A Modest Proposal

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on April 3, 2010

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The oath of office for members of Congress is as follows:

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 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.

See that part about “support[ing] and defend[ing] the Constitution,” “bear[ing] true faith and allegiance to the same,” and doing all of this “without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion”? It seems to be kind of important.

As such, it seems only reasonable to ask that members of Congress, in fulfillment of their oath, take the Constitution seriously. Alas, these days, quite a few of them don’t.

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