Tuesday, January 1, 2013

If We Could All Agree To Really Protect and Defend The Constitution

In question of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.
- Thomas Jefferson, Kentucky Resolutions, 1798
 If we could all agree to really "protect and defend the Constitution,"  instead of just saying the words to get a job, take an office, or be a member of a group, then we would be back on the road to preserving our freedoms.
I, CR Cobb, 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. 
 - Federal Civil Servant Oath of Office, 5 U.S.C. §3331
All federal-bureaucracy employees take the above oath - even Census enumerators. It is time for them to abide by it. We all should, even if the "office" is a sales office, a checkout counter, or a machine press.

Even if you think central government - or government for that matter - is a defective concept doomed to failure, forcing it and ourselves to abide by its central tenants would chain it  - not us.

Happy New Year!

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