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Sat Feb 18, 2017, 09:54 AM

Oath of Office Violated?

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States

How should we reconcile the verbal and written (tweeted) attacks on a free press with the First Amendment of the Constitution? I have trouble doing so and hope that those who have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic recognize this threat.

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Response to BBG (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 09:55 AM

1. For Republicans, the "Oath of Office" is really more of a non-binding suggestion.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:02 AM

2. Then they breach the binds that tie us as a nation

And are the domestic enemies of the Constitution.

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Response to BBG (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:56 AM

11. Well, yeah

That's been their MO for a long time.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 11:02 AM

13. Then they should be called on it.

And at every opportunity. Come on people, make those calls, show your faces. At every opportunity let it be known that now is the time to stand forth against this very real threat to our Constitution.

what did you do in the resistance grandfather?
I showed up.

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Response to BBG (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 11:34 AM

14. If you can loan me $60K, I can probably get Toomey to take my call

Since Republicans are now hiding from their town hall meetings and they consider our email/fax/tweet/facebook/phone bombardment to be an annoyance funded by Soros, rather than a noble, organic uprising like the Teabagger movement, they simply don't listen.

Tell me what I should do that will make the least bit of difference.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 11:09 AM

16. Mobilize and Organize

If reach out efforts are stonewalled then talk to your neighbors, your friends. Build critical mass, stand up. Hand made yard signs, become the neighborhood crank, be visible in your truth.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:05 AM

3. Same way they ignore the "Pledge of Alliegience" they so proudly banter

I Pledge Allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic
for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

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Response to randr (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:57 AM

12. They only care about the "under God" part

And they only care about that part to the extent that they can oppress people with it.

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Response to BBG (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:18 AM

4. All things are relative...

To 45
preserve protect defend the Constitution
means making sure no one
steals the actual document .....

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Response to BBG (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:21 AM

5. It's a very selective version of the Constitution that

he supports. Much of it would be deleted if he had his say.

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Response to BBG (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:22 AM

6. He has a YUUUGE loophole...

'to the best of my ability'

He clearly has NO ability, so he is technically in compliance, since what we are seeing is 'the best' of his ability.

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:40 AM

9. Cute but no cigar

Inability is no excuse and in fact would be even more grounds for a 25th Amendment solution.

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Response to BBG (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:01 AM

15. Yes, grounds for 25th Amendment solution...

but not for violation of his oath.

He is performing to the best of his ability. Unfortunately for everyone is his distinct lack of ability.

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Response to BBG (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:26 AM

7. Marriage vows meant nothing to scrotus so why think the constitution would

be any different?

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:46 AM

10. Unlike the marriage vows

There are many more of us who swore our oaths to defend the Constitution. 45 may not understand the breadth and depth of the population of real patriots who stand in opposition to his unconstitutional and unamerican attacks on the free press.

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Response to BBG (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:29 AM

8. Trump: "I don't know anything about the Constitution"

which is a true statement

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Response to BBG (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 11:11 AM

17. Guidelines...

Sub in Republican for Pirates and you have it.

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