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GOVERNMENT: Officials betray their oath of office

Letter by Thomas J. Marble, Spanaway on July 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm | 45 Comments »
July 15, 2011 1:54 pm

Our federally elected leaders solemnly swear (or affirm) to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. In my opinion this endless political game of partisan politics whose object is to support the party (take your pick) rather the people is a violation of that oath.

If our government goes into default we will suffer grievous harm to our nation, our identity, our system of government and our Constitution.

I wish it was possible to perform a mass impeachment, except that the judges and jury, conveniently, are the very ones who are about to betray us. The only other recourse that I can see is to firmly commit to refuse re-election for any incumbent from either party and to have single-term public servants until we can hold a constitutional convention and change the system our elected officials have created in our name.

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