As required by Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution, Members of Congress shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution. Representatives, delegates, and the resident commissioner all take the oath of office on the first day of the new Congress, immediately after the House has elected its Speaker. The Speaker of the House administers the oath of office as follows:
“I, (name of Member), 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.”
THIS IS LOBBYIST, GROVER NORQUIST, THE HEAD OF “AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM.” HE GETS THE REPUBLICANS YOU ELECT TO SIGN THIS PLEDGE WHICH HE HOLDS OVER THEIR HEADS THREATENING TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST THEM IF THEY STRAY FROM THE PLEDGE. HERE IS THE INFAMOUS PLEDGE:
THIS SEEMINGLY INNOCUOUS PIECE OF PAPER
THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE
AND THE PROPER EXECUTION
91% OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE FED UP!
- Grover Norquist’s hold on the GOP (cbsnews.com)
- Doug Kendall: For Super-Committee, It’s “Gridlock Grover” Norquist or the Constitution (huffingtonpost.com)
- I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO…Grover Norquist??? (goodolewoody.wordpress.com)
- He and Bachmann could be BFFs! (freethoughtblogs.com)
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