I 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.
With only slight variations, the above oath is taken by all who serve in government, including the military, The question I am asking today is: Does anyone take their oath of office seriously these days? I suspect that most of those who serve in our military do take their oath seriously. But, what about our presidents other elected officials, , our judges, and those appointed to high office by our politicians?
I think I have asked a legitimate question. Think about how many times over the years you have asked: “How can they do that? It’s contrary to the Constitution.” Many, many times, right? And, if there is any outrage over these actions, it generally comes from conservatives. Rather than go through the litany of recent efforts by those in government to infringe on our constitutionally protect rights, let’s talk about the latest plan of our Secretary of State, John Kerry, who has announced that he will sign the UN Arms Treaty.
In my opinion, Mr. Kerry didn’t take his military oath serious while he briefly served during the Vietnam War and he apparently does take it seriously as Secretary of State either. How can an officer of the US Government sign a treaty giving a world body the right to negate our Second Amendment right to bare arms? It’s true that his signature by itself carries no weight unless the Treaty were to be ratified by the US Senate. But, it still goes against the oath he took to defend our constitution from all enemies foreign or domestic. And, it’s worth noting that he couldn’t do such a thing without the approval of his boss, the President of the United States, Barack Obama. To my way of thinking, both men are committing a treasonous act by signing the UN Arms Treaty. Apparently there is at least one other lone voice out there that agrees with me.
Texas attorney general Greg Abbott (R) is threatening to sue the federal government after Secretary of State John Kerry signed the U.N. arms treaty this week.
“By signing this treaty, the Obama administration has attempted to subject Americans’ right to bear arms to the oversight of the United Nations,” he continued. “The very reason we fought for independence was to free ourselves from the dictates of leaders in other lands.”
Good for you, Mr. Abbott! I’m just sad there aren’t 49 other State’s Attorney Generals joining you in this law suit.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?