The Congressional Oath of Office

The Congressional Oath of Office:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) 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.

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15 responses to “The Congressional Oath of Office

  1. good idea and good job.

    • Dr. Kate,

      You are now an administrator on this blog.

      My hope is that if we get a group of about 10 trusted administrators, we can make all comments post immediately, and let the administrators deal with the nasty trolls by deleting obscene or abusive comments and banning the troll’s email address and IP address.

      Reasoned dissent be welcomed, but uncivil behavior shunned.

      Welcome aboard!

  2. I made it here to join you. The blog looks just great!! Good job.

    • newssleuth,

      You are now an administrator on this blog.

      I know you (and several others) are new to the administration side of blogging, but you should now be able to see a bar across the top of the blog, and one of the tabs is “Dashboard”. Try following some links and just “look around” a bit to start. After we pick up a few more adminstrators, I’ll write a bit about this, and/or link to some WordPress info.

      It’s not that hard… you pick up a bit at a time, learning as you go.

      Thanks for joining in. My hope is that this can truly be a “community” blog. We all have things in common, as well as things where we will disagree.

      My thought is that people can have their own blogs for their own perspectives (my personal blog contains things I wouldn’t post here, as well as things I would post here), and this blog would be a place where we can all come together.

      I don’t know yet how this will all work out, but I decided it was worth trying.

      None of us are trying to fill TD’s shoes, we’re just trying to preserve the awesome community that she helped to create, and stay focused on our common interest in preserving, supporting, and defending both our Constitution and our Constitutional Republic.

  3. Mary is on board with your blog.

  4. I have taken my pledge to the Constitution and will protect and keep it safe with all my might. Thank you so very much for this blog.

    God Bless America and all our heroes

  5. drkate or red: If you could please send me an email so that I can contact you, would like to share something you may be interested in. It concerns our rights.
    Thank you in advance.

  6. All right! I’m excited that you started this blog. I look forward to checking in and making comments from time to time. How I wish our current congressmen would take the oath seriously!

  7. Blog looks great! Maybe, in the spirit of learning more about the Constitution, we could get the opinions of constitutional scholars regarding various aspects of the constitution as they relate to presidential eligibility.

    This gentleman has written several books on constitutional law and is often interviewed on this subject. Constitutional Law: Principles And Policies (Introduction to Law Series) by Erwin Chemerinsky. I know he is very liberal, but wonder what his perspective would be.

    There is some inkling here, as he was said to be one of the people the author interviewed.
    http://www.slate.com/id/2224167/

    I am sure we could also find a conservative to give his or her take as well.

  8. Hi guys. Is this where we will be meeting now or at Drkates?

  9. Redpiill, I am sooo proud of you ! To find a younger member of our country so involved in our constitution, government and current affairs is truly a blessing. So happy to see everyone else here too !

  10. Glad I found you alll to join you. Miss TD, so had to find where you all went to.

  11. OK, this shutdown and debt ceiling thing is getting on my nerves. I do not care which side of the aisle you are on, you ran for the job, now do the job or quit. You have your beliefs, the other side has theirs. Find a way. To willingly let the government shut down, or to default on its debts violates your oath of office. Specifically: “…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.” Every member involved in this pitiful display should be censured, then expelled.

  12. I am looking for a site that is doing just that Bruce. I believe that the tricks and the lies used by the members of the republican house should be grounds for prosecution by breaking their oath to uphold the Constitution. If anyone knows of such a site please let me know. Whether it be showing up for work or refusing to pay this countries bills, there must be some way to oust them.

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