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View Diary: Obama Said That He Didn't Agree with Much of What Medea Benjamin Said. Well, What Did She Say? (109 comments)

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  •  sorry but you are incredibly wrong, (3+ / 0-)
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    barleystraw, 3goldens, aliasalias

    the Constitution is the highest law of our land and military officers and politicians swear an oath to the Constitution, not the country or any individual person...Our Constitution is our country, not some "piece of paper" that can be obeyed or discarded at will....

    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; 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.

    Military officers oath

    “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 oath


    "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."
    All Federal Employees except President
    "I, ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as ___ under the Constitution and laws of the United States; and 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."
    Combined oath for Supreme Court Justices.....

    Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
    I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
    Emiliano Zapata

    by buddabelly on Sat May 25, 2013 at 10:02:02 AM PDT

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    •  Wrong as much for justifying the violation (0+ / 0-)

      of the constitution as for the justification for this justification, that's it's necessary to keep us safe, or has kept us safe.

      Basically, this poster is one of those folks who believe we should kill as many scary-looking Muslims as possible and to hell with the constitution and due process or whether they really are terrorists, so long as we're "safe".

      The same exact justification used to nearly eradicate Indians.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sat May 25, 2013 at 03:12:14 PM PDT

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