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All federal elected officials swear or affirm an oath to support the constitution before they can assume their office. This includes the President, Senators, and Representatives to Congress. For example, here is the oath for Senators:

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.

Other than the choice of whether to swear or affirm, and some flexibility with the religious parts, this is required. If you break this promise, you are barred from serving in the government.

© Ann Telnaes

UPDATE:

And then there are those who take this sacrifice for granted, waxing patriotic while salivating for civil war. Claiming they need to destroy the Republic in order to save it in the ultimate betrayal of oaths sworn. Those treacherous snakes can go straight to hell.

— Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI), in a tweet on Memorial Day.


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3 Comments

  1. Ray wrote:

    The Democrats seem to lack the will to counter the reactionaries in our government, elected and appointed.

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7:51 am | Permalink
  2. Dan wrote:

    Have you seen/heard Flynn’s comment at the QAnon convention? Fortunately the military also take an oath to the Constitution, to defend against enemies foreign and domestic, and to obey LAWFUL orders. Military leadership informed President Trump before Jan 20 that they would not be involved with his coup.
    P.S. They are starting to “grow a pair” I can’t wait until Trump’s goons flip on him, those above and Trump Inc.

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2:13 pm | Permalink
  3. Wildwood wrote:

    Ray, I agree, but I’m not sure what they should be doing.

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

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