Sunday, February 3

It's an Oath You Crazy Freak

Presidential Oath of the United States of America:

"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."

Presidential Candidates Mike Huckabee (on wanting to ban abortion and same-sex marriage in order to bring the U.S. in line with "God's standards)':
"I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the Word of the Living God."

Presidential Debate Couch Potato, La Gringa:
"It's called 'separation of church and state', crazy freak."

...but maybe Governor Huckabee will just change that part of the Constitution too.

2 comments:

Psychokat said...

He obviously didn't put much thought into his plan.

Before he enters on Execution of Office he must swear (generally this is done on a bible) to uphold those items set forth in the Oath of Office.

This means he would have to with full and willfull intention, place his hand on the bible and lie while swearing his oath of office. Knowing full well that breaking the oath of office is an impeachable offense.

If by some strange twist of fate(considering if he is elected the entire US now knows he intends to violate his oath of office) he does make it beyond there the next obsticle he has to face is the requirements for amending the constitution.

As follows here:

"The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate"

That is not easily accomplished under any circumstances but then.... the Founders of our country knew somewhere down the line someone was bound to try to pull something like this off and so to protect what they worked so hard to build they added additional protection to what they considered the most important rights provided and protected under our Constitution and Bill of Rights

Th First Amendment states:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Congress is the sole body entitled to amend the Constitution and then only after meeting certain criteria. As such the first Amendment rights are untouchable by law.

So for him to amend the Constitution as he's outlined, he would destroy what the founders of this country worked so hard to build and protect, by throwing out the first amendment and establishing christianity as THE religion of the United States.

The end result would turn the US into exactly what our Founding Fathers were escaping when they left Great Britian.

Garza Girl said...

Well said kat!