The Oath to "Preserve, Protect, and Defend the Constitution"? - A-equals-A.com
 
Our elected federal officials are failing miserably in performing the single most important responsibility with which the American people have entrusted to them; to "... preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

According to Article 2, Section 8 of the United States Constitution:

Before [the President] enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Judging by recent history, this has obviously become a meaningless facade.

I ask: Why do we still go through the charade of having our presidents take the Presidential Oath if they are not expected to follow it in action?
 
We are obviously not instilling any level of accountability to this position because a new violator of the Oath assumes the role every four to eight years.

What about the blatant disregard for the Constitution in Congress? They take a similar oath as the president. Section 3, Article 6 says, “Senators and Representatives... shall be bound by Oath to support this Constitution.”

Senators and Representatives pledge to follow the Constitution, yet current members of Congress literally laugh at the task of upholding the Constitution

The government works for us. It can only exist with our consent. When the government rules by the whims of those in power and not by the written law of the people, it is time for the people to remove our sanction of this illegitimate power. The government has no power unless we expressly grant it (by our action or inaction).

Individuals live by right. Governments operate by permission. Individuals have the right to take any action whatsoever that is not restricted by objective law. Governments have no right to take any action unless explicitly granted to them by the people who employ their services.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Only through our own apathy do we give the government unchecked power to encroach on our freedom.

On the principle of individual liberty, this great nation was formed. It is on the same principle the people must fight to take it back.

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