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Oath of office, Military, Congress, Cub scouts, US Constitution, Duty, Citizen Wells open thread, November 22, 2010

Oath of office, Military, Congress, Cub scouts, US Constitution, Duty

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

Oath: a solemn appeal to a deity, or to some revered person or thing, to witness one’s determination to speak the truth, to keep a promise, etc.: to testify upon oath.

“I, [name], 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.”…US Military officer’s oath of office

Officers in the service of the United States are bound by this oath to disobey any order that violates the Constitution of the United States.

“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.”
Congressional oath of office

One of my friends who I see with some regularity always sees me working on my computer and often on this blog. He asked me recently why I do not take a day off from writing on this blog. I responded with one word, duty. It is my duty.

The first oath that I took.

Cub Scout Promise

“I, (say your name), promise
to DO MY BEST
To do my DUTY to GOD
And my Country
To HELP other people, and
To OBEY the LAW of the Pack.”

Cub Scout Motto

“DO YOUR BEST”

LTC Terry Lakin takes his oath seriously. He is facing court martial.

http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com/

CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret), takes his oath seriously. He is the plaintiff in Kerchner v Obama. He and his attorney, Mario Apuzzo have a  Petition for Writ of Certiorari scheduled for Conference tomorrow, November 23, 2010, before the US Supreme Court.

http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2010/11/washington-times-scotus-kerchner-v.html

Members of Congress, we demand that you follow your oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;”

Duty, MA Senate race, Scott Brown, Massachusetts National Guard, Lt. Colonel, Judge Advocate Generals, JAG, Army Commendation Medal, meritorious service in homeland security, MA state senator, Help elect Scott Brown

Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.”…Robert E. Lee

I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty;
I woke, and found that life was Duty.
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, sad heart, courageously,
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A noonday light and truth to thee…Ellen Stugis Hooper

I was discussing politics, the internet and news reporting during the past several years with an older friend of mine yesterday. The word and concept of duty came up and I was instantly reminded of one of my favorte quotes spoken by Kathryn Hepburn in the movie “Rooster Cogburn”, one of my favorite movies.

Scott Brown is running for US Senator from MA. Scott Brown is a fine example of living a life of duty.
From the Scott Brown for US Senate website.
“Senator Brown is a proud member of the Massachusetts National Guard, where he has served for nearly three decades and currently holds the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Judge Advocate Generals (JAG) Corps. Brown was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in homeland security following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. His career in public service began as selectman in Wrentham. He then went on to serve three terms as a State Representative and won his current State Senate seat in a special election in 2004. He is currently in his third Senate term.
 
In 2004, Senator Brown received the  Public Servant of the Year Award from the United Chamber of Commerce for his leadership in reforming the state’s sex offender laws and protecting the rights of victims. He has also been recognized by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) for his work in creating an environment that encourages job growth and expansion in Massachusetts.”

We all have important duties to fulfill. Certainly, voting is one of them. We must do more than simply voting ourselves. We must stay involved, stay informed and encourage others to do the same. We must help elect Scott Brown for the good of the country and the good of the citizens of MA.
Six degrees of separation

“Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. ”

Contact everyone you know, ask them to do the same and contact people in MA. Urge them to vote for Scott Brown. Let them know we are beside them.