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Protecting Principles

Posted: October 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm   /   by

By Nick Bailey

 “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

Members of Congress are required to take this oath. But today, both sides of the aisle are guilty of not adhering to it. What does that say about the state of our governing system when there are no repercussions for doing such a thing?

In recent years, we’ve seen selective enforcement of the Constitution. Democrats hail Obamacare as “the law of the land” and want it enforced to the fullest, but treat border enforcement as if it’s a free admission Lady Gaga concert. Cherry picking laws is not what the Constitution is about. In fact, the Constitution is non-negotiable.

We’re at the mercy of gridlock’s vise grip, and the political landscape is toxic. This isn’t Democrats vs. Republicans, but rather Democrats vs. The Constitution. Since Obama took office, the docket has consisted of gay marriage, border enforcement, the individual healthcare mandate, free speech infringement on journalists, the war on guns, and forcing religious institutions to administer birth control. That’s all in just the last five years!

We keep allowing the one document that protects our liberties to be blatantly ignored, setting a dangerous precedent for the future. If we stay on the current path of an over-extending government with full control of our lives, we’ll soon see that American allegiance will be to the government, rather than the Constitution—which may very well be by design.

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