To listen to ‘progressives’ (Democrats) in office it is a only a privilege to own a firearm. Maybe they are talking about ‘somewhere else’ in the world, where there are dictators or Monarchies, certainly not here in the United States, or are they? I can find no ‘Bill of Privileges’ anywhere within our Constitution, if you can, please show it to me, it is possible that I overlooked it.
I will show you word for word, each oath to office that our glorious ‘leaders’ must take, first for the President, and then the one Congress takes.
Presidential Oath; I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, I will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. (So Help me God. -optional)
The oath Congress swears is a bit different, it specifies they shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution, at the start of each new U.S. Congress, so it should be even more fresh in their minds. Everything considered, any person is only as good as his/her word, regardless of how much money or supposed status they may have.
This is the Congressional Oath; 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. –optional)
In these United States it may be considered Treason or a High Crime to betray a sworn oath of Office. Our elected officials need to be reminded of this from time to time, lest they forget. Their oaths to office encompass our ENTIRE Constitution, this includes our Second Amendment, like it or not! If they try to unconstitutionally usurp our Right to bear arms, they have BETRAYED their oaths to office, period. And whatever stems from that betrayal will be of their own doing, and ultimately, their undoing.
Mark Shean-written 3-4-2010 www.mafirearmsafety.com