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Article VI of the Constitution requires that Members of the U.S. Congress be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution.
The president of the Senate or a surrogate administers the oath to newly elected or re-elected senators. The oath is required by the Constitution; the wording is prescribed by law and is as follows:
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I (name of member) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
Members-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives typically take the Oath of Office on the House Floor on the first day of a new Congress, immediately after the Speaker of the House has been elected and sworn in. The Speaker administers this oath:
“I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God” (5 U.S.C. §3331).
Now, why am I embarrassed by the Congress? It is that pesky United States Constitution. As you know, I fully support the Constitution of the United States of America. But do the 100 members of the United States Senate? What about the 435 members of the House of Representatives?
All 535 members have taken their applicable oaths of office and been sworn to their Constitutional Office and have agreed to do their duties. But how many of them are actually doing what is required of them? Most would probably say all, but, I beg to differ.
Members of Congress, both parties, are calling for the resignation or ouster of the Constitutionally Elected President of the United States of America. Some have called for his assassination. Some think that the Republican baseball team got what was coming to them. So saying that a member of congress deserved death. Is all this in accordance with their sworn duty to the Constitution?
Some members have called for the censure and elimination of white supremists, kkk, alt-right, American nazi’s etc. they say they have no rights? They are only hate groups. Are they correct in that? Here I go again, that pesky document called the Constitution. What does it have to say? Well in the first amendment it states that people have the right to “Peaceably Assemble” Now have the groups above been exercising that right? Have they been the haters during these assemblies? If they have been the aggressors in the recent skirmishes I may agree, but from what I have seen and heard, they have not.
Why are they not calling for the same thing for left wing hate groups like antifa, black lives matter, american communist party, council on american islamic relations (cair), muslim brotherhood, black panthers, etc. Have they not been the aggressors in these skirmishes?
What about the Police? Who have stood by while left wing hate group aggressors have beaten and assaulted conservative people with impunity? Think Charleston, Berkley, others and even at the inauguration of our Constitutionally Elected President of the United States.
What is the difference between the left wing violent hate groups and the right wing violent hate groups? I do not believe there is any fundamental difference. I do NOT agree with either of them, but I do support that pesky document and their rights to “Peaceably Assemble”. That does not mean they have the right to attack the other during their peaceable assembly.
Now as members of congress express their support for the left wing hate group attackers because they do not agree with the right wing position, they are violating their oath of office as either a Senator or Representative. If they do not want to SUPPORT AND DEFEND the Constitution from ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, maybe they should resign from their Constitutional Office so Americans can elect someone who will support and defend the Constitution.
The 100 Senators and 435 Representatives are the ones guilty of refusing to support and defend the Constitution. They are the true ENEMY OF THE CONSTITUTION. They are Domestic Enemies. If they refuse, maybe we should recall them all or have them removed from office by appropriate means and start all over.
Because of all this, I am embarrassed by the actions of 535 members of congress. Their actions bring great discredit on the United States of America.
Any further thoughts from my friends?
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