The shutdown: President, Congress swore false oaths
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,b>DEAR EDITOR: With all the vitriolic blathering taking place in Washington, D.C., these days, one must wonder why no one has anything to say about the oaths that the president and each member of our Congress took when they took office, each time they were elected to serve.

The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution states: “We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty for ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Prior to taking office, each time they are elected, the president and vice president swears a solemn oath that he will, to the best of his abilities, “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Prior to taking office, each time he or she is elected, each member of our Congress swears a solemn oath that he or she will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and that he or she will bear true faith and allegiance to the same: “So Help Me God.”

I am a major in English and an author of books. In spite of my lifelong profession, I have been unable to find any relevance between the events that are taking place in our government in Washington and the wording which is contained in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

As a result of these facts, I must assume that our president, our vice president and members of our Congress have knowingly sworn a false oath to ensure domestic tranquility, to promote the general welfare and to secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity, as stated in our Constitution.

The swearing of a false oath in the service of governing over 350 million citizens of this nation can only be described as treason.

So, because the actions taken by those who now govern our nation have resulted in a partial shutdown of the government, those who participated in the shutdown should be taken into custody, their terms in office should be terminated, the ongoing benefits of all those terminated should be canceled and a new election should be called for the earliest possible date.

If those who hold governing offices in Washington, D.C., are no longer capable of governing our nation, in accordance with the terms and conditions of our nation’s Constitution, then they should be removed from office immediately and someone else should be given an opportunity to do so.

Jim Stol Kennesaw
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