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On January 20, 2009 Republican Leaders in Congress literally plotted to sabotage and undermine U.S. Economy during President Obama’s Inauguration.
In Robert Draper’s book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives” Draper wrote that during a four hour, “invitation only” meeting with GOP Hate-Propaganda Minister, Frank Luntz, the below listed Senior GOP Law Writers literally plotted to sabotage, undermine and destroy America’s Economy by among other things “Just Say No” to everything President Obama proposed.
During the four hour meeting: The senior GOP members plotted to bring Congress to a standstill regardless how much it would hurt the American Economy by pledging to obstruct and block President Obama on all legislation.
These Republican members of Congress were not simply airing their complaints regarding the other party’s political platform for four long hours. These Republican Congressional Policymakers, who were elected to do ‘the People’s work’ were literally plotting to sabotage, undermine and destroy the U.S. Economy.
Here’s a list of the congressmen who attended the meeting;
Frank Luntz – GOP Minister of Propaganda
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA)
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R)
Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R)
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R)
Sen. John Ensign (NV-R)
Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R)
Non-lawmakers present Newt Gingrich
McConnel told Republicans to obstruct from the start
As shown in the above videos, there’s evidence to suggest that Republicans went so far as to deliberately sabotage the US Economy to cause President Obama to fail.
Agreeing to “Just Say No” to everything President Obama proposed, requires a promise and future action and makes mental reservation of future action and that is in direct violation of the Oath of office.
Every Republican congressman who agreed to “Just Say No” to everything President Obama proposed violated his or her Oath Of Office. Such an agreement exhibits willful, treasonous disregard for the American people and the best interests of the Citizens of the United States of America.
These same Republican members of Congress supported the very Bush/Cheney policies that caused America to teeter on the brink of the 2nd Great Depression and caused the 2007 US Economic Meltdown.
Here’s how they all voted:
— “Yes” to Bush/Cheney January 2008 Stimulus
— “Yes” to Bush/Cheney bailing out Bear Stern
— “Yes” to Bush/Cheney bailing out AIG
— “Yes” to Bush/Cheney TARP (sept 2008)
— “Yes” to Bush/Cheney TARP (oct 2008)
And these same Republican members of Congress:
Supported Bush/Cheney keeping cost of two wars out of the Budget.
Supported Bush/Cheney spending $4Trillion while giving Top 1% Tax Cuts; ignoring the fact that taxes pay for wars.
If you find their actions reprehensible, call each congressman and tell then what you think.
Here’s their phone numbers
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) – (202) 225-3031
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) – (202) 225-2815
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) – (202) 225-2915
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) – (202) 225-2231
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) – (202) 225-3484
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R) – 202-224-5754
Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R) – 202-224-3344
Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) – Resigned, details
Before taking office, each member of Congress swears a oath to “faithfully discharge the duties of the office.”
The oath taken by both houses of Congress reads:
“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”
Grover Norquist Tax Pledge is also a Oath of Office Violation
A large number of Republicans has signed what’s known as the Grover Norquist Tax Pledge which is a written promise to never increase taxes.
US Supreme Court Ruling Interprets “Grover Norquist Tax Pledge”, GOP Elected Officials Violating Oath Of Office, “Sincerity Clause” The US Supreme Court precedent holds Grover Norquist GOP Tax Pledge in clear violation of the Oath of Office. The majority of Republicans in Congress has made the “Norquist Tax Pledge” perpetually since 1986 violating their Oath of Office according to the US Supreme Court.
“The Oath of Office does not require a promise of future action, it demands that elected representatives swear that he holds a certain belief at that very moment, loyalty to the Constitution ‘without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion as well as to faithfully discharge the duties of the office they have entered” 401 U.S. 154 S. Ct.(1971) LAW STUDENTS CIVIL RIGHTS RESEARCH COUNCIL, INC., ET AL. v. WADMOND ET AL.
The Norquist Tax Pledge requires a promise and future action and makes mental reservation of future action and inaction in direct violation of the Oath of office itself.
The Constitution of the United States Article I, Section 8: The Congress shall have the Power to lay and collect Taxes…..
The preemptive and unconditional pledge to Norquist by each signer is a knowing and willful repudiation of Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution and the Sixteenth Amendment. The pledge to Norquist makes signers’ oath of office to uphold the Constitution a fraud on the Congress and the American people. It is also a probable violation of federal criminal law.
Here’s a list of Republicans who signed the Grover Norquist Tax Pledge http://s3.amazonaws.com/atrfiles/files/files/073013-113thCongress.pdf.
Violating Oath of Office is a Federal Crime
Federal law regulating oath of office by government officials is divided into four parts along with an executive order which further defines the law for purposes of enforcement. 5 U.S.C. 3331, provides the text of the actual oath of office members of Congress are required to take before assuming office. 5 U.S.C. 3333 requires members of Congress sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath of office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 and have not or will not violate that oath of office during their tenure of office as defined by the third part of the law, 5 U.S.C. 7311 which explicitly makes it a federal criminal offense (and a violation of oath of office) for anyone employed in the United States Government (including members of Congress) to “advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government”. The fourth federal law, 18 U.S.C. 1918 provides penalties for violation of oath office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 which include: (1) removal from office and; (2) confinement or a fine.
It would seem there are grounds to remove Republicans who signed the Grover Norquist Tax Pledge which the Supreme Court deemed a violation of the Oath of office. Republicans allegiance should be to the United States of America and the American people, not Grover Norquist.
Republican who agreed to “Just Say No” to everything President Obama proposed should also be removed from office.
It is clear that a large number of Republicans has violated their Oath of Office and made agreements of promises and future action and mental reservation of future action and inaction which violated their of their Oath of Office.
Each and every Republican who engaged in actions which violated their Oath of Office should be held accountable, removed from office and prosecuted. These Republicans are not just failing to perform their jobs, they’re doing the opposite of what they swore to do.
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