I remind America once again, the oath of office legislators take when sworn in. This last batch of phonies must have had their fingers crossed behind their backs like the others who have come before them. The oath used today has not changed since 1966 and is prescribed in Title 5, Section 3331 of the United States Code. It reads:
“I, NAME, 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.”
“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article VI, clause 3
Quick they are to jump all over others with whom they disagree, using the terms like “liar”, “perjury” and other such words and phrases to impugn the integrity, and in many cases actually call for the impeachment of those who happen to be rightfully elected to public office . . . dare I mention President Trump and Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh?
For several decades we law abiding and legal citizens of the United States have had to put up with listening to political promises from these scoundrels who couldn’t tell you the straight scoop if their lives depended upon it. Just think back to all those lies that were made during past campaign seasons . . . a few on that check list would have to be:
- They are for fiscal responsibility (The country is now $23 trillion in debt)
- Repeal Obamacare (These fools are still floundering around like a shark out of water and healthcare, once subjected to government intrusion, is more expensive and less effective)
- I support term limits! (The only term limits that make sense to working Americans is “give them one in office, the second term in jail”!)
- If you like your healthcare, you can keep it . . . yaba, daba, do.
- Single payer health insurance will be less expensive. (Clue – health insurance is not health care! If you can’t afford the deductible or pay the premium, you don’t get healthcare).
- Build the barrier along our southern border (They all claimed to be for it in years gone by. Now the Democrats are against it).
- We need more money for schools . . . as our students fail miserably we spend more than any other country on earth to educate the little brats as it is. Education today is more like indoctrination to the glories of Marxism)
Note of interest: Newsweek arranged for 1000 Americans to take the citizenship test, and found that 29% of those tested were unable to name the vice president, while 44% couldn’t define the Bill of Rights, and 73% were unable to explain why the United States engaged in the Cold War.
But let’s get to the heart of the matter about those we have elected to represent us in Washington. Have you ever felt that instead of representing their constituents, they ran off to Washington to enrich themselves? Why is it that most of those residing inside the Beltway have long forgotten about those of us who voted for them. Why is it that they are quick with one line answers and always seem to come up with programs for we minions in “flyover country” while they conveniently exempt themselves and their staffs from having to be governed by the same set of rules they mandate for us. There are those who will always be around to argue for big government, but just checkout the lavish pensions, the Cadillac healthcare plans, and lucrative expense budgets they voted for themselves, while we get tossed the crumbs of Social Security, Obamacare, and public education.
Going back to the oath these folks take should be remembered by every citizen in this country. These are not just words. Words have meaning. The Democrats over the last several decades have been telling the voters about beliefs they don’t seem to remember when they get to Washington . . . that they proclaim to believe in the Constitution; that they believe in the constitutional protection of life (tell me about their support for abortion), liberty, the pursuit of happiness; that they support the freedoms outlined in the Bill of Rights; that our judicial system is based on equal justice for all (what about the Deep State criminals?); and that one is innocent until PROVE GUILTY. Please excuse me while I laugh out loud! They don’t believe in any of this “stuff”!
The first lie they told us was when they took their oath of office. They wouldn’t be caught dead defending the U.S. Constitution. With their enablers in the media, they violate that oath every time they tread on the TENTH AMENDMENT (implementing programs not delegated in the Constitution), and you can list on one hand those Democrats that defend the SECOND AMENDMENT. These fools do not realize that it is because of the second amendment the citizens still retain the power to insure the Bill of Rights which is all that stands between we the citizens and governmental tyranny. All you have to do is look at Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, China, and Russia to see that when only the rulers have weapons, the people become subjects of the bureaucracy.
With the cadre of liberal Justices the Progressives have tried to make it impossible for the citizen to bear arms proclaiming the Founders intended the citizens to only have arms for “hunting”. The Federalist Papers however, assert that local militias (as opposed to a “regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country”) exist as a formidable check on federal power. In Federalist 46, Madison writes of the local militia versus a national military and in Federalist 29 addresses the need for the public to defend against the government
For decades the federal government has encroached upon the enumerated powers outlined in Article 1, Section 8, and we the people have sat ideally by while our freedom and liberty has been gradually slipping away from us, one piece at a time. Now listening to the NEW DEMOCRAT SOCIALISTS, the layers of the old Democrat Party have, like an onion, finally been peeled back revealing the true face of the Democrat Party. Behind the masks of Presidents John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman, and Thomas Jefferson, one will find the faces of Karl Marx, Fredrick Engels, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, and Chairman Mao . . . and now, the new faces of the Socialist Democrat Party with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cory Booker, Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Kirsten Gillibrand, Joe Biden, and Kamala D. Harris, to name but a few, leading the pack.
For those not steeped in history, one might be enticed to actually believe the rhetoric of these proven purveyors of the lies, trickery, and falsehood we will be hearing in the election cycle leading up to the Presidential race of 2020. They will most definitely be promising us free, single-payer, government healthcare; free college education; free high speed rail service to replace airplanes; electric powered cars to replace gasoline powered vehicles; guaranteed annual income whether one works or not; a livable minimum wage of $15/hr (why not $30/hr?); and in fact, if you need it, they will grant you your wish like the Fairy Godmother!
Their entire program will be built on the phony, junk science of “global warming” and the elimination of fossil fuel (gas oil, diesel, coal), and nuclear energy, over a ten year period, including mandating all homes, businesses, factories, trucks, autos, and any other means of powering our economy to convert to green energy (solar, wind, and hydro-electric). Additionally, they plan to eliminate cattle as a source of food (as well as eliminate the big pollution menace, carbon dioxide cow farts), and take away our red meat to save us from ourselves. Already they are claiming such a plan will provided millions of jobs, and create a carbon dioxide-free environment saving the world . . . hardly.
Quick question for Democrat Socialists at this point: How would farmers be able to plant and harvest their crops without tractors and other farm implements, or get the crops and livestock to market without the trucking industry. Next challenge would be, how will construction people get to work with their equipment without pick-up trucks lumber supply and concrete hauling trucks. And finally how will the manufacturing and mining companies be able to produce the raw material and finished products needed to fill the orders for the thousands of trillions solar panels we would need to power the wind mills and solar panels to salvage the manufacturing base of the U.S. economy. The loss of manufacturing jobs alone would be more that 12,000 and probably close to 50,000 additional support jobs filled by men, women, and minorities in the workplace.
The so-called enlightened, self-proclaimed leader of the Democrat Socialists, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), who hasn’t one ounce of practical experience in the real world, not a lick of common sense, zero knowledge of how the capitalist economy functions, no understanding of the U.S Constitution (the perfect example of how the U.S. education system has failed American children), and quite frankly, not very bright!
AOC told her followers, “the world will come to an end in twelve years because of global warming”, further portraying her absolute stupidity, according to Newsweek.com. This litany of the world being destroyed by monumental floods because of global warming has flowed from the mouths of liberal progressives like a bad case of diarrhea for decades now. Al Gore, that idiot we had for Vice President a few years back, warned all of us we would be tying our boats to the arm of the Statue of Liberty by 2013.
A dose of reality to all who read this article, according to WUWT.com (The world’s most viewed site on global warming and climate change), we have about 23,537 years to go before we see Al Gore’s prediction come true about the rise of sea level requiring us to moor our boats to Lady Liberty. Here’s the math: The current sea level change, since we began measuring it, shows the mean sea level trend increases 2.77 millimeters per year. At that rate we have about 23,537 years to go before the Gore estimate would have to be considered. A new ice age will likely be well underway by then, dropping sea levels. In short . . . the water will never get there. That’s assuming the statue still exists at all. Ironically, Liberty Island is a remnant of the last ice age.
In all their flim-flam-draped-in-the-American Flag BS, it turns out they are nothing but a bunch of conniving power hungry elitists conmen and women out to force the failed policies of Communism, Marxism, and Socialism on the free people of the United States. They want the power to literally destroy our economy by the unproven phony junk science of “global warming”, and the failed economic policies that have collapsed governments for centuries.
One last thought on this pipe dream AOC and her band of adolescent followers need to answer is just a few simple questions we should probably ask. “Let’s say one evening my toilet backs up, or my A/C system goes on the fritz. How will the plumber or the HVAC repairman get to my house with their tools and equipment if they only have a high speed rail system for transportation . . . and by the way, how will they lay all those railroad tracks for us to get to Hawaii and London? Just asking!
Following his service in the Marine Corps, Ed built a diverse career in business in both sales/marketing and management. He is a medical research specialist (biological response modifiers) and has published numerous books. His latest books are Concept of America and soon-to-be released, Blessed are the Heroes. Ed is past Development Director of the National Guard Bureau of International Affairs-State Partnership Program, and Fundraising Coordinator for the Warrior2Citizen Project. Mr. Mattson is a noted speaker and has addressed more than 3000 audiences in 42 states and 5 foreign countries. He has been awarded the Order of the Sword by American Cancer Society, is a Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow and appeared on more than 15 radio and television talk-shows. His non-fiction books range from what it means to be an American, to his best selling book on cancer research, Say NO to the Undertaker, published by Author House.