Domestic Enemies of the Constitution

Defend the Constitution of the United States

Domestic Enemies of the Constitution

 By Mike Foil  Sunday, September 12, 2010

Listed below are the various oaths that are administered to the people entering each specific position:

The oath of enlistment for the military:

“I, (NAME), 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; and that I will obey the orders of the President
of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me,
according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So
help me God.”

The oath for commissioned officers in the military:

“I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in
the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or
domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I
take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose
of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of
the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.”

The oath taken by Congress and Senators:

“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.”

The oath for the President of the United States:

“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.”

A common theme is contained in each oath, “defend the Constitution of
the United States”.  Whether it is an elected leader or a volunteer
member of our military, they have each sworn to defend the
Constitution.  With the exception of the oath for the President, they
ALL have sworn that they will do what it takes to protect the
Constitution “from ALL enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.”

This begs the question; where is the line, that once crossed, will
transform a person from an ally to an enemy?  The Founding Fathers
recognized that a citizen can become a domestic enemy of our country. 
They even took it a step further, they understood the possibility of a
political leader, a soldier, an officer in the military, or even the
President could become an enemy of the Constitution.

Again, what defines a domestic enemy of the Constitution?  What would
one have to do?  How far would one have to go in order for those in
these sworn positions to invoke action to protect the Constitution? 
What would that action look like?

To some degree, our country and our Constitution have been under
assault, domestically, for decades.  It appears the progression of the
attack has escalated over time to even include a total disregard of the
law of the land.  We currently have elected officials who have taken the
above oath and appear to have a disdain for the protections the
Constitution provides to the people.  We have those in Congress who have
stretched the meaning of certain phrases of the “living document” so
that they no longer resemble the written word. 

Obama stated that the Constitution is a “document of negative
liberties.”  What perspective must you view the Constitution from, in
order to have that opinion?  A majority of “we the people” would read
the Bill of Rights, not as a list of negative liberties to each of us,
but a list of stated restrictions upon the federal government.  The
“Rights” enumerated do not restrict you and me, they limit what the
politicians and bureaucrats do to or against us.  In order to view these
as “negative liberties”, you would have to be seeing them from the
viewpoint of how they limit what you would want to do to the people.  To
Obama, the Constitution is in his way.  If taken seriously, it would
stand in his way from pushing his agenda.  Lucky for him, he does not
care what it says.  It’s full-steam ahead!

If the liberal Democrats can use the Constitution against the
conservative Republicans, they will.  They will preach Rights with
fervor.  But, if their desires run contrary to the document, it is
easily ignored. 

With adversaries to the Constitution within the highest levels of our
government, what are we to do?  What are the sworn defenders to do?  At
what point is non-political action necessary?  If there was never
intended to be action to defend the Constitution from those who are
domestically attempting to destroy its power and authority, why would
each oath require such? 

At the present time, with an election only days away, the action
required is political.  Every measure must be taken to help elect
protectors of the Constitution.  Conservative control of Congress is
absolutely mandatory in order to begin to reverse the direction of the
past two years.  Anything less than that will bring the nation to the
point of having to answer the above questions.  God help us when the
time comes to exercise those oaths.

Mike Foil, The Housetop Proclamations,  describes himself this way:

I am a native of Arizona and prefers the small town life and the
company of family and friends to the hustle and bustle of the city. I
love God, my wife, my family (four kids, all married with kids – ten
grandkids). I love the USA – don’t want it changed. I have the utmost
respect for members of the military, current and past. My Dad is the
best example I know of “The Greatest Generation”. I was born
conservative and have conservative blood running through my veins.

Mike Foil can be reached at: appraiseaz@aol.com
Printed from: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/27574

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