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Republicans Versus The Constitution

by Laurence M. Vance | January 16, 2013

The new Congress, the nation’s 113th, was officially sworn in at 2:09 p.m. on January 4. The Republicans lost two seats in the Senate, giving the Democrats an even larger majority of 53 to 45 (plus the two Independents, who will caucus with the Democrats), and 7 in the House, where they hold a smaller majority than before of 233 to 200 (there are two vacancies).

After being reelected House Speaker, John Boehner delivered a short address to the House in which he said, “In a few moments, I will take this oath for the twelfth time as representative of the Eighth District of Ohio. It is word for word the same oath we all take. Note that it makes no mention of party, faction, or title … contains no reference to agendas or platforms — only to the Constitution.”

The oath that Speaker Boehner and the other House members recited reads as follows:

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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So help me God?

The irrationality of things like God and pro-life are what is holding the right back. I love Dr Paul and he is my personal hero. BUT GOD IS NOT REAL AND YOU CANT SHOVE LAWS UP A WOMAN'S UTERIS.

go study......

Go study the founder's generation and their belief in God. Go study why the pilgrims and first frontiers men came here in the first place.

I can't change your mind on God. But YOU can't change those facts.

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try not to put him in a box:)

James Madison

im not sure why we would be

im not sure why we would be interested in making sure that murder is safe for the murderer?

The law is quite clear on this. Murdering an unborn baby is illegal. Don't believe me? Go punch a pregnant woman in the stomach and find how long it takes for you to be charged with murder. If your actions lead to the death of an expecting mother's baby, you get murder or manslaughter typically. So since the precedent of law is already set, how is it that a mother can decide to slay her child and call it "pro choice?" So if somene decides to murder their baby, don't they deserve to reap the consequences? Perhaps the trouble is that most people don't view dismembering a helpless baby just because she's "inside" mom instead of outside to be murder? I see no reason to make "abortion" safe. I prefer to see it dangerous... very dangerous. Maybe that will cause people to think twice before committing murder.

But is it a life when its in the womb!? Well if we found a single celled organizm on Mars, we'd call it life.

This isn't a christian issue. Im an athiest and about as anti-dogmatic christian as they come. However do we not have a right to our lives? Does a baby have any less right just because she's helpless? This is a natural rights issue. Every living human has a right to their life, their liberty, & their property. This includes unborn but living, breathing babies. Some day, when you're looking at your first daughter flapping her arms and sucking her thumb in the 2nd trimester, you'll understand what it means.

This "Is" a states issue however, ill grant you that.

Prolife may or may not be a winnable issue, but if we aren't trying to protect people's right to life, what the hell are we doing this for? On the other hand... trying to ban gay marriage makes us look like complete dipshit mouthbreathing zealots who use their pillows for transistor radios.

Yes, you do have the right!

A woman does have the right to her property, her body is her property! She should be able to EVICT squatters. It all occurs inside of a woman's body, it is up to her. Doesn't she own her body? A fetus is not it's own entity because it cannot survive without the woman, it is simply part of her body until it can self-sustain. You are the one taking rights away from people.


You are right. When someone

You are right. When someone kills a pregnant woman, you are guilty of two murders. Good argument to make to a pro choicer.

So killing babies is ok?

So killing babies is ok?

It's not up to me (or you)

Pro-life is not a winnable argument. Making abortion illegal will just open up an even more dangerous black market for it.

Liberty in general

Seems to be a losing issue, yet we still fight for it.

Then why do we care if Obama

Then why do we care if Obama kills innocent kids?


They all lie swearing to this oath. Makes me sick thinking about it.

dave anderson

Then it should make you sick

Then it should make you sick with everyone in the military as well as they all dis the oath. 100%. Been that way for a long time.

Keep up your support hahaha

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Yes, but it is the citizenry that are to blame

We don't enforce this oath... though a witness in court will be jailed if he lies under oath... apparently the same standard is
not used to apply to this oath. Why not?

Surely there are those that could be held accountable this way?
We have transcripts of the floor and vote records. Might be all
the "evidence" needed. Impeach the mongrels!

There's no mechanism to enforce.

The only thing at our disposal is another election. And since most people are too afraid of the "other guy" on the "other side of the aisle" they keep voting in only people who are GOING to break their oath.

There has to be a mechanism whereby they can be arrested for perjuring their oath.

I'd like to at the very least start with this:

If any Representative of Senator votes for a bill which, after becoming law, is later deemed by the Courts to be unconstitutional, and thus never a law, they shall at once be considered to have vacated their seat by an act of perjury upon their oath, they shall forever be barred from holding any office of trust or profit under the United States or any of Them, and they shall be held personally liable for any injury to Person, Property, or Liberty which was suffered as a result of such Act.

Any President, Vice-President, or any agent or officer of any department of government either of the United States or of Any State, who enforces any Act of Congress which is later deemed unconstitutional, shall have vacated his office, and shall forever be barred from holding any office of trust or profit under the United States or any of Them, and they shall be held personally liable for any injury to Person, Property, or Liberty which was suffered as a result of such Act.

Any action taken by any Representative, Senator, President, Vice-President, or other agent or officer of the United States or of Any State, subsequent to an Act which has been declared unconstitutional, shall be null and void and of no consequence or effect of law. And any such Representative, Senator, President, Vice-President, or agent or officer shall be held personally liable for any injury to Person, Property, or Liberty which has suffered as a result of such usurpation by continuance in office.

Right here, this would nail shut anyone at any level taking any action which they do not CLEARLY know to be Constitutional.

The penalties would be too great - as they should be.

Too bad we can't just go old school

and bring back the duel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duel

Of course that was a time when honor was more important than ones life. I can hear the challenge, "you have offended the constitution of the US and the peoples sacred honor to the Republic, I challenge you to a duel" I doubt many in government would have the stones for that.


There's nullification. Even when states and courts fail us, there's law enforcement and local government. When they fail us, there's jury nullification.

Enforcing the Law

How about we just gather a national militia and peaceably assemble in DC in a show of overwhelming force, and arrest all those in violation of their oath of office? If Congress and the Courts won't do it, then isn't it ultimately up to We the People to enforce our own law? We could reach out to the military in advance; surely most of them are with us?

"Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem." Ronald Reagan, 1981 Inaugural Address