...But we're not a Republic anymore, once you consider how much the Constitution has been violated by the government (so far)...
...And to think that the President is required to uphold the Constitution by taking the Inaugurational Vow (as stated in Article 2, Section 1,
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:óěI 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.î
But then take a look at Article 1, Section 9, Paragraph 8:
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent
of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
Wasn't Bush officially Knighted by the Crown of England recently? Another indicator of how well he keeps his vows...
Article 2, Section 4:
The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of,
Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.
With this statement, the citizens *do* have the right to call for removal of office of nearly every crook that has committed *any* crime in office,
right down to failure of maintaining a pet's license...That would wipe out pretty much all of the current government, wouldn't it? (Especially Bush
for accepting Knighthood & breaking his Vow of Office)
Article 3, Section 3:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No
Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
If the public were to *demand* that all government-confiscated evidence of any terrorist attacks (As an "Act of War") to be turned over to State
Civil Authories (or even privately-hired investigators) for investigation, I'm willing to bet that a large number of the governmental admisistration
would be facing the Senate for the purpose of Impeachment...To be followed by trial in the Supreme Court on charges of Treason. This does *not* grant
the government right to withold all evidence from crimes of such magnitude.
Article 1, Section 8:
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general
welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States (Two of the listed powers are listed
To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;
To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;
Considering that the Federal Reserve System is a system of *civilian banking concerns* (Use of the word "Federal" in the title is misleading &
inaccurate) & therefore Unconstitutional in its formation & operations, the government is *required* to disband that system & prosecute that system
for the crime of counterfeiting!
How many other such examples do you need to realize that we're no longer a Republic?