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  • Judge orders Clinton aides to be questioned under oath on emails

    02/23/2016 4:19:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 2/23/16 | Jonathan Allen
    Feb 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that U.S. State Department officials and aides to Hillary Clinton should be questioned under oath about whether the former secretary of state's use of a private email system was an effort to skirt open records laws. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan is likely to add to the uncertainty hovering over Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for the November U.S. presidential election, about the legal consequences of her decision to exclusively use a private email server in her New York home for her government work. **SNIP**...
  • Virginia GOP asks state to cancel "loyalty oath"

    01/30/2016 12:43:06 PM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 30 January 2016 | Bill Bartel
    State Republican Party leaders voted in Richmond on Saturday to ask the state to cancel a required party loyalty pledge in the March 1 GOP presidential primary. Roger Miles, a GOP state central committee member, said shortly after the unanimous voice vote that the party leaders are halting their plans because of "bad publicity." At the party's request, the State Board of Elections has been requiring all voters in the GOP primary to sign and print their name on a statement affirming "I am a Republican" before being allowed to cast a ballot. Saturday's development comes after The Pilot learned...
  • Black pastors file lawsuit seeking to stop Virginia GOP loyalty oath in March 1 primary

    01/06/2016 3:57:34 PM PST · by csvset · 25 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 6 January 2016 | Patrick Wilson
    RICHMOND Three African American pastors filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday seeking to stop the requirement that people voting in the March 1 GOP primary sign a statement saying they're Republicans. Virginia voters do not register by party and anyone can vote in a primary. But for the March 1 presidential primary, the Republican Party of Virginia asked for - and the State Board of Elections approved - use of an affiliation statement. Voters in the GOP primary must sign a form that reads: "My signature below indicates that I am a Republican." The move is allowed...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cosby's wife Camille is refusing to be grilled under oath over whether SHE supplied...

    12/31/2015 11:05:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/15 | Ben Ashford
    EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby's wife Camille is refusing to be grilled under oath over whether SHE supplied the sedatives he used to 'drug and assault women' - and knew about his sexual 'proclivities' Bill Cosby's wife Camille is adamant - she did NOT supply her husband with the prescription sedatives he is accused of using to drug and sexually assault women - and she is refusing to be grilled under oath about the comedian's infidelity, according to newly filed court documents obtained exclusively by Daily Mail Online, On the day the disgraced comedian, accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand,...
  • Why the Islamic State tells supporters to swear allegiance before dying

    12/05/2015 1:07:37 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Thomas Joscelyn
    The FBI announced today that the shootings in San Bernardino, Calif. were an "act of terrorism." The FBI's conclusion is undoubtedly based on multiple pieces of evidence, including what may turn out to be a key fact. Tashfeen Malik, who has been identified as one of the two terrorists responsible for the massacre, reportedly swore allegiance to the head of the Islamic State during the first minutes of the attack. Malik and her husband, Syed Farook, are accused of killing 14 people and wounding more than 20 others. According to multiple reports, Malik swore her fealty to Abu Bakr al...
  • Web Site: Zarqawi Pledges Allegiance to Bin Laden

    10/17/2004 11:04:39 AM PDT · by TexKat · 59 replies · 2,625+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/17/04
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A group led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden and said it was in contact with al Qaeda over operations in Iraq, according to an Internet statement posted Sunday. "We announce that the Tawhid and Jihad Group, its prince and soldiers, have pledged allegiance to the sheikh of the mujahideen Osama bin Laden," said the statement, dated Sunday and posted on several Web sites often used by militants. Washington says Zarqawi is al Qaeda's link to Iraq but the statement was the first by the group to announce its allegiance...
  • Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject disquieting element in Ferguson

    08/11/2015 3:50:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Reuters , Yahoo ^ | 8/11/15 | Scott Malone |
    FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Four white men carrying military-style rifles and sidearms added a disquieting element to riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri, when they began patrolling the streets before dawn on Tuesday, which police quickly labeled "inflammatory." The men said they were part of a group called "Oath Keepers," which describes itself as a non-partisan association of current and former U.S. soldiers, police and first responders who aim to protect the U.S. Constitution. They told reporters on the street that they were in Ferguson to protect a media organization. The men attracted immediate attention in the mostly black neighborhood, which exploded into...
  • Obama: New US Citizens Can Skip the Part of Oath That Includes Defending Country

    07/23/2015 6:18:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/22/15 | Jim Hoft
    Under Obama America is becoming a country without borders. And now it’s becoming a country without loyalty or commitment. US Soldiers take the oath of citizenship at Camp Victory in Baghdad in 2007. Barack Obama’s US Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday announced they will no longer require new citizens to pledge to “bear arms on behalf of the United States.” It doesn’t fit with Obama’s vision of America. The Examiner reported: US Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday said it will no longer require incoming U.S. citizens to pledge that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United...
  • Obama’s oath of allegiance for incoming U.S. citizens

    07/23/2015 4:02:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/15 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, Obama has been able to assemble yet another army in his fight against Americans, this one comprised by incoming immigrants who will owe virtually no allegiance to America Barack Obama’s latest immigration battering ram against unsuspecting Americans is the radical change he seeks in the current naturalization process to arrange for new immigrants to be able to skip the pledge to take up arms and defend the United States in the 65-year old American Oath of Allegiance. On Obama’s watch new immigrants, offered all the privileges, opportunities and benefits of being a naturalized American, including the right to vote,...
  • Obama Admin. Updates Eligibility Requirements To Omit Portions Of Citizenship Oath

    07/21/2015 5:43:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/21/15 | Caroline May
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is highlighting clarified guidance for those immigrants wishing to omit portions of the citizenship oath. USCIS explained Tuesday that while reciting the Oath of Allegiance is part of the naturalization process, immigrant candidates for citizenship may omit portions of the oath if they have certain religious or conscientious objections. (Snip) Under the clarified guidance from USCIS, certain immigrant candidates for citizenship do not need to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States.” USCIS explains that a candidate: •May...
  • AWESOME: Police Officer Puts Another Cop in his Place For Harassing Citizens

    07/09/2015 5:20:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Sure News ^ | 07/09/15
    “There’s a constitution that I swore and oath to so don’t’ freakin mess with it with these citizens! Do you understand me”
  • Official Oaths. How They Differ. More honored in Breach than Observance. Mayday for Civics 101.

    05/01/2015 3:30:01 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 3 replies
    May 1, 2015 | Self
    Oaths of Office- President: 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. -Wording of this oath is prescribed by the Constitution. Members of Congress: 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...
  • Sessions: 'We Took an Oath to Defend the Constitution, Not a Political Party'

    02/03/2015 5:21:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/3/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican senator Jeff Sessions will be releasing this statement responding to the Senate blocking a vote on Homeland Security funding: “House and Senate Republicans are standing together in defense of our laws, our borders, and our constituents. But Senate Democrats, following their party leaders, blocked debate on this bill—a bill which fully funds every lawful activity of DHS. What the bill does not fund are actions that violate the law. Senate Democrats are voting to protect an imperial overreach and to deny citizens control over their own government. They are advancing an open-borders agenda against the will of the American...
  • Group: Airman denied reenlistment for refusing to say 'so help me God'

    09/05/2014 10:14:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Air Force Times | September 4, 2014 | Stephen Losey
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  • Barbara Walters Decries Presidents Swearing Oath on Bible

    12/08/2013 6:53:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/07/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    As a host of the daytime talk show "The View," Barbara Walters questioned why politicians, including the presidents, swear on a Bible while taking office when there is separation of church and state. "That is very true, but it starts almost with the oath of office which usually ends with 'So help me God,'" Walters said during the talk show, after actress Jane Seymour's remarks over a new political ad by Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas in which he apologizes for backing President Barack Obama's signature health care law, or "Obamacare," and also highlights the importance of the Bible...
  • DOD Sued for Records About Removal of 'So Help Me God' from Air Force Academy Written Materials

    11/28/2013 7:25:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Oct 2013 | Tom Fitton
    There has been a wave of attacks against religious freedom inside the United States Military. There was the Air Force officer who was forced to remove a Bible from his desk because it might offend someone. There is the military chaplain who was instructed to resign his commission if he refused to “get on board” with the abolition of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. There’s the 20-year-old ethics course that was eliminated in July 2011 because it referenced scripture. And there is the painting containing a verse from scripture that was removed from the Mountain Home Air Force...
  • Battle Over Air Force Academy's Removal of 'So Help Me God' From Oath Heats Up

    11/20/2013 8:45:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/20/2013 | Alex Murashko
    The debate over the U.S. Air Force Academy's recent removal of the words "So help me God" from oaths and making the phrase instead optional for cadets has intensified as a chaplains religious liberty group is calling for the military branch to explain why the action was taken, and activists have stepped up their campaign against expressions of Christian faith within the academy located in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty said in a statement received by The Christian Post on Tuesday that it is receiving calls from concerned parents of Air Force Academy cadets about the...
  • Air Force Academy may drop God from school's loyalty pledge

    10/24/2013 7:11:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Denver Channel 7 ^ | 10-24-2013
    The U.S. Air Force Academy may drop a religious reference from an oath cadets take to swear allegiance to the school's honor code. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has protested the "so help me God" phrase that was added to the end of an oath that has cadets swearing they won't lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the religious freedom foundation says tying the honor code to a religious test violates the U.S. Constitution. The full oath reads: I, (name), having been appointed an Air Force cadet in the United States Air...
  • Judicial Watch asks: Why did the Air Force Academy remove "God" from its inductee oath?

    10/10/2013 4:03:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/30/13 | Jennifer Harper
    **SNIP** “The U.S. Air Force Academy has removed the words ‘So help me God’ from some written materials, including the oath administered to USAF inductees based upon the objections of a single atheist,” says Tom Fitton, director of Judicial Watch. **SNIP** “Unilaterally removing ‘so help me God’ from Air Force Academy materials is at odds with our nation’s history, the rule of law, and the fundamental values of the American people,” Mr. Fitton observes. “We want to get to the bottom of this controversy and it is a shame we had to go to court to try to get past...
  • Brennan's Spooky Swearing-In

    03/27/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | March 27, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President Obama's choice to be Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was approved by the Senate on a vote of 63-34, with thirteen Republicans voting to confirm him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) created quite a stir with his 13-hour filibuster against the Brennan nomination. Not until he received written assurances from Attorney General Eric Holder that U.S. citizens would not be targeted for killing by drones on U.S. soil would the doughty Kentuckian stand down. Good for him. John Brennan then proceeded to take the Oath of Office, as administered by Vice...
  • Enemies Foreign and Domestic

    05/06/2013 9:45:55 PM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 5/6/2013 | Rich Galen
    Every Member of Congress and commissioned officer (civilian and military) in federal service as well as every enlisted service member takes an oath that requires they promise to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic …" This oath is required by statute. The Presidential oath, the only oath in the Constitution, does not contain that language:
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Nusrah Front ( Syria) emerge as rebranded single entity

    04/10/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | April 9, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Image that accompanied Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's audiotape announcing the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The flag was originally al Qaeda in Iraq's banner, but has been adopted by other al Qaeda affiliated and associated groups. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. The emir of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (also known as Abu Dua), has announced a new brand for his organization's efforts: the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." The new name replaces all previous brands used by al Qaeda's affiliates in Iraq and Syria, including the...
  • Making the Case to Not Join the Military

    04/05/2013 10:54:02 AM PDT · by Marine Sentinel · 4 replies
    The Marine Sentinel ^ | 04/05/2013 | Marine Sentinel
    We all know what jackbooted thugs TSA agents can be. Between the gropings and stopping the insidious smuggling of toothpaste, peanut butter and more than 3 oz. of just about any liquid, it’s a wonder that they have time for anything else.Every year, the TSA confiscates hundreds of thousands of items. Last year alone, over 880,000 items were confiscated or recovered after being left behind. Some of these items are dangerous, some are illegal, and some are just plain weird.confiscated by the TSA.
  • Brennan takes oath on draft Constitution—without Bill of Rights

    03/08/2013 7:13:18 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3:00 PM CDT | Olivier Knox
    Vice President Joe Biden swears in CIA Director John Brennan at the White House, March 8, 2013. This is probably not the symbolism the White House wanted. Hours after CIA Director John Brennan took the oath of office—behind closed doors, far away from the press, perhaps befitting his status as America's top spy—the White House took pains to emphasize the symbolism of the ceremony.
  • Brennan Takes Oath on Draft Constitution— Without Bill of Rights

    03/08/2013 4:47:17 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 08, 2013 | Olivier Knox
    Oh, dear. This is probably not the symbolism the White House wanted. Hours after CIA Director John Brennan took the oath of office—behind closed doors, far away from the press, perhaps befitting his status as America's top spy—the White House took pains to emphasize the symbolism of the ceremony. “There's one piece of this that I wanted to note for you,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at their daily briefing. “Director Brennan was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution that had George Washington's personal handwriting and annotations on it, dating from 1787.” Earnest said...
  • Proposed AZ bill would require loyalty oath for HS students to graduate

    01/25/2013 4:10:57 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 30 replies
    KTAR ^ | Jan. 23, 2013 | Aaron Granillo
    PHOENIX -- Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would give Arizona high school seniors the option to recite a loyalty oath before they graduate. Originally, House Bill 2467 would have made the oath a prerequisite for graduation from any public high school in the state. The Arizona Capitol Times reported the change Tuesday. "To me it's not a Republican bill, it's not a Democrat bill, it's an American bill," said Rep. Steve Smith of Maricopa, one of the bill's sponsors. "People feel that our high school kids that will be adults should understand their role as an American citizen."
  • President Barack Obama takes ceremonial oath of office, heralding second term as president

    01/21/2013 12:29:41 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-21-2013 | AP
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  • Oath keeping sheriffs provide sharp contrast to oath breaking general

    01/09/2013 4:48:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    Sheriff Scott Berry, of Oconee County, Georgia, may or may not be affiliated with the Oath Keepers (active duty and retired military and law enforcement personnel who have taken an oath to disobey unconstitutional orders, with orders to disarm the American people listed first). Whether officially a member of Oath Keepers or not, a recent decision of his makes it clear that he embodies the same noble principles that drive that group. Sheriff Berry, upon discovering that a local supplier of firearms and law enforcement gear would no longer sell semi-automatic rifles to non-law enforcement personnel, announced that his department...
  • President Obama to be Sworn in on January 21st. Please, no Swearing! [Satire}

    01/07/2013 1:19:00 PM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 7, 2012 | Dan Miller
    This is a guest post by my confidential White House informant, The Extraordinarily Honorable I.M. Totus, Teleprompter of the United States. Although not writing in his official capacity, he is uniquely familiar with happenings at the White House. As his article also shows, he is a great constitutional scholar second only to President Obama. It will be an historically different first. President Obama will make us all even more proud of him! The Oath of OfficeTraditionally, presidents have taken this oath of office prescribed by Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I...
  • Press fear Obama private swearing in

    12/07/2012 3:17:23 PM PST · by thouworm · 164 replies
    Politico ^ | December 7, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    The White House Correspondents Association is strongly urging the Obama administration to allow press access to the president’s official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, following indications from inauguration committee officials that the event could potentially be closed to the press. “Mindful of the historic nature of this occasion, we expect the White House will continue the long tradition of opening the President’s official swearing-in to full press access, and we as an organization are looking forward to working with the administration to make that happen,” Ed Henry, the Fox News correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents Association, said...
  • I WILL NOT PAY (Vanity)

    06/29/2012 5:03:30 AM PDT · by Turbo Pig · 57 replies
    Self | 06/29/2012 | Turbo Pig
    This is a personal declaration, which I wish to make in front of Free Republic, and anyone who comes across it. As a whole, the ACA (aka ObamaCare) is bad law; in that through it the government is over stepping its bounds and is becoming more overly intrusive in the daily lives of Americans. The mandate, now tax, is especially onerous, because it penalizes American citizens for non activity. With the Supreme Court ruling on June 28th, 2012, the government now has precedent to try and force Americans, who are literally doing nothing into activity, through the threat of a...
  • Trouble For Romney at Arizona Meeting (Romney Loyalty Oath?)

    04/22/2012 8:45:17 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | April 20, 2012 · 5:24 pm | Gary P Jackson
    If the dust up at the GOP meeting in Arizona is any indication, if one isn’t ready to pledge 100% loyalty to Mitt Romney, he’s not interested in seeing or hearing from you. It’s long been worried that Mitt would blow off the base of the party if elected, incidents like this do nothing to set these fears aside. Mitt Romney held a meeting in Scottsdale with top Republicans, hoping to convince the undecideds to throw their support behind him, as …. let’s face it …. his nomination is all but a fait accompli. Mitt offered attendees a chance to...
  • The Solemn Oath of the U.S. President

    03/12/2012 9:11:10 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 12, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    REFLECTIONS ON PRESIDENTIAL OBLIGATIONS Ever think about every president’s first official act? Before he can do anything else, before he can make a binding appointment or issue a single order, he swears a solemn oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. Normally, a Supreme Court Justice administers the oath in public (though a lesser representative of the judicial system may stand in, if it’s an emergency; Calvin Coolidge was sworn in by his father upon the death of Warren Harding, for example). The U.S. president is not crowned by a bishop in a religious ceremony;...
  • We cannot continue a replay of 2008 if we intend a different result.

    02/16/2012 10:26:20 AM PST · by VaConstitution · 2 replies
    Journal of Constitutional Rest from Virginia ^ | 02-15-2012 | Constitutional Reset
    When Romney's neo-con supporters make Romney win through voting fraud his neo-con supporters poison the well and make everyone lose.  The only way I can seen to wash the taint of criminal ambition out of the Republican Party in time to save the 2012 election is for a truly open transparent convention beginning with a proper invocation, followed by the the US Pledge of Allegiance, the Republican Creed and an every member oath/affirmation of there duty as it currently obligated by law.  The National Republican Party must formally man-up to their duty or lose. Many Republicans now look for a hero/ine to arise from the convention...
  • Pledge Is One of Many Oaths I’ve Been Proud to Take (Pledge of Allegiance)

    06/22/2011 12:23:33 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 9 replies
    Register Guard ^ | June 22, 2011 | Pat Parr
    On Sept. 7, 1965, I stepped into an American classroom for the first time. I was nervous, but in that the Beatles had been on the Ed Sullivan Show just before that and I had a similar English accent (Sheffield, not Liverpool), I was quite a novelty and the nerves soon went away. Then, without warning, I was asked, along with all of the other kids in Mrs. Imhoff’s sixth-grade class at East Elementary in Tillamook, to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. I didn’t know the words, but Debbie Johnson, standing next to me, did. And she was proud to...
  • Court won't hear challenge to 'So help me God'

    05/16/2011 8:08:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/16/11
    The Supreme Court is brushing aside an atheist's challenge to religion in government, refusing to hear a complaint about President Barack Obama adding "so help me God" to his inaugural oath of office. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Michael Newdow, who argued that government references to God are unconstitutional and infringe on his religious beliefs. Many presidents have added "so help me God" to the oath.
  • It's NOT 'What the American People Want' - It's what our Constitution requires

    04/21/2011 9:53:27 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 13 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | April 21, 2011 | Mark Alexander
    "In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." --Thomas Jefferson The oft-repeated mantra of Barack Hussein Obama and his Leftist cadres is that their public service obligation is to accomplish "what the American people want." At best, this constitutes a gross misinterpretation of the constitutional role of the executive, and at worst, it wholly and maliciously discards the intent of that august Founding text. If not for Obama's patently obvious Socialist agenda, the populist appeal of this mantra might be excused as...
  • Does Obama Think His OathIs to the United Nations?

    03/18/2011 5:23:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/18/11 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    After weeks of failing to provide even strong rhetorical support for the uprising in Libya — an uprising in pursuit of liberty and against a United States adversary — President Obama has now apparently decided that he has sufficient international authorization to act. This begs two questions: Where is Congress on Libya? And does President Obama think he took an oath to the United States Constitution, or to the United Nations Charter? Obama said today that the United States has moved “swiftly” on Libya (one would hate to see “not swiftly”)
  • This Lawless President

    03/03/2011 5:36:29 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 10 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/3/11 | Alaphiah
    How quickly did he forget? He swore an oath. it was completely unforced. To faithfully execute the office of the presidency, he swore it you heard it, I heard it. If he didn’t want the job as it is prescribed, he shouldn’t have taken it. He swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So how in God’s name does a person swear that oath before God but after attaining the office he then works to destroy the very thing he swore to protect? In our Constitutional Republic, we are governed by three co-equal branches of...
  • Alaska Gov: Enacting Health Care Law May Violate Oath (SHAZAM!)

    02/04/2011 2:29:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/04/11
    Alaska Gov: Enacting Health Care Law May Violate OathPublished February 04, 2011 Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday he has asked his attorney general to advise him on whether implementing and enforcing the federal health care overhaul would put Parnell in violation of his oath of office. A federal judge in Florida this week struck down the law as unconstitutional in a case joined by 26 states, including Alaska. A major point of contention is a provision requiring citizens to buy health insurance. Parnell told reporters that he took an oath to support and defend...
  • Two House Republicans Skipped Swearing-In to Meet with Political Donors

    01/06/2011 9:36:21 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 63 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/7/10 | Meredith Jessup
    Two Republican members of Congress have come under scrutiny after skipping the House of Representatives’ swearing in ceremony Wednesday to meet with political donors at the Capitol Visitors Center. The gaffe is gaining critical traction among liberals who point out that the U.S. Constitution requires members to be sworn in before casting votes. Sessions and Fitzpatrick watch the swear-in on television in the Capitol Visitors Center (Image: Bucks County Courier Times) On Thursday, Rep. Pete Sessions made a motion to open debate on the GOP‘s plan to repeal the Obama administration’s 2010 health care overhaul — an action that can...
  • Votes of GOP lawmakers who missed swearing-in ruled invalid

    01/06/2011 3:49:26 PM PST · by Hawk720 · 17 replies
    Wash Post ^ | January 6, 2010 | Felicia Sonmez
    The votes cast during the first days of the congressional session by two Republican lawmakers who skipped Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony will be invalidated, House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-Calif.) said Thursday. Dreier made the announcement at a meeting of the Rules Committee after it became clear that Reps. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) had cast votes during the first two days of the 112th Congress despite having not technically been sworn into office. According to a report in The Hill, GOP leaders became aware that Sessions and Fitzpatrick had missed Wednesday's swearing-in after a photo surfaced of...
  • Sessions never sworn-in; could affect health repeal bill timing

    01/06/2011 3:49:28 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 6, 2011 | Shawna Thomas and Domenico Montanaro
    Three would-be members of Congress were never sworn in yesterday, including National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, which could have an impact on when the health care repeal bill is brought to the floor. The Texas Republican is a member of the Rules Committee, which has been engrossed all day in debating how to bring the health-care repeal bill to the floor. Debate on the bill is supposed to begin tomorrow, and it is supposed to be voted on Wednesday. But the news that Sessions -- who participated in debate and votes today in committee -- wasn't sworn in...
  • Jan Brewer takes oath for full term as Arizona governor (address transcript & video)

    01/04/2011 7:22:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    KVOA ^ | 1/03/11
    Brewer takes oath for full term as Arizona governorPosted: Jan 3, 2011 3:39 PM PHOENIX (KPNX) - Republican Jan Brewer on Monday took the oath for a full four-year term as Arizona's governor, acknowledging she faces "an unfinished task" in resolving the state's budget crisis. "We will keep faith with the people who have placed their sacred trust in us," Brewer said. "And, when we have fulfilled our calling here, we intend to leave Arizona with a budget that is balanced, fueled by private enterprise, unencumbered by heavy regulations and unnecessary rules." Two months after her general election win over...
  • Republican Party Loyalty Oath [Have you taken the Oath?]

    12/16/2010 2:40:43 PM PST · by davidosborne · 57 replies · 3+ views
    RepLoyalWeb.pdf ^ | TODAY | David Osborne
    Republican Party of Florida Party Loyalty Oath I, _______________________________, swear and/or affirm that during my term of (Name of Member – Please write clearly) office I will not actively, publicly, or financially support the election of any candidate other than the Republican Candidate in a partisan unitary, general or special election, or a registered Republican in non-partisan elections, other than Judicial races governed under Florida Statute 105, if there is a registered Republican running for the same office.
  • What's Next in the Political Arena? How about "Keep Your Oath!" Rallies?

    11/06/2010 7:01:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 4 November, 2010 | Mike Vanderboegh
    I received over the electronic transom an idea that I certainly think is worthy. If you do as well, why not forward it to every Tea Party, Libertarian and Second Amendment activist you know? Mike III "Keep Your Oath" Rallies The GOP has taken the House of Representatives and many state houses across the country. Most of us who have worked so hard to elect these people think that now we can rest until next year. Unfortunately, the lobbyists and party machines don't think that way. They spent yesterday figuring out the legislative lay of the land and they are...
  • The Oath Keeper - Villain Or Valiant?

    08/29/2010 2:18:52 PM PDT · by Moozle · 21 replies
    Americn Thinker ^ | 8/29/2010 | Jon Watts
    It has been proposed by various groups and individuals that an organization known as "Oath Keepers" is racist, seditious, hateful, and pernicious. I'm here to tell you the real story. I have been a member of Oath Keepers since August 2009. My member number is under 500. There are currently over 10,000 dues paying members, and tens of thousands on their Facebook site. I have seen the inner workings since the early days as the acting Alaska State Chapter President; truly, a view from the inside. Let's set aside the controversy for a moment, and examine the term "Oath Keeper"....
  • ICE Will Release Illegal Alien Data ("millions of convicted criminal aliens released")

    08/08/2010 8:25:54 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 7, 2010 | STAFF
    Prince William County, Va. - Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials will release to Prince William authorites the identities and final disposition of every convicted criminal illegal immigrant apprehended in the county and turned over to ICE, said Chairman Corey A. Stewart on Saturday. Stewart indicated that this reversed three years of "stiff-armed" responses by ICE to the same question. "They've also said they will increase detention center space in Virginia to hold illegal aliens until deportation. It won't solve the problem, but it will help alleviate the prob-lem." Stewart says "this data is the tip of the iceberg" and will...
  • Ex-congressman: President a 'threat,' must be impeached

    07/24/2010 9:13:04 PM PDT · by Freedom Frayed · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 23,2010 | Bob Unruh
    A former congressman and GOP presidential candidate says for current members of the House and Senate to uphold their oath of office that includes the defense of the United States against enemies "foreign and domestic," they need to be filing impeachment charges against Barack Obama. Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., joined what has become a growing surge of those recommending the ultimate solution for apresident they believe not only has disagreeable policies, but is participating in actions that damage the nation.
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