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Promises to keep

Posted by Godefroi on October 27, 2008

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.”

U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1

There’s a certain Senator running for President…you may have heard of him.

He has already made this pledge, or one similar:

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;

U.S. Constitution, Article VI

But can he be trusted to hold to this oath?  An article at Hot Air raises the question, based on his previous statements.

the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society.

To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution

As can easily be seen by the context in the linked commentary, this is a complaint by Mr. Obama.  He is LAMENTING that the court has kept within the boundaries of the Consitution…the same Constitution that he has already sworn to support, and expects to swear to “preserve, protect, and defend”.  How can he promise to preserve that which he doesn’t truly support?;

Jeff Goldstein summarizes:

In Obama’s America, we’ll finally be able to break free of the “constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution” — and in so doing, achieve “social justice” through “redistributive change.”

Now THAT’s Marxism you can believe in!

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2 Responses to “Promises to keep”

  1. Martin said

    Disallowing the Constitution for the implementation of more federal government to DO MORE for me is fundamentally WRONG.
    The Obama interpretation of the Constitution somehow speaks that our founders were wrong and Obama’s ” redistubitive change ” simply circumvents the court system and legislates his Marxist view….. yes Marxist !! Reparation is what he wants.
    Last time I checked, these are the United States NOT the SINGLE STATE OF AMERICA !

    I totally agree with you !!!

  2. Godefroi said

    Thanks Martin!

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