The One Hundred Twelfth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2011 to January 3, 2013, during what will be the third and fourth years of Barack Obama's presidency. Senators elected to regular terms in 2006 will be in the last two years of those terms during this Congress. -- Wikipedia.
I received over the electronic transom an idea that I certainly think is worthy. If you do as well, why not forward it to every Tea Party, Libertarian and Second Amendment activist you know?
"Keep Your Oath" Rallies
The GOP has taken the House of Representatives and many state houses across the country. Most of us who have worked so hard to elect these people think that now we can rest until next year.
Unfortunately, the lobbyists and party machines don't think that way. They spent yesterday figuring out the legislative lay of the land and they are spending today and every day after this sidling up to these new representative's of the popular will, trying to turn them to their purposes, just like they did with the last bunch.
So, what we have to do is get off our butts and remind them early who put them in power. From the day that they are sworn in, we should remind them just who it is they are working for and what principles got them elected.
Therefore, on the day that they take their oaths, we ought to be outside every state legislature and senate, every governor's swearing in ceremony, and of course, the big one in Washington DC with signs that say "Keep Your Oath!" and "We'll be watching!" We should carry effigies of politicians, covered in tar and feathers, wearing signs around their necks saying "I violated my oath to the Constitution."
Each state is a bit different so you will have to do some research on the dates and the process. For example, here in Alabama, the newly elected can take the oath of office in private or public ceremonies in their districts before the legislature meets. They must forward proof of these oaths to the State House or Senate. They are again sworn in a mass ceremony on the first day of the convening of the Legislature, in Alabama's case that is January 11th, 2011. Members who have not sworn at home and provided proof, and who miss the mass ceremony, must take the oath in the Clerk's office the next day or they will not be allowed to take their seats. The Governor-elect takes his oath in a separate public ceremony on the 17th of January, 2011.
If you agree with this, please forward it across the Internet and by your Tea Party or Libertarian phone trees.
Our work is not done. We need to remind them:
"Keep Your Oath!"