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Perfectly describes our current administration, doesn't it?.
THE IMPORTANCE OF AN OATH
by G T Baker
(OFFICERS) I, [name], 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.
(ENLISTED) I, (name), 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; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
Anyone who has served in the regular forces of the United States military has taken one of those oaths. Now here is the reason I referenced these oaths. Question: if you are a veteran who affirmed one of these oaths then when were you released from its requirements? You were never verbally told you were released and you were never given a document that released you from its requirements. What then are the current implications?
If you are still on active duty the punishment is: Dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 3 years. (http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/mcm/bl134-19.htm)
Now here is the reason for bring this up. United States Congressmen take a similar oath, but there is apparently no imprisonment penalty for violating that oath, which many of them do with great regularity. The question then becomes: should there be similarity penalties for Congressmen who violate their Oaths of Office? If such penalties exist for our military people should it not be even more importatnt that our Congressmen be held to the same standards? Apparently the only penalties avaliable for Congressmen who violate their oaths of office are censure or impeachment. Is that sufficient? Should they not be held at least to the same standards as our military? In the usual course of events what a Congressman does has a much more far reaching effect that does the actions taken by any one serviceman. Is it not therefore more important that they be held at least to the same, or even more strict, standards of behavior?
I think they should be.
Now then, if you agree, what should we do about it?
WOW! After I wrote the above commentary I ran across this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP2p91dvm6M
Rassmusen Reports - Single-payer National Health Care system - 62% oppose, 12% undecided: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/november_2009/62_oppose_single_payer_health_care_system
Invading your privacy.... destroying your freedoms: http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/1123/p09s04-coop.html
Cap and Trade results in the real world: http://www.cphpost.dk/news/national/88-national/47643-denmark-rife-with-co2-fraud.html
The world view of Obama:
Government employee unions cause higher taxes and budget deficits: http://www.heartland.org/publications/budget%20tax/article/24832/Cutting_Employee_Pay_Could_Solve_State_Budget_Woes.html
The White House "Jobs Summit" is a stunt: http://stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2009/12/03/who-creates-jobs/
California Medical Association opposes government healthcare: http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-me-cma-oppose3-2009dec03,0,5473048,print.story
News Max's reporter Ronald Kessler reported that assination threats against President Obama are up over 400% compared to previous Presidents. NOT TRUE!: http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/12/secret_service_director_threat.asp
Unbelievable pettiness. White House doesn't want Obama to be seen with an F-22 (video): http://www.breitbart.tv/the-b-cast-b-side-why-wont-obama-be-pictured-next-to-an-f-22/
The share of the national debt owed by you and every member of your family is over $600,000: http://bridgetdgms.wordpress.com/
The Global Warming scam:
CBS turns Frosty the Snowman into a pervert (video): http://www.breitbart.tv/cbs-sexes-up-frosty-the-snowman/
Authorities charge SEALS with giving terrorist a fat lip (sheeeesh - unbelievable): http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-c-2009-12-01-240558.112112_Navy_SEALS_charged_with_giving_terrorist_a_fat_lip.html
Unbelievable ACORN abuses: http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2009/12/stunning_revela.html#more
MUST SEE - Well said - PC'd to death: http://www.wtoc.com/global/video/flash/popupplayer.asp?ClipID1=4285612&h1=Editorial+-+11/09/09&vt1=v&at1=News&d1=186467&LaunchPageAdTag=News
Liberal Dems move to limit citizen's free speech rights: http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2009/12/feinstein-durbin-seek-to-limit-citizen-journalism.html
Higher incarceration rates have resulted in lower crime rates and the liberals don't understand why: http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MWI2ZTk4ZDYyMzAwNWY5OGU0ZGE5MmE2YTM3NzM0NjY=
A few words to describe Obama's West Point speech.... absurd, asinine, daft, empty, fatuous, flat, foolish, frivolous, harebrained, illogical, insipid, jejune, laughable, mindless, puerile, ridiculous, vacuous, vain, vapid, weak, wishy-washy, worthless:
Are homeownser association rules against flying the American flag a violation of free speech rights?: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,579147,00.html
Isn't it interesting? The more liberal the area the faster and deeper the recession becomes: http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html
The Warrior's Song (libs won't like it): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTs6a0ORdQU
BOHICA! You ain't heard nothin' yet. The libs are still at it: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/09/23/the-end-of-the-fixer-upper/
The Obama recession compared to other recessions: http://questionsforamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/august-percent-job-losses-in-post-wwii-recessions.bmp
Job Summits DO NOT create jobs: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/17552
Liberals, Conservatives, and unemployment: http://tarpon.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/demsenate__unemployment.jpg
To date the Democrat stimulus programs have cost over $491,000 per job "saved or created:" http://prairiepundit.blogspot.com/2009/12/failure-of-liberalism-right-before-your.html
Socialism weakens countries: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704107104574573711965511326.html
Contact your elected officials (enter your zip code in the upper right corner): http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
Why "Come and Take It" ?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_and_take_it