Christian Real Estate Professionals : Who Enforces THE OATH...Fran's Friday Forum...???

Who Enforces THE OATH...Fran's Friday Forum...???


I recently did some research on the ‘Oath Of Office’ government employees are required to take, and found some interesting items:

Item 1...Here is the OATH OF OFFICE required by our Constitution that every federal employee must take: 

I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

Item 2...Here is the OATH OF OFFICE specific to The President Of The United States:

Article II includes the specific oath the President takes - to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Here then is my dilemma.......

Who enforces these oaths if it is felt that they have been violated...???

Have the various CZARS appointed by our President taken these oaths...???

Why are there so many ongoing ‘attacks’ on our Constitution from so many various groups that seem hell bent to destroy us...Starting with Our Bill of Rights, which sets forth the inalienable rights that come from God, i.e. Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit Of Happiness...Our First amendment rights to Freedom Of Religion, Freedom Of Speech...Our Second Amendment’s Right To Keep and Bear Arms...???

In any event, when there is an attack on Our Constitution, isn’t it The President’s duty to ‘Preserve, protect, and defend’ from any and all enemies ‘foreign and domestic’ these attacks...and whose responsibility is it to ‘ENFORCE’ that The President fulfills those obligations...???

These are important questions demanding answers...!!!

We pay Congress to work for us, and The Supreme Court to do the same, and also The Department of Justice...

Which branch is shirking its responsibilities...???

The government has already compromised the RIGHT TO LIFE as Dr. Ron Paul reminds us when a baby one day old has The RIGHT TO LIFE, but one day before it is born that same baby’s RIGHT TO LIFE is denied...!!!

When 11 of the 24 Catholic Senators recently opposed a vote for religious liberty, even properly formed consciences come into question...!!!

If this doesn’t demand our persistent prayer, I don’t know what does...!!!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND...!!!

 

 

Comment balloon 15 commentsFran Gaspari • March 02 2012 07:22AM

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Fran... great article!  I am not so sure that the majority of Fed employees, at all levels, even KNOW there is an OATH, let alone the words to it.  Dilemma? HECK YES there is one!!

Posted by Dan Hopper, Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale (Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC) about 7 years ago

Dan,

I apologize for the rant, but common sense has left the Country...!!!

Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 7 years ago

Fran; I don't think ANYONE in the government gives a hoot about the oath.

Hey, I really dropped by to say hello and hope all is well in Fran's world.

Have a super weekend, my friend!

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc) about 7 years ago

Kat,

Miss you...You are great people...!!!

Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 7 years ago

Fran, Very good questions indeed! I will pray as always. I too heard Ron Paul's comments concerning abortion and he's right, it's a moral issue that should never have gotten to the Supreme Court. It's the same old same old. How did we obliterate a whole culture here in the US? How did we ignore our own bill of rights to allow slavery for so long? How did the Nazi's extinguish 6 million Jews? It's the same old song as how we've killed over 50 million future tax paying babies! They were dehumanized or made less than human in the general population's eyes. My question would be how many that have taken the oath do you think really upheld it to the letter of the law. I would bet the number would be extremely small. There is accountabilty but the process is too arduous, it's called impeachement. As for Life, wearing this band everyday reminds me to pray for the end of the bloodshed in America.

Posted by Bob & Bonnie Horning about 7 years ago

Great post, it reminds me that there are simple solutions to these problems.  Now if we can only teach our elected officials how to read.

Posted by Dale Terry about 7 years ago

Bob & Bonnie: The question you pose gives me chills...!!! I want to believe that the majority of public servants are morally principled, but my heart is truly with yours...SO...Since I believe that our Country can only be fixed from the ground up, let's you and I and others of like mind agree to be part of the ground swell of patriotic faith...!!! Let's refuse to let politicians divide us as we keep Our Lord at the center of our lives and politics...!!! Great comment...!!!

Dale: Even the best readers would find it hard to digest laws containing 3000 pages...!!! Yes, simple solutions are what we need...Progressives are victims of their own affluence...!!! Our Nation's debt is easy to remedy...STOP GOVERNMENT SPENDING...!!! Simple...!!!

Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 7 years ago

The folks that framed the constitution did us a great service and maybe a disservice at the same time. They made the document in some areas very broad and open to interpretation. This of course along with the power to amend makes the document a great living thing. On the other hand it may lead, and has in some case led to interpretations that stretch the meaning of the document. Now if you are going to stretch past the meaning of the document then the way to do it is thru amendment. A perfect example is the ending of slavery. So while you and I may not always agree, when it comes to the constitution I am with you on this. Lets fight all the special interests and maybe we should end the document as we start it with "we the people..."

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) about 7 years ago

Charlie,

Great comment...!!! We should put a moratorium on new laws until we enforce those already on the books...!!! And while we're at it, let's get rid of the laws that make no sense...!!!

Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 7 years ago

Fran:  The 24 Catholic Senators are in the Senate to vote for what they think is right... and NOT to follow the wishes, or even dictates of the newly-crowned Cardinal Dolan, or even the Pope.

As far as using a "properly formed" conscience... whose definition of what is "properly formed" should be used by these Senators?  Yours?  I think not.  Mine?  I also think not. 

In all cases, it should be up to the person making the choice in front of them.  Just because you happen to disagree with someone... me, or anyone... does not mean that my, or their conscience is not "properly formed."

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 7 years ago

Karen Anne,

Leaving your conscience and my conscience aside, it is clear to me that many of those in public office who 'claim' to be 'Catholic' don't seem to pass the 'smell' test when examining their spoken and voting records...

It's not hard to make these judgements...Catholics are Christians, and Christians are those who follow Christ, His Teachings, and The Church which He founded...

And especially during this time of Lent which the Church sets aside as a time of personal reflection, repentance, and reconciliation...!!!

Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 7 years ago

Fran:  You make some good points, but what is still an issue... is what "smell" smells good, to whom, and why.  And also, exactly who wrote the cookbook, and how many times it has been re-written, re-interpreted, mis-interpreted, or outright changed.

Unfortunately, that "cookbook"... over the years... has become more of a political document than it should be.

Who gets to JUDGE whether these politicians you alude to ARE passing the "smell" test?  Not you, nor me, nor nor Cafrdinal Dolan, nor the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger... now Pope.

Yes... Christ founded His church... and then mankind got ahold of it, and molded it to their own personal leanings and political needs.  We see it happening more and more every day.

By the way... the forming of my own conscience was done with the help of the Ursuline Sisters, the Akron Dominical Sisters, The Marianists, and the Jesuits.  That is a combination that I am sure... should pass just about anyone's "smell test."

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 7 years ago

Karen Anne,

Are you giving them credit or blaming them...??? LOL

Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 7 years ago

Fran... I give them all the credit in the world.  I received an excellent education, and a very well-formed, and well-informed, thinking-woman's conscience.

How about you ?

NOW:  How about responding to what else I had to say in my comment ?  Come on now... item by item.  I'd love to hear what you have to say.

Thanks... Karen Anne

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 7 years ago

Karen Anne,

Even though I think you're playing the old progressive demo game of shooting the messenger, I'll play along...!!! How about a 'bullet' list...!!!

*My conscience is always in the process of formation...!!! I try to expose it to as much that is virtuous as possible...as time permits with 9 kids and 5 grandkids...!!!

*I assume you mean 'Our Constitution' when you refer to 'the cookbook'...!!! The framers all had Mothers, Wives, Aunts, and Sisters, Fathers, Grandfathers, Brothers...and GOD from whom to draw upon for wisdom when penning Our Beloved Document...!!!

* According to that beloved document, the judges are the members of the Supreme Court...They are the ones who judge...You seem to be confusing Church and State...typical of those who believe there should be separation of those two entities...!!! No separation...MUTUAL RESPECT for one another...!!!

*Christ founded The Church...Yes, and He promised to guide it with His Holy Spirit, and further promised that the gates of hell would not prevail against it...!!! Has He reneged...???

*BTW, I was taught by THE IHM...Sisters of The Immaculate Heart of Mary, many great diocesan Priests, The Sisters Of Mercy, and The Sisters of Saint Joseph...One of whom suggested that two heads are always better than one...even if one is cabbage...

There you go, my friend from Fort Worth...Continue to have a peaceful and prayerful Lent...!!!

Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 7 years ago

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