Congressional GOP's mass violations of their Oath of Office

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    There seems to be a distinct contradiction between the Congressional Oath of office and the fact that Congress People have taken the Norquist No-Tax Pledge:

    First the Constitution states:

    Article VI:
    3: The Senators and Representatives ... shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution...

    Second, the congressional Oath of Office States:
    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) ... 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...

    Third, the Constitution States:
    Article XIV:
    4: The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law... shall not be questioned.

    It seems obvious that by taking the "Norquist No-Tax Pledge", these congresspeople were lying when they swore "that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion"

    Furthermore by refusing to increase the debt ceiling they are violating Article XIV sec. 4 and therfore violating their oath of office:
    "I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office"

    Don't believe me? (or just don't like what your reading), have a look here:


    Judge H. Lee Sarokin: Does the Norquist No-Tax Pledge Violate the Congressional Oath of Office?

    While the Constitution does not directly prescribe a method for removing Congress People, other than by the house itself, it does not exclude other methods either.

    It would fall under the jurisdiction of the federal courts to determine removal from office for these violations:

    Article III:
    Section 2
    1: The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States...

    Time to get this wingnuts out of office!
     
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    No, you’re quite correct.

    Unfortunately some will argue the ‘Norquist No-Tax Pledge’ is mere political bombast and rhetoric – that it’s not a ‘real pledge’ and no conflict exists.
     
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    It seems obvious that the GOP congress people are very seriuosly honoring that pledge. - while grossly violating their oath of office.

    Their actions speak loudly!
     
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    Party before Country...Didn't you get the Memo?
     
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    Typical socialists, don't like the majority's vote, so get them out of office by taking them to court.
    They will pay the debts owed, thus recognizing the validity of the debt. And that does not violate the Constitution.
     
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    What is it w/ Republicans and pledges? What are they in the boy scouts? This Norquist character is a real piece of............work too.
     
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    Congressperson are under no requirement to continually grow government, increase revenues and spend beyond their means. You're truly beyond belief.
     
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    I don't see anywhere in the Constitution that obligates anyone to raise taxes.

    Oh, Huffy-Puffy....That 'splains it. :rolleyes:
     
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    Can't fault the pledge so you attack the author. Weak and worthless DotCom.
     
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    No, your right, there is nothing in the Constitution requiring that taxes be raised, but there is a requirement to pay the existing debt. That's what this discussion is about.
     

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