posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 01:10 PM
reply to post by saltheart foamfollower
This is what sets mankind apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. The ability to discuss, debate, reason, and critically think using not only our
emotional (primal) states but also our logical (human) states to manipulate and form the world around us.
I haven't found any specific rules onto where and how the Oath is to be administered. My Oath was given in front of the flag, with my boss (an
authorized officer) administering it to me. The Senate does all its members in one large fell swoop. The House does it in groups. The military does
it groups where we must repeat the oath.
This is why I have backtracked a bit to find out if there votes were unconstitutional because the question still remains; To what capacity does the
Oath need to be administered? Witnesses all saw the two representatives take the Oath did they not? Did they affirm or swear to the Oath?
Ultimately this is a gaffe that the Democrats will use to great lengths, just as the Republicans would do the same if the tables were turned.
Yet this thread and board is up in arms while they both continue to run the country dry....was it not George Washington state something to the likes
of "The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury"? But by God we will point out all these mistakes that the other side has done!
See! Look they are bad!
Now that I have morphed the later portion of this post into a rant, I will continue.
Grow up! Everyone! Start realizing that you are not truly engaged in your governance unless you actively either participate directly or indirectly
starting at the local level. Yet we all blow those elections off even though they are the elections that directly and immediately affect upon your
lives. They are the elections that shape your schools that you dump your kids off to. They shape your neighborhoods. Though they are massively
Then we have State elections. Again, no interest. Even though it should have a higher priority than any national election. We complain about the
Electoral College, yet unless you open a new page, the large majority has no idea how and why we use it. Oh well. We die a glorious death as a
Nation by failing to keep a Republic.