The day you first swore the Oath of Office must have been thrilling one. Perhaps so thrilling, the context of the Oath is lost in the excitement. I say this because from my stand point, I see many members of Congress breaking their oaths. In case you’ve forgotten, here is the Oath:
- I 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.
I realize some of you weren’t in Congress during the 2008 Presidential campaign. However, many of you were. And you tramped all over your oath when you did not insist on a proper vetting of Barack Hussein Obama. If you had, you would have learned about his radical roots: reared and mentored by communists, a drug abuser, a follower of Saul Alinsky, friends with domestic terrorists, member of a racist church and a narcissist. He made no secret he does not respect the Constitution, American industry or American values. Not the American-as-apple-pie kind of guy. Why didn’t you warn the People? Why didn’t you address the issue of the media hiding the truth ? Where were your voices when the Left was lying to us?
When the People called and told you not to vote for the stimulus, you did it anyway. We asked you not to raise the debt ceiling, it was raised. We asked you not to pass Obamacare, Obama’s so-called Affordable Healthcare Act. You passed it without reading it. Even the rawest rube knows better than to sign something without reading it, but the supposedly greatest minds in the country signed it anyway. When Obama wrote executive order after order, you did not override them. For the last five years, few in Congress have had the backbone to stand up to Obama and those in his administration. When he and his family went on vacation after vacation, why didn’t you speak up about the waste of our tax dollars? When he sent his daughters on separate vacations spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, you didn’t say anything. You failed us, time and again.
When Obama appointed a tax cheat to head the IRS, you approved him. When he appointed the founder of GLSEN as the Safe School Czar, you approved him. When he appointed the most inept governor in the states in terms of security as head of DHS, you approved her. In fact, Obama hasn’t had any real checks on his actions as President in the five years he’s held office. When the Tea Party came under attack, when the veterans came under attack, you were silent. I recognize a few of you have stood up and objected. But just as often, we’ve seen bait-and-switch votes done, just like the one proposed on defunding Obamacare.
When taking oath as a member of Congress, your allegiance is to the entire United States. All fifty of them. You are not to propose bills which benefit only your state. Or your income stream. Or protect your secrets. If you have secrets someone else has leverage. You should take a page out of the televangelist playbook. Confess first before you can be used. Americans love a reformed crook, rake or what-have-you. Then you have the freedom to vote for the benefit of We the People, not to appease some special interest.
Oh, yes, let’s not leave the political parties out of this. Too often we’ve seen voting along party lines without regard to the best interests of the country. Your first allegiance is to We the People, not the Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or any other party. Recently a member of Congress was filmed saying, “The only reason I’d approve going to war with Syria is to support Barack Obama.” We’ll give her kudos for loyalty, but many more knocks for applying it incorrectly.
Now to the personal attacks on those who dare to speak up, criticize Obama’s policy or too many vacations or golf trips. Where is your outcry in defense of those whose only crime was to speak up? Until you stand up and unite against these attacks, no citizen is safe. The people are afraid. It’s your job to take care of them.
Remember the anti-drug program of the eighties? You could learn from that program. Next time Obama proposes something or someone detrimental to the country, “Just say no.”