The oath of office for US President is unique. No other Federal official is required to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.
The President is the custodian of the Constitution, the fundamental laws governing our country. It is the President’s duty and solemn obligation to ensure that the foundation of our republic is not undermined.
It is logical, therefore, that the Founders mandated special requirements for the office, in particular, that the President must be a natural born citizen i.e. native born of citizen parents.
That clause was specifically designed to prevent an individual becoming President, who has allegiance to another country or to a philosophy inimical to the Constitution.
Ask yourselves – do the policies and behavior of Barack Hussein Obama describe an individual who wants to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution or one who wishes to change the US into something drastically different?
Obama, in his first act as President, dishonored the oath of office by accepting a position for which he was not eligible.
It was not a demonstration of “preserve, protect and defend”, but more likely an initial step towards radically transforming the country by undermining the foundation upon which it is based.
Without the Constitution, there is no linchpin for the rule of law and the enforcement of law becomes an arbitrary tool of the state. It is a recipe for tyranny.
In fact, how has the Obama Administration exhibited its intent to “preserve, protect and defend” any of our values or our way of life: denigrating American exceptionalism, apologizing for America, bowing to foreign leaders, placating our enemies and alienating our friends, reducing border security, bankrupting the country, punishing personal initiative, supporting amnesty for illegals, weakening our military, promoting political fragmentation and racial division, increasing czars and legislation by administrative fiat, not preventing union thugs from harassing ordinary Americans (think Nazi brownshirts), enormously expanding government (think Soviet Union) etc.?
Meanwhile the Republicans dither. They have become the party of strategic withdrawal.
They will hesitate and compromise every time they meet the slightest resistance from the Democrats and their propaganda machine, the main stream media.
The present Republican leaders seem to think that they can win elections by being more like the Democrats.
The opposite is required. More than ever, Americans need clear principles to rally around, not some nuances buried in the footnotes.
Republicans must not be afraid to take the fight directly to Barack Obama.
The time has long past to sweep aside the race card and not be intimidated by it. As long as the Republicans fear it, Obama will use it. He is not a post-racial, but a retro-racial President, who uses racial and ethnic polarization to mobilize his base and silence his opposition.
I, for one, don’t like the policies of his white half either.
Obama’s background IS an issue. It cuts to the very heart of the duties and responsibilities of a President. Voters have a right to know who he really is and what he really believes, not some fairy tale produced by ghost writers, marketing firms and secretive financial backers, and all of it shrouded by hidden documents.
We need Presidential candidates who will take unequivocal stands on urgent national security issues including: to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and that Sharia law is clearly incompatible with its principles; financial solvency; genuinely secure borders; no illegal immigrant amnesty ever again; a strong military; a foreign policy based first on US interests; and significantly reducing government.
We need an American Renaissance founded on equality, unity, strength and pride. And no more apologies.
© Canada Free Press 2011
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a recently retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve. He is a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq.
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