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United States Senate Oath of Office
World Newsstand ^ | June 22, 2005 | Constitution

Posted on 06/22/2005 6:28:11 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

US Senate (Oath or Affirmation)

(Same Rule III Oaths The oaths or affirmations required by the Constitution and prescribed by law shall be taken and subscribed by each Senator, in open Senate, before entering upon his duties.)

Oath Required By The Constitution And By Law To Be Taken By Senators:

"I, A__ B__, 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." (5 U.S.C. 3331.)

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; allegiance; durbin; oath; pledge; treason; violationofoath
Since Dick Durbin has clearly violated the oath he swore upon entering office, why is he still a United States Senator?
1 posted on 06/22/2005 6:28:13 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Because, as BJC proved, an oath don't mean squat in the USA anymore.


2 posted on 06/22/2005 6:29:53 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government)
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To: La Enchiladita

Well, he probably was actually administered the oath. The fun starts when you start looking into state officials. They're supposed to have a current oath on file and many states also require a bond although they hate that. Try looking up the current oath of the judges in your state and watch the fun begin...


3 posted on 06/22/2005 6:32:31 PM PDT by agitator (...And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark)
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To: La Enchiladita
Since when has the law or the Constitution stopped the Dems from doing whatever they wanted.
4 posted on 06/22/2005 6:34:49 PM PDT by MJRitter
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To: MJRitter

Since before I was born, that's a long time. ;-0


5 posted on 06/22/2005 6:38:50 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remembering our Heroes today and every day.)
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To: La Enchiladita
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;

He has an out here....or so he and his colleagues might think. It's the same one Michael Moore used; the same one Hillary used. In Durbin's twisted view, he really IS protecting the U.S. against domestic enemies--our military. They take their socialist vision and stamp "America" on it and then say that they're defending the United States.
6 posted on 06/22/2005 6:40:08 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: Das Outsider

I'm sorry. Every post about Durbin should refer to him as Sheikh Durbin. My apologies.


7 posted on 06/22/2005 6:41:44 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: MJRitter

Since when did the Constitution dictate the oath of office for any office other than the President?


8 posted on 06/22/2005 6:45:05 PM PDT by csmusaret (Urban Sprawl is an oxymoron)
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To: Das Outsider

Lame. How can he oppose our military and "bear true faith and allegiance " to the Constitution at the same time?

As I see it, the oath REQUIRES the remaining Senators to proceed to expel Durbin. But, of course, they've allowed sKerry to languish in that body, also.


9 posted on 06/22/2005 6:45:14 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remembering our Heroes today and every day.)
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To: csmusaret

Did you have a look at the link?


10 posted on 06/22/2005 6:49:02 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remembering our Heroes today and every day.)
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To: thoughtomator

[[Because, as BJC proved, an oath don't mean squat in the USA anymore]]

As evidenced by the court that is now considering allowing a koran to be used to administer the oath.


11 posted on 06/22/2005 6:51:45 PM PDT by JarheadFromFlorida
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To: La Enchiladita

An oath is required by the Constitution; not spelled out. The oath is spelled out in law but not in the Constitution.


12 posted on 06/22/2005 6:52:08 PM PDT by csmusaret (Urban Sprawl is an oxymoron)
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To: La Enchiladita
As I see it, the oath REQUIRES the remaining Senators to proceed to expel Durbin.

But it won't happen. The Pelosis, Boxers, Waxmans, et al in the Democrat camp think what the Sheikh said out loud. The RINOs don't want to rock the boat. So the traitors and seditionaires stay, Constitution be damned.

People don't take oaths seriously anymore, anyways--especially politicians.

D.O.
13 posted on 06/22/2005 6:54:30 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: csmusaret

You're just repeating what I posted and what is in the link. What is your point?


14 posted on 06/22/2005 6:58:02 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remembering our Heroes today and every day.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Oath required by the Constitution and by law....


15 posted on 06/22/2005 7:00:58 PM PDT by csmusaret (Urban Sprawl is an oxymoron)
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To: La Enchiladita
Because Liberals can get away with things like this, and his colleagues and the MSM won't hold them accountable.
16 posted on 06/22/2005 7:02:49 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: La Enchiladita

"United States Senate Oath of Office"

United States Senate Oafs in Office

This was the very FIRST thing that popped into my head when I saw that headline.....Has the current state of elected officials made me THAT cynical?


17 posted on 06/22/2005 7:15:56 PM PDT by commonasdirt (Reading DU so you won't hafta)
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To: commonasdirt
United States Senate Oafs in Office

LOL!! If only they were just oafs!

Cynicism is an offshoot of anger, which is completely natural in this shameful circumstance. As long as we don't become too cynical to act and speak against these Durbin creatures.

18 posted on 06/22/2005 7:24:37 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remembering our Heroes today and every day.)
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To: La Enchiladita

If adherence to this oath were enforced, it would drive out most of the Senators.
Not a bad idea, eh?


19 posted on 06/22/2005 7:42:53 PM PDT by henderson field
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To: La Enchiladita

Great find, thanks for the link.


20 posted on 06/22/2005 7:56:03 PM PDT by angelsonmyside
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To: La Enchiladita
"I, A__ B__, 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." (5 U.S.C. 3331.)


sounds like America as a whole lot of traders running around telling us what to do
21 posted on 06/22/2005 7:58:24 PM PDT by ezoeni (Democrats = the Dorks of America)
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To: henderson field
I like the standard that so many Rats stated should be used for John Bolton - "would his behavior be tolerate in the private sector?"

How many Senators could pass that one?
22 posted on 06/22/2005 8:14:12 PM PDT by still_learning (Will Rogers never met Dick Durbin)
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To: csmusaret
It doesn't. I was referring in that case to the law.
23 posted on 06/22/2005 8:21:01 PM PDT by MJRitter
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To: henderson field; still_learning
If adherence to this oath were enforced, it would drive out most of the Senators. Not a bad idea, eh?

Not bad at all. As far as I've seen, they're all useless, expensive welfare cases.

still_learning: your tagline is the BEST!!! Right on.

24 posted on 06/23/2005 9:36:01 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remembering our Heroes today and every day.)
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To: La Enchiladita

BUMP


25 posted on 04/22/2006 10:56:13 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: La Enchiladita
I've uncovered something that Durbin did that I'm sure he NEVER intended for it to be made public. IF the folks from IL play it right, it could sink him! Especially with the black community! I'm going to post it later this afternoon, and I'll ping you to it, if you want.
26 posted on 04/22/2006 11:41:55 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (NO GUEST WORKER PLAN! IT IS REALLY AMNESTY, SHAMNESTY OR SCAMNESTY - IT IS THE SELL OUT OF AMERICA!!)
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To: NRA2BFree

And me as well please.


27 posted on 04/22/2006 11:46:37 AM PDT by Bigun (IRS sucks @getridof it.com)
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To: Bigun
And me as well please.

I'll be happy to. :o)

28 posted on 04/22/2006 12:03:34 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (NO GUEST WORKER PLAN! IT IS REALLY AMNESTY, SHAMNESTY OR SCAMNESTY - IT IS THE SELL OUT OF AMERICA!!)
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To: La Enchiladita
Since Dick Durbin has clearly violated the oath he swore upon entering office, why is he still a United States Senator?

Becuase TIME magazine recently named Durbin as one of America's 10 Best Senators.

-PJ

29 posted on 04/22/2006 12:07:36 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: NRA2BFree

And me as well please...

DITTO, please...on your upcoming thread/post re: Durbin etc.


30 posted on 04/22/2006 1:22:29 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: La Enchiladita
"Since Dick Durbin has clearly violated the oath he swore upon entering office, why is he still a United States Senator?"

Or about 75 others for that matter?

31 posted on 04/22/2006 1:23:59 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: Blurblogger
DITTO, please...on your upcoming thread/post re: Durbin etc.

You bet! I'll be happy to!

32 posted on 04/22/2006 1:42:38 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (NO GUEST WORKER PLAN! IT IS REALLY AMNESTY, SHAMNESTY OR SCAMNESTY - IT IS THE SELL OUT OF AMERICA!!)
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To: Das Outsider
But it won't happen. The Pelosis, Boxers, Waxmans, et al in the Democrat camp think what the Sheikh said out loud. The RINOs don't want to rock the boat. So the traitors and seditionaires stay, Constitution be damned.

Ping for later reading. There's a tree that is overdue for some watering.

33 posted on 04/22/2006 2:00:08 PM PDT by Aarchaeus
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To: NRA2BFree; JustPiper

PLEASE ping me and JustPiper. Thanks!!!

JP, who'd a thunk someone found this thread I posted nearly a year ago? It's timely, huh?!!

I think we should include the oath of office in our faxes. ....


34 posted on 04/22/2006 3:04:41 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: Aarchaeus
Ping for later reading. There's a tree that is overdue for some watering.

Whoa! I posted that ten months ago--ancient history in Net terms. My regards to your Diocese. ;)
35 posted on 04/22/2006 6:33:23 PM PDT by Das Outsider (Are Marxist academics and apostate bishops trustworthy enough to tell you who the "real" Jesus is?)
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To: NRA2BFree
I've uncovered something that Durbin did that I'm sure he NEVER intended for it to be made public.

Now my curiosity is whetted. I expected this thread to die a rather normal death, for all intents and purposes, back in June.
36 posted on 04/22/2006 6:35:49 PM PDT by Das Outsider (Are Marxist academics and apostate bishops trustworthy enough to tell you who the "real" Jesus is?)
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To: La Enchiladita

37 posted on 04/22/2006 11:44:17 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every socital problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: La Enchiladita

38 posted on 04/22/2006 11:46:55 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every socital problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: Seadog Bytes

Oh, how I remember Burma Shave signs on road trips. What fun.

Now these ... look a little bit different...

:)


39 posted on 04/22/2006 11:56:00 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: La Enchiladita

Oh come on, you can ignore this oath. Your 'Sinators' do.


40 posted on 04/23/2006 12:06:47 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: MHGinTN

What oath?

J/K


41 posted on 04/23/2006 12:34:00 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: La Enchiladita
Since Dick Durbin has clearly violated the oath he swore upon entering office, why is he still a United States Senator?

There aren't enough Senators who uphold the oath to do anything about it.

42 posted on 04/23/2006 9:57:36 AM PDT by TigersEye (Sedition and treason are getting to be a Beltway fashion.)
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