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4/16/2014 6:00:00 AM
COLUMN: 'I do solemnly swear...'
Bob Weete, columnist
Bob Weete, columnist

Before he enters on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Interesting. That statement has been sworn to by every President of the United States since George Washington. It has been uttered each time, as the President places one hand on the Holy Bible, as prescribed by our country's tradition.

The problem is that with our current President, I tend to believe he must have had his fingers crossed behind his back as he made the obligatory statement for another Photo Op. Embarrassing and disappointing.

I realize that there are those who have the right to, and will exercise their right to, disagree with my point of view, and, for the time being at least, those who agree with my opinion have the same rights to voice them, too, unless they are intimidated.

It does not make me proud to find that this sacred pledge, sworn to by many good men, has been a mockery by this President.

Unfortunately, the public media have also made a mockery of their responsibilities as journalists, in that they have failed to adhere to their own pledge to report the news with honesty and integrity. Birds of a feather flock together.

As a result, time and again I have seen on news broadcasts - yes, Fox News - the demonstration that so many people of all ethnic groups, various age groups, and educational groups, have been shown to have no clue as to the truth on the vital issues that this country faces today.

They do not know, for example, how many exemptions, changes, and other modifications this President has, on his own whim, made in the infamous Obamacare law. This is a country of laws, and nobody has the power to arbitrarily modify laws passed by Congress. Nobody. Yet, he has done this repeatedly, and somehow our Congress has not had the intestinal fortitude to put a stop to this.

Of course, this is made even more difficult, since we have Obama's man, Eric Holder, mismanaging the Attorney General's duties. He, too, arbitrarily decides which laws will be adhered to and which ones will be ignored.

"Politically Correct" has gained the upper hand over "Morally Correct", and we revert to the old Wild, Wild, West, where lawlessness is the way of life. Survival of the fittest, just like the jungle, and nobody is safe.

Where will all this end? Anybody who has spent five minutes actually following the progressive drive to make slaves of the uninformed, the don't cares, the potheads, the illegal "citizens", could plainly see what is happening and why. "Subjugate" is written all over the works of the so-called "progressives". Just like the lemmings, who happily join their leaders right over the cliff to their deaths.

It's a shame, too, after all the lives that have been given to perpetuate the greatest idea this old world has ever known, demonstrating to all that totalitarian forms of government don't work for the People. And we return, ultimately, to a dog-eat-dog world, where humanity and love don't exist anymore.

Sounds pretty grim, doesn't it? Can't really believe that America, the beacon of light to the world, has been snuffed out by greedy, self-serving people.  The eternal light has been blindly extinguished to follow "hope" and "change".

The earthquake rumbles with all the patriotic Americans who worked so hard to build a country of the people, by the people, and for the people. They weep that their own lives were given freely in order to preserve this country, blessed by God. And now, American citizens themselves, almost without a care in the world, so easily are tempted by the sly, evil one, who always stands in wait for the lame, the weak, to fall out of the strong pack, willing to be devoured forever.

This all seems like a crazy pipe dream, but if you will spend time researching on the computer, reading material, getting as much information as you can about the actions the President has bragged that he could accomplish by the mere stroke of a pen, you can't help but be aware that he is, along with his fellow travelers, slowing setting America up to fail - big time.

This fits right in with his buddy, George Soros, a communist with billions of dollars to spend on the final death blows to a country that had everything going for it until he and people like him found people with the same disaster plan for voiding all the right steps made by our forefathers.

When people are at the top, there will always be people whose desire is to bring them down. The people are really salivating now. They feel America implosion is in sight. Please enlighten yourselves and see that we are going very rapidly now into oblivion.




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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Article comment by: @ Marie

Rebublicans know what channels feed them bs and what channels tell the truth and not the political spin, sorry the dumbocrats have their loyalty to loser stations - no wonder they are so out of touch, stupid & keep voting in the genious' we have running the country. How many hours did you watch the breaking news about the missing plane??? Breaking news from CNN "we STILL haven't found anything but our ratings are up". Duh dems - all the while you missed real news. Oh yea MSNBC is still ragging on Christie - what 6 months later??? & still saying the IRS scandal needs to go away - really - just when we're finding out democrat senators had a hand in the targeting of the conservatives. This is illegal, but (deleted)don't know that - stupid is as stupid does. Yea real news programs full of great info, not. You know MSNBC has maybe 10000 followers compared to Fox's millions don't you? America has 300 million citizens and (deleted)is saying it's a success because 7 million signed up for health care, lol, what a joke.

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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Article comment by: @ WAKE UP (deleted)

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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Article comment by: Marie Antoinette

Come on everyone lets move over to Separation of Church and State Mr. Weete essay is played out. Boy do I have quotes from the founding fathers thoughts on this! I just got through reading "John Adams" by David McCollough!

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Article comment by: @ Wake up America

Your statements are better associated with the current REPUBLICRAPS!

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Article comment by: My Question

How does most of this stuff relate to the column subject matter as a whole? Did some of these yahoo's even read the entire piece? Or are they "from the southern states"? I can't believe this stuff.

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Article comment by: Marie Antoinette

@marie, Itís because Republicans as a unified group watch Fox News. If Democrats rallied behind a single news network, that network would be larger than FNC.

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@....Marie.A. Compare to you, I had to rent extra space. You make you backside do double duty. lol

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Article comment by: Walt Sleptke

To Poor Walt, so from your comment, I take it that a "a poorly educated soldier from the southern states" should willingly follow an illegal order given to them by their superiors? I guess you're right when you read the stories and see the videos of what happened to the people in and around New Orleans after Katrina, when the soldiers in the National Guard went door to door to illegally CONFISCATE all the LEGALLY owned firearms. Even to the point of kicking in doors, muscling people (and little old ladies who wanted to protect themselves) and threaten to shoot them if they didn't comply. That was in done in Louisiana by them "poorly educated soldiers from the southern states". Now, tell me "It can't happen here"!

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Article comment by: Wake up America See the rules for radicals AKA Democrats

8 levels of control that must be obtained before becoming a social state
1 Healthcare, Control healthcare & you control the people.
2 Poverty, Increase the poverty level as high as possible. Poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3 Debt, Increase debt to an unsustainable level. That way you will be able to increase taxes, this will produce more poverty.
4 Gun Control, Remove the ability for citizens to defend themselves from the government. That way you will be able to create a police state.
5 Welfare, Take control of every aspect of their lives (food, housing, income).
6 Education, Take control of what people read & listen to, take control of what children learn in school.
7 Religion, Remove belief in God from the government & schools.
8 Class Warfare, Divide the people into the wealthy & the poor. This will cause more discontent & it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
Does any of this sound like what is happening in the United States? In upcoming elections, don't vote for those who are in favor of doing these things to America. It's our DUTY to Save America by careful, diligent voting for those who support the Bill of Rights & United States Constitution. NO THANX DEMOCRAPS.


Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Article comment by: Marie Antoinette

@el pica wow you sure can store a lot of stuff in your back side.

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Article comment by: @ Marie

Just want to know if all the people who watch fox are sooo dumb - why does fox have more viewers than MSNBC & CNN combined? Also how would you know what fox reports unless you are watching them? Same question to all those who bash fox. At least fox tells the truth that dumbocrats don't like to hear. Besides, smart people want to know both sides of the story - u don't get that @MSNBC or CNN hahahaha, dumb sheep

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@000 000. EL PICA BUYAS is not Morally Correct much less Political Correct. And that's the Fact Jack.

Just because they can shoot a gun, that does not make them smart. So just because you can shoot your mouth off, and you live here in California, then that makes you smart??? You people have that mind set, that if it feels good then do it.


Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

George Soros is a terrorist he was involved in bombing in the 60's. So what about them Kennedy's where do you think they got their money from. Look at the the kid from Kenya where did he get his millions. Same for his wife that many think she's a he. Where did she get those millions.

I too can reach into my back side and ask questions about your hero's.


Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Article comment by: 0000000 00000000000

By the way pica its not politically incorrect, if its true, then its just called a fact.

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Article comment by: BOB WEETE

As far as following their leader off a cliff, wasn't it the republicans who were willing to shut the government down? If this isn't following their leader over a cliff I don't know what is. Your essay is strange.


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