRIBUTION: President DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, answer to question seeking his views on limiting U.S. presidents to two terms, news conference, Washington, D.C., October 5, 1956.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956, p. 862.
SUBJECTS: Presidency