This is a subject that has been on my mind quite a bit lately as I watch the acts of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the President and the Supreme Court.
There is a clause in the basic Oath of Office that every member of these offices swears to before they begin their duties at that is: “[I] will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” This is such an important part of this Oath and it is obvious many of these representatives have forgotten what it means, if they ever knew.
We understand that Congress makes laws and the President signs them into law, and sometimes cases are appealed to the Supreme Court in which one of these laws is under question. We are taught that the Supreme Court is the body that decides if a law is Constitutional and I make the case that this notion is a load of crap.
Because of the Oath of Office, each representative is charge with protecting, preserving and defending the Constitution. I believe that since they take this oath, that part of their duty is to examine any law or action they are to make/pass and determine if it fits the guidelines of the Constitution. If not, it should be immediately thrown out, in order to protect, preserve and defend the Constitution. Cases examining the Constitutionality of a law should never make it to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court was set up to be an impartial body to judge cases between states, legal bodies, the USA and countries, etc… It is now being used to push political agendas, just like every other branch of our government.
Without our Constitution being adhered to at all levels, we have no reason to follow any laws. If our Constitution is ignored in any part, and we let it be, the whole document becomes null and void. The Constitution is only a living document by the process of amendment. No other action affects the Constitution itself and if in violation of the Constitution, it is illegal by nature.
Americans, stop consenting to the violation of our Constitution by the election of those who will not protect it. Our Constitution was created to limit the powers of governments, not the freedoms of the people. It was intended to protect us from those who would rule us as we were intended to rule ourselves.