I Do Solemnly Swear

I Do Solemnly Swear
Kevin Bryant

"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." Article Two of the United States Constitution

Article Two of the Constitution specifically dictates the powers of the Executive Branch of government. The swearing in or affirmation of the oath of office is about the only thing that our current President has done in accordance with the Constitution.

Nowhere in Article Two of the Constitution does it say that the President shall own or oversee private industry, banks or anything else. Nowhere does it say the President shall oversee bankruptcy proceedings or decide if a company is too big to fail, or appoint czars that are only to answer to the President. Goodness, we now have more czars in our federal government than Russia had in any given 500 year period of history.

I could sit at this keyboard for hours on end listing out various constitutional violations committed by this President. I don’t have that type of time or the inclination to do it.

Not only is our President overstepping his boundaries, but so are many in state governments as well. One such example would be the subject of same sex marriage. 6 states now recognize gay marriage but did they do so legally in accordance with regards to both the state and federal constitutions? 30 states have voted down same sex marriage and if it were to come up again in an election here in Missouri, I would vote against it. 5 of the 6 states that recognize gay marriage either voted against it or were not offered the chance to vote on it at all.

What happened to the will of the people? What happened to the idea that the people are in charge and control governmental powers and not governments control the power over the people? The biggest question of all is what happened to the system of checks and balances? The Supreme Court of the U.S. and many state Supreme Courts have the right to strike down so many of the decisions being made today but they are not. Isn’t their jobs supposed to be to uphold the constitutions of the state and federal governments respectively?

Coming soon, Great Britain is going to be holding an election and it has been forecasted by several well respected political analyst that Gordon Brown and his party is basically going to receive a thumbs down vote because of lack of confidence and total mismanagement of government. The sad truth is, Gordon Brown has acted as a moderate if you compare the actions of Brown and Obama side by side.

Hopefully the conservatives on this side of the ocean will see this as a wake up call. Obama and the democrats have opened such a wide array of avenues for real conservatives to use and find success in the next election that it’s almost impossible for them to lose. My only question is, are there any real conservatives left in politics?