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Idea: Citizens Take Oath to Constitution to Protect and Defend

Posted on 03/23/2010 10:01:37 AM PDT by Heartlander2

In Colorado, during a Tea Party protest at the state capitol during the Health Care debate last Sunday, a vet lead all of us (enmasse) in an oath similar to the ones taken by members of the armed services and congress, raising our hands in allegiance to the Constitution to support and defend. At our largest upcoming Tea Party gathering in Colorado (Tax Day Tea Party), we are considering using the standard oath, led by a vet and asking all participating citizens to raise their right hand while making the oath. The "office" referred to in the oath would be one of "American Patriot".

This could be a good commitment for all who attend gatherings nationwide and could be an effective statement of our resolve as patriots. Thoughts?

I, (state your 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.


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1 posted on 03/23/2010 10:01:37 AM PDT by Heartlander2
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To: Heartlander2; CaptainAmiigaf

I, Mrs BS Roberts, do solemnly swear, 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.

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2 posted on 03/23/2010 10:04:29 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Heartlander2

Our Enemies do not play by rules. They care not for promises or taking oaths. As long as we play by rules, we will be had. We are beyond that now and had better realize it. Kind of like playing by current rules of engagement against the British during 1st Revolution, we didn’t start winning until we went guerilla.


3 posted on 03/23/2010 10:04:30 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: Heartlander2

I like it!


4 posted on 03/23/2010 10:05:18 AM PDT by libsrscum (Obama causes cancer.)
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To: Heartlander2
Excellent idea. After taking the oath, join Oath Keepers.

Oath Keepers was founded last year on April 19 at Lexington Green, MA. It is a non-partisan association of currently serving and retired military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill their Oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Civilians are welcome to join as Citizen Associate members.

I am a Citizen Associate member of Oath Keepers, and we have a growing state group here in Alabama. Our local group is led by a Peace Officer in a neighboring town and is well represented by currently serving and retired LEO's and military. They have stated vehemently that they will stand against tyranny. See: Declaration Of Orders We Will Not Obey

I'd encourage you to join your Oath Keepers state group and then go out and recruit state and local LEO's. Include active and retired military, mayors and city/county council members, and other citizens in your efforts. You do not have to join Oath Keepers national to participate in the organization.


”Oath

Oath Keepers


Click here to join your State Group



5 posted on 03/23/2010 10:05:39 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Heartlander2

Yeah, maybe we could all pay some money to do it too.


6 posted on 03/23/2010 10:05:45 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: jacknhoo

pay who?


7 posted on 03/23/2010 10:06:22 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts
OK, I'm game. Having taken this oath before as a member of the Armed Services of the United States, I have no reservations:

I, libsrscum, do solemnly swear, 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. next....

8 posted on 03/23/2010 10:08:09 AM PDT by libsrscum (Obama causes cancer.)
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To: Heartlander2

Bill O’Reilly maligned the Tea Party folks last night. I wanted to put my fist through the TV. I hit the OFF button instead. BOR will never be on my TV again.

BOR one day will be begging his Liberal friends for health care. Good luck buddy.


9 posted on 03/23/2010 10:08:24 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: EdReform

A friend of mine who is an LEO told me about Oath Keepers several months ago. I joined immediately. Keep the flame burning!


10 posted on 03/23/2010 10:09:22 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts

I, the father of Mrs. B. S. Roberts took this oath as an 18 year old sailor. I hereby REPEAT and REVOW this oath, which is as important to me as it was so many years ago.
So help me GOD.
Hi, Honey


11 posted on 03/23/2010 10:09:55 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Just cut my Direct TV service today. You’ll feel better. It’s a good day to do it also.

They asked why, I said Obama


12 posted on 03/23/2010 10:14:07 AM PDT by listenhillary (Capitalism = billions raised from poverty, Socialism = billions reduced to starvation)
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To: Heartlander2

I, Listenhillary do solemnly swear, 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.


13 posted on 03/23/2010 10:15:25 AM PDT by listenhillary (Capitalism = billions raised from poverty, Socialism = billions reduced to starvation)
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To: libsrscum; CaptainAmiigaf

“...and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, So help me God”

I think I should ammend to it to:

“...and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of a true and loyal American Citizen, so help me God”

because I think it IS the duty of American citizen to protect our Constitution! Any thoughts on my ammendment? ok?


14 posted on 03/23/2010 10:15:36 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Heartlander2

I took that oath prior to my enlistment in the U.S.A.F. and as far as I’m concerned it’s still in effect.


15 posted on 03/23/2010 10:15:54 AM PDT by puppypusher
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To: Heartlander2
To do that we would have to organize an army and march on Washington. I don't think anyone has the will for that anymore, and the Democrats/Progressive/Commies know it.

I fear our republic is toast.

16 posted on 03/23/2010 10:16:59 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey Barack Hubris Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I have the will fellow patriot.

Let’s march!


17 posted on 03/23/2010 10:17:45 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Heartlander2

I took the following oath in April 1969 upon entry into the United States Army. As far as I can tell, it did not expire when I was discharged in April 1972. “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.” Note the part about “all enemies, foreign and domestic” and the part about “according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice”. Illegal orders,or those given by usurpers are not required to be obeyed.


18 posted on 03/23/2010 10:20:54 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: Heartlander2

We took that oath here in Atlanta, GA LAST April 15th.....

20,000 of us....

;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2hp24uMXz8


19 posted on 03/23/2010 10:21:29 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: listenhillary
A thought for a civilian version of the Oath:

replace:
...and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter...

with:
...and that I will well and faithfully uphold my responsibilities as a free citizen of the United States of America...

So help me God.

20 posted on 03/23/2010 10:21:35 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: libsrscum
"OK, I'm game. Having taken this oath before as a member of the Armed Services of the United States, I have no reservations:"

Nor do I, also having served in the military over a decade ago...

I, EnigmaticAnomaly, do solemnly swear, 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. next....

21 posted on 03/23/2010 10:22:26 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: my small voice

I fear that in my lifetime (I am 40) it is going to become time for average, law abiding citizens to start killing things and breaking people.

I pray to God that day never comes, but there is a frightful odor in the air that causes me to fear for my nation and it’s people. Tyranny must and shall be opposed. Freedom must and shall be defended.

Hopefully no one jumps the gun on this, there are many things that can happen to stave off a violent response. I hope and pray that the USSC shreds the HCB in record time and saves this nation from bloody hell.


22 posted on 03/23/2010 10:23:30 AM PDT by Grunthor (Over YOUR dead body!)
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts

Pretty good, not bad at all :)


23 posted on 03/23/2010 10:24:05 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Join oathkeepers
We are growing fast.
Just think what we can do to protect our families in the future if we all oathkeepers.
Something has to be done to stand up to these communist
muslims in washington.

CHECK US OUT
oathkeepers.org


24 posted on 03/23/2010 10:25:13 AM PDT by manonCANAL
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To: Max in Utah

That works.


25 posted on 03/23/2010 10:25:37 AM PDT by listenhillary (Capitalism = billions raised from poverty, Socialism = billions reduced to starvation)
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To: Heartlander2
I already did.

"I,____________, do solemnly swear 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."

Now if we could just get our politicians to live up to theirs.
Or hold them accountable when they do not.
26 posted on 03/23/2010 10:39:58 AM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: Heartlander2; astyanax; shooter223; All

Given our nation’s current circumstances, may I respectfully recommend that all who are presently civilians take the oath intended for military officers.

That oath does not include the phrase “…and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States”.


27 posted on 03/23/2010 10:53:23 AM PDT by frog in a pot (Wake up America! The Socialists are winning the long war against you and your Constitution!)
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts

“Idea: Citizens Take Oath to Constitution to Protect and Defend”

I already have when I worked for the government....

and my hubby did when he was enlisted....

so we’re one step ahead.... ;0)


28 posted on 03/23/2010 10:54:27 AM PDT by DrewsMum (Am I the only one that forgets I'm not on FB & tries to "like" freeper comments?)
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To: frog in a pot

Hear! Hear!


29 posted on 03/23/2010 10:54:30 AM PDT by Heartlander2
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To: listenhillary
Just cut my Direct TV service today. You’ll feel better. It’s a good day to do it also. They asked why, I said Obama

AWESOME ! ! ! I did the same thing when the perpetraitor in chief was ELECTED ! Cancel all credit cards too, if you can...

30 posted on 03/23/2010 11:01:26 AM PDT by Huebolt (Some people are born to be slaves. They register as democrats.)
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To: Heartlander2
This will be the third oath I pledged in my lifetime, and I proudly reaffirm it:

I, TheBlueMax, do solemnly swear, 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, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of a true and loyal American Citizen, so help me God”.

31 posted on 03/23/2010 11:06:37 AM PDT by TheBlueMax ("Will kill foreigners so you don't have too!" U.S.Military)
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To: Heartlander2

I, patriotldy22, do solemnly swear , 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.


32 posted on 03/23/2010 11:25:31 AM PDT by patriotldy22
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To: astyanax

And now it’s time for us to take a stand. It’s time to DO.


33 posted on 03/23/2010 11:26:43 AM PDT by Observations (One Free American Patriot)
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To: listenhillary

God will bless you for your actions.


34 posted on 03/23/2010 11:27:23 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: puppypusher

My oath taken as I entered the USAF is still in effect.


35 posted on 03/23/2010 11:29:34 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Racist OBAMA will accuse America of racism to justify his amnesty proposal.)
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To: Heartlander2

I took that oath when I joined the Army in 1969. As Uncle Ethan put it, “A man’s only good for one oath at a time”.


36 posted on 03/23/2010 11:36:55 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: frog in a pot

I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution.
That still applies.
The President doesn’t have the authority to give orders to civilians.


37 posted on 03/23/2010 11:41:52 AM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: Grunthor

I think you are right and I share your fear. I have a bad feeling about this in the pit of my stomach.


38 posted on 03/23/2010 11:47:46 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Nah, BOR has enough money to go to Costa Rica if need be for his medical care. Just like Rush and all the other rich.

The only people up the creek are all us schmoes who can't afford to go somewhere else, but will instead have to wait in line while some bureaucrat panel decides whether we are worth saving.

39 posted on 03/23/2010 1:28:03 PM PDT by Emile ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- A. Huxley)
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To: astyanax

“The President doesn’t have the authority to give orders to civilians.”

Which is why it is important to not give him that authority via any oath such as the one you set out in #26.


40 posted on 03/23/2010 2:40:38 PM PDT by frog in a pot (Wake up America! The Socialists are winning the long war against you and your Constitution!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Not so

Wait

Soon

But not now


41 posted on 03/23/2010 6:28:17 PM PDT by Steve Newton (Pappy)
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To: Heartlander2

42 posted on 03/23/2010 8:24:24 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: OrioleFan

What were they doing in those two mosques? I assume they were SWhi’ite.. Maybe Pelosi will fall in..


43 posted on 03/24/2010 12:22:24 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

“Shi’ite”


44 posted on 03/24/2010 12:22:43 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

I wanted to have them sharing a toilet, but I’m not that good of an artist - had to take what MS Office gave me.


45 posted on 03/24/2010 9:57:30 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: OrioleFan

LOL!


46 posted on 03/24/2010 12:43:15 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: my small voice
Our Enemies do not play by rules.

Indeed. One major difficulty with taking an oath to uphold the Constitution is that when those in power grossly violate the rules under which they are supposed to operate, it may be necessary to use remedies not specified by those rules.

For example, if a Home Plate Umpire were to consistently call "Strike" on pitches by one team which roll to the plate (batters not swinging), and the Umpire-In-Chief happened to be a different official, I would suggest that after a certain point it might be appropriate for the Umpire-In-Chief to suspend and cancel the game for "inclement weather" even if the sky was perfectly clear. To be sure, there would be no legitimate basis for a weather cancellation, but declaring the game "rained out" would be less detrimental to the sport of baseball than declaring it to have been won by the Home Plate Umpire's favored team.

47 posted on 03/24/2010 4:26:18 PM PDT by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: libsrscum

I like it too.


48 posted on 03/24/2010 11:00:44 PM PDT by no dems (Palin / Rubio 2012)
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To: Heartlander2
In connection with your excellent suggestion, Heartlander, this site might be of interest to FReepers — Oath Keepers.

Thank you so much for your post!

49 posted on 03/25/2010 9:13:33 AM PDT by betty boop (Moral law is not rooted in factual laws of nature; they only tell us what happens, not what ought to)
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To: betty boop

You (and others) are most welcome. Come on, Patriots!


50 posted on 03/25/2010 9:22:38 AM PDT by Heartlander2
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