The recent years since 9/11 have proven our elected representatives have little to no interest in presenting or passing legislation that passes constitutional muster. A myriad of laws such as Patriot Act, GM takeover, NDAA, Bankster bailouts, Operating government without formal budget, mandated Healthcare and coming legislative assaults on second amendment all point to an out of control tyrannical government our founders never intended but clearly warned us about.
The oath of office is now treated as just words to be said but no one holds those taking the oath responsible. Violating the oath is codified as a violation of federal law and executive order.
The oath taken by both houses of Congress reads,
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.
It is apparent that the section of the oath that seems almost daily violated by politicians is “I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without reservation or purpose of evasion;”
The congress as a whole along with the executive branch has been knowingly presenting legislation contrary to the constitution and then relying on legal challenges to make it to supreme court for final disposition, that folks is still a violation of the oath taken no matter the lawyeristic maneuver of passing legislation as constitutional and waiting for a challenge. If these were your children you would immediately scold for exceeding limits by their hope of getting away with trouble but suffering consequences for only the most egregious just by sheer quantity, its evasive both by congress and by children, both should be accountable.
Below is the most detailed listing of codes covering the subject of congressional oath and penalties for violation,
Federal law regulating oath of office by government officials is divided into four parts along with an executive order which further defines the law for purposes of enforcement. 5 U.S.C. 3331, provides the text of the actual oath of office members of Congress are required to take before assuming office. 5 U.S.C. 3333 requires members of Congress sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath of office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 and have not or will not violate that oath of office during their tenure of office as defined by the third part of the law, 5 U.S.C. 7311 which explicitly makes it a federal criminal offense (and a violation of oath of office) for anyone employed in the United States Government (including members of Congress) to “advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government”. The fourth federal law, 18 U.S.C. 1918 provides penalties for violation of oath office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 which include: (1) removal from office and; (2) confinement or a fine.
The definition of “advocate” is further specified in Executive Order 10450 which for the purposes of enforcement supplements 5 U.S.C. 7311. One provision of Executive Order 10450 specifies it is a violation of 5 U.S.C. 7311 for any person taking the oath of office to advocate “the alteration … of the form of the government of the United States by unconstitutional means.” Our form of government is defined by the Constitution of the United States. It can only be “altered” by constitutional amendment. Thus, according to Executive Order 10450 (and therefore 5 U.S. 7311) any act taken by government officials who have taken the oath of office prescribed by 5 U.S.C. 3331 which alters the form of government other by amendment, is a criminal violation of the 5 U.S.C. 7311.
The question is, “why do the American people allow their representatives to break oath of office (a federal crime) and not hold them accountable?
This should be a non-partisan subject simply due to the fact this has been going on for long decades and both parties are guilty according to the law.
Anyone that is paying attention has watched a slow and steady deterioration of personal freedoms, and it’s about to reach a tipping point where those hard fought rights become meaningless.
Simple said, it doesn’t take a genius to see we’re traveling at breakneck speed down a road towards tyranny. The scales could be tipped back somewhat if the public voiced expectation that the oath be taken seriously. On the other hand, the alternative might eventually come to past in the words of Thomas Jefferson, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
Those in elected positions in Washington D.C., seem unwilling to listen to their constituents, so I believe the option suggested by Thomas Jefferson, may be the only realistic one!
I feel powerless. This congress just blows off of you call. I can help where I can. We need a movement that pushs this forward.
Note: We need term limits!
i call washington and they donnt even take your name or number the only one who does anything is sen smith and she surprised me. i an thinking more about her now
It’s time to clean the house
President Trump already tried that and look what happened. This country is in deep trouble.
alas, more than enough evidence to prove these allegations. BOTH houses are corrupt and both parties have corrupt people in them but the DNC is by far and way the worst as it has become the new communist party and given up any semblance of honesty, decency, or patriotism.
Our Constitution should not be violated ever !! ?????? Any member including Presidents should face severe punishment. No ifs or buts. Not knowing the rules is not to be used for any exuse. Must select non partisan entities as arbitrsters. Not like the Supreme Court as it is now. After 250 years this should have been solved a long time ago. Our Constitution is not a living breathing entities . It is in BLACK AND WHITE FOR ALL TO READ. If someone can not comprehend it should not be serving in any position ever. Not adhering to our law should be an automatic dismissal of the violator. Rather we follow it to the tee or we will not survive. ?????????????????????
And just who is going to hold them to there oaths, Not the American people! We are so consumed by our own life, we all bitch about it but the majority either don’t know or won’t do anything about it,
As for me, I firmly believe that We, The People of This Great Nation, The People, should Honor Our Motto (In God We Trust) as the Principles of Biblical Truth is a guide to moral, and healthy living! It has nothing to do with separation of church and state! It has to do with Truth, Morality, Justice, Equality,and all other healthy virtues irregardless of color or creed. If We, as a People, do not address the problem at its core, there isn’t much left to do! All the laws and legislation’s cannot fix this simple truth.
So, why are those who are able to do so, not challenging this law-breaking authority at all levels, every time it is violated? Why are we not in Congressional Districts with Ads, etc., working to educate a just plain stupid populace on what is going on? Lying is a crime, and Congress, especially the Democrats, do it every day.
show me what to do am a senior but willing to try
I have emailed, written and called my elected Congressional representatives. Calls went straight to an answering machine (and the delete button I’m sure), only 1 email received a canned response. I am thoroughly disgusted and have, for the 1st time in my life, become angry at both parties, neither of which represent Americans anymore. The oath of office has teeth and we need to hold Congress accountable for working against the Constitution!
We need to clean out our Government,We can start by throwing out the Muslims Neither likes America,Our people,our customs ,or anything about us. So why are they in our government? they are the first step of the take over of America to become a Muslim Nation. We need to get them out of our governing Body. Once Americans are back in command We can Clean up Washington and drain the swamp.
They are criminals in leadership roles corrupting everyone under them.
How can we get a copy of congressional signed oaths?
#Military is the only way
Woh, Woh, It is BOTH the Democrats AND Republicans that are doing this to lay this at the feet of one political party is both unjust and unfair, what about the Oaths that the Senate took during the most recent Impeachment trials (the entire world saw the evidence openly (while in chambers) broadcast LIVE! the evidence was clear and overwhelming. The Constitutional and Untied States Code (the laws promulgated by congress LONG AGO) have been violated by all branches of Government. regardless of political affiliation (Democrat, Republican Independent . . . ) and sadly “We The People” have let this happen to us. We The People have been woefully wonton in OUR responsibilities to hold OUR elected Officials accountable (How you may ask) by
1.) By Not Voting those Corrupt officers OUT OF OFFICE.
2. ) By allowing OUR Rights Protected By the Constitution Of The United States to be abridged
3.) and Worst of all Complacency
All of us are responsible for the current state of affairs by not RRADING and UNDERSTANDING “The Constitution Of the United States of America,” The place we accomplish these necessary and yes unfortunately required changes are as follows (Listen to what our candidates are saying, determine if what they propose would stand Constitutional Review, and finally and most egregious HOLD THOSE ELECTED OFFICIALS FEET TO THE FIRE, when they violate their oaths of office. How do we do this. It is easy, send a message of warning to the Government VOTE ALL INCUMBENTS OUT OF OFFICE! replace them all at the Federal AND State levels as the song says “We ain’t gonna take it any more”. We would be amiss in OUR duties an Citizens of this once great land of OURS, Do it Peacefully, At The Ballot BOX The House would take Two years (That’s where the Warning Shot is first used The The President, Vice President. Two years Later, and the rest of the SENATE two years later (they serve six year terms). somewhere along the way somebody WILL wake up and get the message LOUD AND CLEAR, (Do your as it is your JOB is to do the (WILL OF THE PEOPLE” YOU SERVE”.))
this isn’t something that, Some of us need to do it is something ALL OF US NEED TO DO. That is if we want to save our Nation Remember our Nation was founded by Immigrants, we need to stop pointing fingers at others who may differ from each of us . by religion, race, creed, color Sex (Including Orientation), or national origin. “WE the People” HAS to And is required to return our stature in the world as a nation to be admired and looked up to as a shining example of FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY UNITED IN CONVIVTION AND PURPOSE. or we devolve into Fascism and Tyranny. WE ARE A FREE AND UNITED PEOPLE, remember the adage, “UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL” Sorry to have to tell you all this BUT we are FALLING!
Article 5 of the constitution says that the states can amend the constitution if 2/3rds of the states vote in favor of it. This is how we can set term limits on Congress and other leaders. We need to tell our governors we want this to happen.