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Does Anyone Really Understand an Oath

Well, I have listened to many politicians over the years.  I have watched their swearing into office.  I have read the Oath of Office that each and every one of them have taken, yet I am truly befuddled!!  I want each and everyone that reads this to understand that the President, Senators and Congressmen/women do not take the same oath that the military does.  Both oaths, however, do start out the same way.  “I (insert name) swear to support and defend “The Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”.  Now, I know what a promise is, but apparently most of our politicians do not.  I listen to many of them say what they took an oath to defend but they all seem to get it wrong.

I am going to pick on Congressman Michael Rogers (Michigan 8th Congressional District) at this time.  I listened to him on Fox News (surprise surprise) during an interview regarding the NSA and the two programs that they have “spying” on the American People.  During the interview he said ‘I took an oath to defend America’ (please read above).  Congressmen and Congresswomen, Senators, Vice Presidents and Presidents take an oath to Defend the Document that this Country was and is supposed to be founded upon.  They do not seem to understand this premise.  Not the borders, not the States, not their pet projects, not God, Jesus, Buddha, not Muhammad, Allah or satan.  The document that guarantees men and women the freedoms that our Founding Fathers had intended for this country.

This Country was founded upon Christian Values (like it or not that is the truth), the promise of the ability to pursue your dreams (no guarantee that you will attain them) and freedom from tyranny.  We appear to be losing on all fronts.  All politicians need to reread their oath of office and start complying with the same.  If not get out of the way and let those of us that know how get in the game.