Thursday, January 6, 2011

Finally, a good example to follow! In politics?

Yesterday the balance of power shifted in the House and Republican John Boehner became the speaker.  His first act was to have the entire house read the Constitution of the United States of America.  I do not recall in recent history when another professional politician made such a common sense decision.  The next thing you know he will have them reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before each meeting.  Wouldn't that be revolutionary?  They still may not make good decisions in the spirit of the Constitution that affect US, but at least we know that they have read it and we can hold them accountable.

I, David Williams, 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; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

I have taken the above oath 11 times during my career even though it never expires.  If you have taken that oath or a similar one EVER, you might want to brush up on the constitution as well.  Might as well follow a good example.  If you have not taken the oath, you do not need to join the service...read the Constitution, take an oath, and take some action.  As Jack Spearco put it "the revolution is you"!
 
It might not hurt to brush up on the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, You might be surprised but a lot of Americans couldn't tell you the difference.