Thursday, November 15, 2007

Every Candidate Failed a Basic Test

I could not believe my ears when I heard the democratic candidates on stage say that the president is sworn to protect the USA from aggressors as well as the constitution. This is patently false.

Here is the oath that the president swears:
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.
Note that this is not abridged.

If given the choice between defending the constitution or defending against conflict, the president is sworn to defend the constitution.

The framers of the great experiment that is the USA were very clear, the constitution is worth the lives of some of its people. (I recommend giving Thomas Paine a quick read)

Have these people never heard the phrase, "Give me liberty or give me death"?

Almost every candidate failed the test (to be fair, they didn't know they were taking a test --too bad)

Arrgghhhhhh...

Where's that Plymouth.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to evangelize, but have you considered Ron Paul? He passed your test.

G M Heslop said...

You are right, Mr Paul is one of the few with both the knowledge and the strength to say these things. But don't take that as an endorsement, I am restraining from endorsing any candidate as yet.