The Oath has three parts to it:
1.) I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic - I will defend the U.S. Constitution against ALL enemies.
2.) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same - I pledge my complete loyalty to the U.S. Constitution.
3.) 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 will obey the orders of the Commander in Chief, and all Officers superior to me, according to Military law (The U.C.M.J. is subordinate to the Constitution and applies only to members of the Armed Forces).
Back in those days I still believed in my Government, and equated Country with Government, assuming that what was good for one, had to be good for the other. After all, "We The People" are the Government. Right? As President Lincoln said: "Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people." I understood what a foreign enemy was: Communist China, Cuba, the Soviet Union and its Eastern block. I further understood a domestic enemy to be traitorous U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who would advocate/attempt violent overthrow of the U.S. Government and subversion of the U.S. Constitution: The Anarchist Movement, The American Communist Worker's Party, etc.
I gave my word, on my honor, to the American people, that I will stand up for the U.S. Constitution against ALL enemies, even if those enemies are members of the U.S. Government. The Government? No, members of the Government. The criminal entities that work to subvert our Constitution in every branch of Government. I still hold dearly to the belief that we are a "Government of the People, by the People, for the People," but a Government in exile. For example: When the Executive Branch proposes (through one of their vassals ie. Senators Leahy, Daschle, and Graham, or Representatives Sensenbrenner and Oxley) a self-serving and BLATANTLY Unconstitutional bill (the USA PATRIOT Act or the Military Commissions Act), citing the spurious excuse that it is vital to the defense of America*, the Legislative Branch passes the bill (through their own ignorance?**), and after the Chief Executive signs the bill into law, the Judicial Branch sanctions the law (through their deafening silence), you have a criminal conspiracy to subvert the Constitution. I suppose the R.I.C.O. Act only applies to those citizens outside of the Government "Good Old Boys Club".
Conspiracy? There's a word that no rational thinking person of average intelligence would, or could, ever believe has a place in the American lexicon of the English language, especially when it's used in reference to our Government. That is unless the criminal Politicians want you to believe something was a conspiracy. The subversives define what is legal (to suit their needs), rather than abide by the Constitution, and they serve themselves rather than serve the People. Should private citizens have the nerve to even suggest there might exist a coordinated effort in some "smoke filled room" (Oval Office anyone?) to deny us our rights and increase the power of a fascist despot, they would be labeled "Loons".
Our Congress can pass any bill it chooses and the President can sign it into law, but it must be congruent with the Law of the Land. The same scenario could be applied to allowing the President to stay in office after his term expires. Congress could pass a law, for arguments sake let's call it: The National Emergency Continuity of Executive Leadership Act, citing a national crisis as the excuse, allowing the Chief Executive to suspend elections (sound familiar?). Why not? Sounds like a good idea, continuity of leadership during a crisis for the sake of security* and safety* of our citizenry. It violates the the Constitution and the XXII Amendment, that's why! We have a procedure for altering the Constitution, it's called an Amendment. No need to worry though, a pesky little annoyance like the U.S. Constitution (including Amendments) haven't stopped "Georgie the Younger", "Dead-eye Dick", or the Automatons in Congress from stealing/selling out our rights on a daily basis.
After much agonizing over the state of our Republic, and many hours of soul searching as to what I can do and what are my responsibilities as an American Citizen, I realized that my oath had no expiration date on it, and is a binding contract that will last as long as I live. When I left the Military, the provisions of part three of the Oath no longer applied to me, but the other two are still in effect. Civilian citizens are not bound to obey the orders of the President of the United States, but are required to obey the laws of the United States (the Constitutional laws of the United States). Read the Oath of Citizenship, taken by all Naturalized American Citizens: "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God. In acknowledgement whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature." Nowhere does it mention "obeying the orders of the President of the United States."
My New Years Resolution:
I have decided to reaffirm the vows in parts 1 and 2 of the oath I took back in 1981, and replace part 3 with: and that I will work to expose the criminal subversive elements within our Government, and do everything possible, within the limits of The United States Constitution, to bring them to Justice on the charge of Treason; and I will take every opportunity possible to educate myself and the Citizens of our great Republic as to our rights and responsibilities as Citizens, as long as I shall live, so help me God.
*Does this sound familiar?
Reichstag Fire Decree of 1933
Order of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State
On the basis of Article 48 paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the German Reich, the following is ordered in defense against Communist state-endangering acts of violence: § 1. Articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. It is therefore permissible to restrict the rights of personal freedom [habeas corpus], freedom of opinion, including the freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications, and warrants for house searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.
**Congress was pressured into voting for the USA PATRIOT ACT before reading the Bill! (Read Faux News editorial) It"s noteworthy to point out that in no court of any State or Federal jurisdiction is ignorance of the law an excuse for violating it (at least not for us private citizens). Members of Congress, you are convicted by your own words! It would appear that our Congressional representatives (most of whom are members of the Bar Association) spent as much time reading the U.S. Constitution as they did the USA PATRIOT ACT. I'll give "Georgie the Younger" a pass on this one in light of the fact that the U.S. Constitution contains no pictures: "One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures." -George W. Bush
The Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist Papers. READ THEM......You'll be better informed than George Bush and most of the Congress.
Judge Andrew Nopalitano's presentation at the FFF, discusses our loss of freedoms: Part 1 of 4 Part 2 of 4 Part 3 of 4 Part 4 of 4