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BBG

(2,419 posts)
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 09:54 AM Feb 2017

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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BBG

(2,419 posts)
2. Then they breach the binds that tie us as a nation
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:02 AM
Feb 2017

And are the domestic enemies of the Constitution.

BBG

(2,419 posts)
13. Then they should be called on it.
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 11:02 AM
Feb 2017

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.

Orrex

(63,014 posts)
14. If you can loan me $60K, I can probably get Toomey to take my call
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 11:34 AM
Feb 2017

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.

BBG

(2,419 posts)
16. Mobilize and Organize
Sun Feb 19, 2017, 11:09 AM
Feb 2017

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.

randr

(12,395 posts)
3. Same way they ignore the "Pledge of Alliegience" they so proudly banter
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:05 AM
Feb 2017

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.

Orrex

(63,014 posts)
12. They only care about the "under God" part
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:57 AM
Feb 2017

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

MedusaX

(1,129 posts)
4. All things are relative...
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:18 AM
Feb 2017

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

MineralMan

(146,060 posts)
5. It's a very selective version of the Constitution that
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:21 AM
Feb 2017

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

SeattleVet

(5,447 posts)
6. He has a YUUUGE loophole...
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:22 AM
Feb 2017

'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.

BBG

(2,419 posts)
9. Cute but no cigar
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:40 AM
Feb 2017

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

SeattleVet

(5,447 posts)
15. Yes, grounds for 25th Amendment solution...
Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:01 AM
Feb 2017

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.

BBG

(2,419 posts)
10. Unlike the marriage vows
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:46 AM
Feb 2017

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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