Thursday, July 21, 2011

................ #Occupy Congress: One Oath....................

One oath , one pledge, one promise: 
A Declaration for US elected officials in Federal, State and local governments sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

1.  Whereas,
The Constitution assigned to Congress responsibility for organizing the executive and judicial branches, raising revenue, declaring war, and making all laws necessary for executing these powers.  (US Senate website,   )

2. Whereas,
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;  (US Constitution, Article I,  Section 8)

3. Whereas,
Congress can borrow money through the issuance of bonds and other means.  When it borrows money, the United States creates a binding obligation to repay the debt and cannot repudiate it.  (Senate official explanation of  Article I, Section 8 US Constitution entry of  “To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;”)

4. Whereas,
As a requirement of the office of US Senator and US Representative, you willfully and fully made the following 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 the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

5. Whereas,
This Oath of Office is a promise of loyalty to the US Constitution.  Under the laws of this same Constitution, it may be considered treason or a high crime to betray a sworn oath of office.

6. Whereas,
Signing any OTHER pledge, promise or oath or verbally making any OTHER such pledge, promise or oath that may in any way compromise or conflict with your Oath of Office and duties to support and defend the US Constitution is prima facie evidence of willful violation of such Oath of Office.

7. Whereas,
It is self-evident that no man or woman can serve two masters, and whereas good judgment, integrity and reason are the fundamental and minimum standards expected of any elected official, We the People do hereby declare that any and all US Congressmen and Senators who have signed other pledges, promises and oaths that may cause them to not perform their sworn duties to protect and preserve the US Constitution, to be in violation of their sacred Oath of Office of the United States Congress.
( Matthew 6:24 --  "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.)

8.  Whereas,
Such violations must be remedied by either (A) Immediate resignation or (B) Verbal and written denunciation of any and all even potentially conflicting pledges, promises and oaths as defined above, and a formal re-taking of your Oath of Office.

9. Whereas,
While there may be other pledges that violate or conflict with your oath of office, the initial focus is on the 236 US Congressional Representatives and 41 US Senators who have willfully signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
In addition, there are also 1,263 elected state officials who have also willfully signed this pledge in violation of their own particular Oath of Office.  This includes 13 governors, 5 Lieutenant Governors, 4 Attorneys General, and 3 Secretaries of State and various State representatives.
Elected officials cannot serve two masters… you must choose one pledge to honor and only one, lest you dishonor one while honoring the other.

Common wisdom dictates that our elected officials must be able to differentiate between goals and absolutes, and that if they are to have one absolute to abide by in all decisions, that absolute must only be their Oath of Office. 


We the People do hereby call upon all of our elected officials to utilize their God-given good judgment, integrity, reason and loyalty to their constitutions and to re-affirm their oath of office to their constituents; and to renounce any and all other pledges, promises and oaths that, while taken in good faith, do in fact amount to self-evident violation of their Primary Duty to the Federal and/or State Constitutions they are sworn to uphold and protect.

Signed below by United States Citizens for Preserving Our Democracy:

1.  I.M. Diogenes

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I.M. Diogenes said...

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