I think this worthy of sending to my friends and fellow concerned citizens. Paul and Jerry are great friends, patroits of the highest order, and both very successful in their own right. They are sincerely worried about the path our country is on, and we share the same fears. Folks, it is time we stand up for the sake of our families, and insist that Congress be turned over to younger, clear thinking individuals who put the country and its people first. Please read this, pass it on, and start working on your plan to get every conservative you know to the polls next year. They will not resign. We must vote them out and anything past 2010 is too late.
B/G, USAF, ret.
Elected and Appointed U.S. Government Officials Who Violate Their Oath of Office and The Constitution Must Resign
By Gerald Molen and Vallely MG, US Army (Ret)
The Declaration of Independence states in part: “…That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness...”
The arrogance of power in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government has reached epic and intolerable proportions and generated significant dissent and protest in Town-hall meetings and Tea Parties across the nation.
The U.S. President, Vice-President, cabinet members and senior appointed officials, members of Congress, and members of the Supreme Court take the following sacred oath of office:
“I do solemnly swear 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.”
Sadly, we have seen most of them violate their oath. Fraud and corruption is rampant in the institutions of government, and some have engaged in treasonous activities. They know who they are, as do the people.
Some of the main offenses are:
Berated and condemned the actions of the United States before the United Nations in New York City and overseas.
Acted outside the boundaries of our nation’s founding principles by nationalizing significant segments of the U.S. automobile, banking, housing, and (if they get their way) healthcare industries.
Appointed more than 30 czars to important policy positions in the executive branch and currently immune from congressional advice and consent and oversight requirements.
Passed and signed the $787 billion Stimulus Bill without thoroughly reading and adequately debating the bill’s merits which included a stealth expansion of Federal control over states and citizens.
Engaged in judicial activism which may grant captured terrorists the same constitutional due process rights as American citizens.
In 1789, Thomas Jefferson was overheard saying to James Madison, “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositories.”
In 1861, Abraham Lincoln’s issued this warning in his inaugural address, “Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.”
The U.S. Constitution, Article One, Section Five, Clause II and the 10th Amendment to the Constitution provide the constitutional authority for the President, Vice-President, cabinet appointees, members of Congress and members of the Supreme Court to be removed from office for failure to properly discharge their constitutional duties and responsibilities.
The U.S. Constitution allows the citizens of their country to freely elect their government leaders. Americans elect the president and vice-president every four years, members of the House of Representatives every two years, members of the Senate every six years. Members of the Supreme Court are nominated by the president and receive lifetime appointments if confirmed by the Senate. And political appointees in the executive branch serve at the pleasure of the president if confirmed by the Senate.
“We, the People” have had enough of this current government. They, not the American People, are on a socialist and treasonous death march and bankrupting the country. We have watched the President and members of his Cabinet, Vice-President, members of Congress, and members of the Supreme Court, defile our nation’s founding documents and sacred principles – and violate their sacred oath of office.
These are extraordinary times. “We, the People” cannot wait for the next round of elections because of the urgent and deteriorating national security and economic conditions. The time has come to call on these public servants to put the interests of “We, the People” above their own self-interests by resigning from their government positions immediately. In the event no resignations are forthcoming, the American people can assist them by voting them out of office starting in 2010.
Gerald R. Molen, Academy Award winning film producer, Schindlers List
Paul Vallely is a retired MG, US Army and is Chairman of Stand Up America USA
http://www.standupamericaus.com/ and Save Our Democracy http://www.saveourdemocracy.org/.
Thanks General Cash and please convey our thanks to General Vallely and Mr. Molen.