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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:12 PM
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Now that we are all oath experts, why doesn't the President protect the constitution from enemies?
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 10:21 PM by Kurt_and_Hunter
If memory serves, from the VP down to civil servants one swears to protect the Constitution "against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Put the President just swears to uphold and protect the constitution or something... it seems a somewhat softer charge. Certainly less dramatic.

Probably because the presidential oath is in the Constitution... can't be updated. (I wouldn't be surprised if federal oaths got a little sharper right after the Civil War.)

But maybe there's a philosophy behind the difference. (?)
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:15 PM
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1. Well... he's the commander-in-chief
of the military and Service members take an oath the protect and defend the constitution. :shrug:
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:16 PM
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2. I dont know but.....
.... listening to that yesterday, it was a tad bit easier why "Cheeney" got "confused."

I wanted to say to him, "it's a pledge sir, not a mandate!"

Cant just you see him ...... "ENEMIES!!!! ENEMIES!!!! THEY'RE EVERYWEHRE!!!!"
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:30 PM
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3. The legislative branch can hold him/her to it
through its power to impeach for whatever it deems as treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
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