“Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: — “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.”
Article II, Section 1, Clause 8
Constitution of the United States of America
What is an Oath without Honor?
More than a million American service members have given the ultimate sacrifice fighting for the ideals laid out in the Constitution of the United States since the Revolutionary War. Our freedoms and our rights have been paid for with an ocean of blood. Yet many politicians and their supporters trample on the constitution seemingly without a thought. The chief trampler in recent times is the person charged with defending that very document. He raised his hand and took an oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” What is an oath without honor?
President Obama was purportedly a college constitutional law professor. One wonders how many classes he skipped as he was being educated in that field of study. Did he mirror what he later did in the Illinois State Legislature, when he voted “present” instead of taking a stand, making a decision? He put little effort into his state legislature duties and perhaps he put minimal effort during his academic years. Most likely he believes as many of his colleagues and supporters believe, that the constitution is an old, obsolete document that no longer deserves the attention or adherence that was afforded it until recent years.
A key word in the constitution’s oath may give Obama an excuse for his flagrant constitutional violations and his refusal to enforce the laws of the United States. That word is “Ability.” There is the possibility that Obama is doing the best of his Ability, but is somewhat lacking in that quality. Certainly that is an excuse many can easily accept and therefore ignore the harder truth behind his administration’s illegal and unethical actions.
I believe the truth is a combination of traits and objectives that Obama and many other leaders in his party share. Yes, there are people from other parties who also share a few of these “qualities” as well, but the majority of the modern day Democratic Party own the abundance of this belief system. Obama’s actions are explained by these points:
- De-emphasis on honor and integrity in our leaders. Politicians have long been associated with telling lies in order to gain political points. But Obama and his colleagues have taken this to a new level. His administration and the Democratic leaders in the senate and house continually fabricate stories and outright lie to the American people. The concept of “doubling down” and “tripling down” on lies is now associated with them, as evidenced during the continuing ObamaCare hoax, the IRS targeting of conservative groups, and now in the illegal executive orders Obama has issued on illegal aliens, protecting 5 million or more from deportation. Obama, himself, clearly stated that he did not have the power to make such an executive order. He affirmed that stance more than 20 times in the past few years, yet as soon as the midterm elections were over, he did exactly what he said he could not do, without the powers of a king or emperor. Deception equates to winning. Honor, character, and integrity are no longer qualities that Americans deem our leaders should possess is one message you can take from recent presidential elections. Perhaps the mid-term elections are a hint that Americans are waking up and changing their minds on this issue. We will see in 2016.
- Obama has a completely different world view than most Americans, although more and more people in the Democratic Party now share his radicalism as the “Blue Dog” democrats disappear. Obama sees America as a problem on the world stage instead of a force for good and freedom. Certainly we got clues of his views by those he associated with through the past few decades, including “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright and Terrorist Bill Ayers. All the world’s problems can be traced back to the United States is a common theme from these people. Obama’s father depicted America as a colonial power that has stolen the resources from the rest of the world. Anti-colonialists that believe America is guilty of these crimes decried the fall of the Soviet Union, as they perceived the Soviets as the one check against America’s power. Indeed, most of Obama’s policy towards Russian President Vladimir Putin’s apparent effort to restore the old Soviet Union seems to aid Putin in that goal, whether intentionally or not. Just look to the Ukraine and Syria. Obama is damaging America’s standing in the world, and effectiveness as a world leader.
- Open Borders mentality. Many on the far left do not believe in secure borders, at least not for America. It is a-ok for other countries to secure their borders and arrest and imprison those that break their laws. That bit of sovereignty does not apply to America. Obama’s lack of securing the border, lack of enforcing immigration laws, and his recent executive orders certainly appease the open borders folks, while at the same time create a huge potential for millions of more democratic voters, whether legal or not. It also has a side-effect of redistributing wealth from the middle class to immigrants who chose to break the law instead of immigrating legally as millions of others have done throughout our history. American taxpayers will now foot the bill for free healthcare, free education (including college), and other free services for many of these people that most American citizens are not even afforded.
American voters have one more chance to take back their country, but it will be an uphill battle because Obama has stacked the decks against them. The only chance to restore any resemblance of honor, leadership, freedom, and sanity in our government is to elect a real leader in 2016 who will work with Congress, instead of bypassing them, and undo some of the more destructive actions Obama achieved during his eight years as dictator.
The only chance this can happen is if the Independents reject Obama’s ideology AND if there is a resurgence of Blue Dog Democrats. The Republican Party consists of conservatives, moderates, and liberals (often called RINOs), yet is labeled an extremist party by liberals. The Democrat Party in recent years consists primarily of far left-wing members. There are few moderate or conservatives among them. Congress will have a tough time working together and across the aisle if that demographic remains. Grassroots democrats must take their party back from the true extremists in this last ditch effort.
What happens if this fails? Then the one party that ignores the laws in order to recruit millions of more voters to their side will guarantee one-party dominance for the foreseeable future. When that time comes, we have lost our Republic and any semblance of democracy. Then what? Surrender and live with it, or . . .