"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
The oath that any person elected to the office of President of the United States is an important one. The oath indicates a promise to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
The current man holding the office of President has failed to keep this promise. He has failed to preserve the Constitution with his utter contempt of the document ("It's just a god damned piece of paper!"). He has failed to protect the Constitution with his administration's consistent violation of the 4th amendment, and he has failed to defend the Constitution by attempting to circumvent the separation of powers articulated therein. Mr. Bush instead wants to be a President on the order of Pervez Musharraf, or Hugo Chavez, and have complete control of the government. He wants to be the only person who counts and that the legislative and judicial branches of government are only there to do his bidding or sanction his actions.
Never in my life have I witnessed such a flagrant disregard for our history, our law and our creed. The preamble of the U.S. Constitution, probably the most holy of documents in our collective possession says the following:
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
George Walker Bush has abused, violated and failed in every aspect the intent of the people who risked their lives to create this country. The man is the most shameful example of a president this country has known.
The sadness of the situation is only compounded by the evident apathy of the population at large. We have as sacrificed liberty for security, and have retained neither.
We have only ourselves to blame. On November 4, 2008, please take your obligation to vote seriously. We can not afford another George W. Bush.