Should Elected Officials be Held Accountable to Their Sworn Oath of Office?
I do solemnly swear 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.
Much controversy was generated when Congressman Phil Hare D-Illinois 17th Congressional District, publicly stated he doesn’t worry about the Constitution when it comes to health care reform. As a congressman, he should care about the Constitution regarding any legislation that He votes on. How many other politicians feel the Constitution is irrelevent? Mr. Hare and every other elected official need to keep the oath they have sworn to as they entered office. If they don’t. they should immediately be removed from office and lose all future benefits that are provided by the taxpayers. If they took the oath of office intending to disregard or go against the Constitution, they are guilty of perjury and should go to prison for the standard 5 year sentence. If they are trying to usurp or destroy our constitutional government, they should be put on trial for treason. This is what the law of the land prescribes. It should also be what the American people demand.
Congressional Oath of Office
I do solemnly swear 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 office on which I am about to enter;
SO HELP ME GOD!
Where in this oath does it state that their allegiance is to be to one political party and not to the Constitution. We need to start holding these politicians legally responsible for this violation of the oath of office.
The Constitution is a protection set up for the people against a tyrannical government. It has kept the United States stable for almost 250 years.The characteristic of the United States constitution that protects Americans from tyranny is Federalism. Federalism divides the power evenly between the National government and the State government. Then there is the Bill of Rights. These are the first ten amendments to the Constitution. These are to further protect “We The People” from a tyrannical federal government. Politicians have tried to stomp on both states and individual rights many times. They try to pack the Supreme Court with ideologues that will help them neutralize the Constitution. Many of those in power have broken the trust of the American people and We need to hold them accountable. If the politician knows there will be legal ramifications for the violation of the oath of office, maybe they will temper down the corruption and partisan politics and actually start working for the people again.