Thursday, November 4, 2010

What's Next in the Political Arena? How about "Keep Your Oath!" Rallies?

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!"

"Or else!"


Carl said...

Now is not the time to sit back and congratulate ourselves. The next 2 years mean life or death to conservatism. I choose life. The T.E.A. party and RTC movements must remain energized or we will be cooked like the proverbial frog. No time to nap, let us put our shoulders to the wheel and get out of the rut.


Anonymous said...

"we ought to be outside every state legislature and senate, every governor's swearing in ceremony"

Some famous civil libertarian said that Socialism fails because it takes up too many nights of the week.

God has commanded you to be a libertarian: You shall not murder. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. Apparently, "you shall not steal" is as ambiguous as "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed".

WarriorClass said...

I like it. We have two senators here in Texas that voted for the first Banker Bailout. Now it's time to through them out (they weren't up this time).

Personally, I think tar and feathering should come back in vogue.

Keep your oath, or else!


Anonymous said...

Love the idea but lets not take our focus off the current sanhedrin. Anybody else worried that the yahoos we just fired can do whatever they want for the next two months? For the first time ever I really think anything is possible.

Anonymous said...

Anybody else worried that the yahoos we just fired can do whatever they want for the next two months?--Anon@ 1:01 PM

The "yahoos we just fired" will soon be stripped of the security apparatus they now enjoy as congress critters. It would be well for them to remember that they will soon be rubbing shoulders with the hoi polloi.


Dennis308 said...

Resting on our @sses is what got this country in the shape that it is now. The price of Liberty is to be Ever Vigilant, take the week-end if you Must look to your families, spend some time with them and remember they are are the reason for all this vigilance.


Rhodes said...

Wouldn't that be the mission of Oath Keepers? It seems keeping one's sworn oath is a right wing extremist principle. May we all be such radicals...

Wraith said...

Carl has it pegged. We cannot allow ourselves to think that this election, or the next, or any of them mean we can relax and go back to American Idol.

I've said it elsewhere, and I will repeat it here: The next time America goes to sleep, she will awaken in chains. We have over 100 years of Prog--er, Oppressivism to undo. It ain't gonna happen overnight.

Anonymous said...

Starting NOW. "lame duck" session

Anonymous said...

"Most of us who have worked so hard to elect these people"

What did you do to get anyone elected, Mike? You think calling on people to throw bricks through windows was getting out the vote work?

You did nothing except spout your violent rhetoric on your blog.

EJR914 said...

"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- John Philpot Curran

Defender said...

Not just Congress, either. Apparently the Ninth Circuit Court is more interested in the opinions of Latin American countries than those of the citizens of Arizona concerning the illegal immigration law:

Witchwood said...

Right on, Mike. This "victory," for whatever it's worth, can be easily pissed away by complacence. The newly elected should be brought to heel, immediately, and in a way that will stick in their memories.

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